Crime
Domestic Abuse in Scotland

BBC Scotland reports ‘Hundreds told of partner’s abusive past’, but viewers not informed of wider context

On the BBC early morning broadcasts and on the website, with tabloid imagery, today: ‘Nearly 1,600 people in Scotland have been told about the abusive past of their partners since the introduction of a new law in 2015. Police Scotland said that ...

Ruth Davidson

Reporting Scotland and Ruth Davidson collude in an unholy exploitation of the tears of broken parents

On Reporting Scotland today, the headline is: ‘Ruth Davidson accuses the Scottish government of offering nothing but warm words over the possible early release of a man who murdered an Ayrshire teenager.’ over the long close-up shot of the ...

Police Scotland

Police Scotland chief constable: Every homicide “dealt with to the highest possible standard” – BBC misreports

Police Scotland new chief constable said today of the national service’s performance: ‘That approach has brought benefits. For example, we can now say with certainty that every homicide in Scotland is dealt with to the highest possible ...

organised crime

Organised crime report – ‘should not be read as a generalised picture’, but that’s exactly what BBC does ….

On 4th June 2018, Reporting Scotland gave quite an extended, headlined, report, with 24 long, compound, sentences on organised crime. Despite, the length, they failed to mention the researchers’ own repeated warning against generalising the ...