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Second data report on police use of Fixed Penalty Notices under the Covid-19 regulations in Scotland

Susan McVie

Professor Susan McVie has authored a second data report scrutinising the police use of Fixed Penalty Noticed (FPNs) under the temporary powers introduced by the Coronavirus Regulations to help stop the spread of the virus. It is the only study in the UK to look at the characteristics of the individuals who received police fines rather than just the numbers of FPNs issued.

The report is one of a number of papers presented today (24th February 2021) to the Scottish Police Authority by John Scott QC, Chair of the Independent Advisory Group (IAG) set up to provide scrutiny around Police Scotland’s use of the temporary powers.