Annex B : Thematic reports
Thematic reports run in tandem with office inspections, usually two per year. The full text of these can be read at www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Justice/ipis/intro .
Thematic Report on the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service's Response on Race Issues
This was the first thematic report by the Inspectorate of Prosecution in Scotland and was delivered to the Lord Advocate in November 2004. It contained 12 recommendations all of which were accepted.
As part of the Inspectorate's ongoing work we monitor compliance of the recommendations and are in regular communication with the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service regarding these.
The ongoing inspection of every office in the country for compliance with the policies on race issues enables the Inspectorate to update the information obtained in the thematic report.
In keeping with other thematic reports a Reference Group was created consisting of persons and organisations with expertise in the field. This enabled a considerably wider input into the thematic work than might otherwise have been possible.
Joint Thematic Report on the Provision of Services to Witnesses
This joint thematic report in conjunction with Victim Support Scotland (and the Witness Service) was delivered to the Lord Advocate in March 2006. This contained six recommendations and these were all accepted.
The Reference Group for this thematic included Victim Support Scotland, Scottish Court Service, Scottish Executive Victim and Witness Unit and Crown Office Victim Information and Advice.
Joint Thematic on Case Management
This thematic report produced in conjunction with Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary was published in August 2006 and contained 14 recommendations. The recommendations were accepted.