SB 08-41 Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill

The Bill extends hate crime legislation, providing for new statutory aggravations which may be applied in cases where there is evidence that a crime has been motivated by malice or ill-will based on a victim's actual or presumed sexual orientation, transgender identity or disability.

Read SPICe Briefing: Offences (Aggravation by Prejudice) (Scotland) Bill (138KB pdf)

Published: 27 August 2008

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