Scottish government renames 'offender' as 'person with conviction'

Scottish government renames 'offender' as 'person with conviction'
 

People released from Scottish prisons will no longer be referred to as "offenders", under Scottish government plans.
The new National Strategy for Criminal Justice said they should be referred to as a "person with convictions" or "person with an offending history".
The government said the change underlined the "power of language" to affect behaviour.
Critics said it risked suggesting that ministers did not take crime seriously.
In the government's national strategy, Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said ministers were "adopting a preventative... read more

 
25 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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