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Public Protection - The Law

The Management of Offenders etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

This act places a duty on the responsible authorities to jointly establish arrangements for the assessment and management of the risks posed by certain offenders. This effectively introduced the multi agency public protection arrangements ( MAPPA ) and also provided a 'duty to cooperate' between agencies involved with offender management in Scotland.

The Sexual Offences Act 2003

This act provides the law to support the registration of sex offenders and the restrictions that can be placed upon them.