unruly certificate

unruly certificate

n
(Law) an informal name for certificate of unruliness
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The figures, obtained under freedom of information laws, revealed sheriffs st i l l issued "unruly certificates" to imprison children, despite moves by the Scottish government to scrap the practice.
Mr MacAskill wants to abolish the "unruly certificates" which allow this after concerns from the Chief Inspector of Prisons, Dr Andrew McLellan.
Justice minister Kenny MacAskill said the government would scrap the use of unruly certificates, which mean children under 16 charged with an offence can be detained in prison while on remand because of "unruly character".
Forty-nine people aged 17 or under were remanded in jail on "unruly certificates" last year.