The Parole Board Rules
The Parole Board (Scotland) Rules 2022 set out the matters which may be taken into account by the Board in considering references by the Scottish Ministers.
Matters which may be taken into account by the Board include:
- the nature and circumstances of any offence of which that person has been convicted or found guilty by a court of law;
- that person’s conduct since the date of his / her current sentence(s);
- the likelihood of that person committing any offence or causing harm to any other person if he / she were to be released on licence, remain on licence or to be re-released on licence as the case may be; and
- what that person intends to do if he / she were to be released on licence, remain on licence or be re-released on licence, as the case may be, and the likelihood of his / her fulfilling those intentions.
Statutory Powers and Functions
The Parole Board for Scotland is a Tribunal Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) which exists under the provisions of the Prisons (Scotland) Act 1989, the Prisoners and Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1993, the Convention Rights (Compliance) (Scotland) Act 2001 and the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003.