Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Humza Yousaf, said: "Our investment in prevention, enforcement and rehabilitation, both in prisons and in community justice, have contributed to Scotland's reconviction
rate falling to its lowest level in 20 years, in turn helping to keep crime down and communities safe."
Prosecutors said he had four previous convictions and was judged by the Probation Service to present a high risk of reconviction
and a high risk of harm to girls.
The final quantitative results and reconviction
rates for the cohort are planned to be attained in 2023 Dr Christopher Kay, Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy at Loughborough University, said: "We are thrilled and privileged to be invited to evaluate the Twinning Project.
With an average reconviction
rate of over 70%, it must lead to the conclusion that ways other than short-term custody are required.
These are not statistics to be proud of and numbers have increased despite our action to cut crime and drive down reconviction
rates to a 19-year low.
Scots who serve short prison sentences of under a year have high reconviction
Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire, and member of the House of Commons Justice Committee, said in Scotland the use of custodial sentences under three months has fallen over the last decade, and reconviction
rates are at a 19-year low.
Supreme Court, Goldberg said, "It is well established that 'a corollary of the power to retry a defendant is the power, upon the defendant's reconviction
, to impose whatever sentence may be legally authorized, whether or not it is greater than the sentence imposed after the first conviction.'"
The results showed that community volunteer visits reduced the risk of recidivism by 25 percent for rearrest, 20 percent for reconviction
, and 31 percent for new offense reincarceration.
She added he showed remorse and was assessed by an offender manager as a low risk of reconviction
for sexual offences.
Joe Bryers, service co-ordinator for Moving On at Action for Children Scotland, said: "Research has shown that short-term prisoners have the highest level of social need and the highest rates of reconviction