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Holyrood Magazine issue 401 / 9 April 2018

Holyrood Magazine issue 401 / 9 April 2018

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Interviews with Susan Deacon and Jeane Freeman; Special section on Law and order including policing and how the criminal justice system in Scotland affects women. Plus, artificial intelligence, the robots are coming, but it’s not all bad news.  

Editor's note:
Bigots do exist everywhere

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

Talking Point:
Sometimes trying to provide balance can lead to a schewed picture

Digital Highlights:
The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

Political Spotlight:
Scotland’s future relationship with Europe could hinge on the fate of an academic in St Andrews 

Law and order:
Problems with policing have overshadowed work on prevention

Interview with Susan Deacon:
The chair of the Scottish Police Authority on its new direction

How does the criminal justice system in Scotland affect women? 

Q&A with Michael Matheson:
Holyrood asked the justice secretary about key issues in justice

Artificial intelligence:
The robots are coming, but it’s not all bad news

Interview with Jeane Freeman:
The minister is dedicated to listening to social security users

Event Report:
Cyber security was the topic of Holyrood’s first event in Northern Ireland

Getting to know you:
Maurice Golden and carbs

Walter, meet the Flintstones and pass the sick bucket

Kenny MacAskill:
The new SPA can be a lesson for public boards

Politicians and their pets:
Lib Dem councillor Ben Lawrie’s hamsters

Parliamentary sketch:
Fiona Hyslop attempts to solve a murder while MSPs talk culture

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