Criminal Justice PathwayCare in the Community and Re-offendingThis is both the start and end point of the criminal justice system. More must be done to stop the cycle of re-offending.Police Interaction and Police CustodyPeople with a learning disability must be safeguarded as they are vulnerable to acquiescence, suggestibility and they may also have communication difficulties. Early Intervention, Diversion and Community SentencesThe goal should always be to prevent offending. Where a crime has been committed, prison should be a last resort, alternatively effective diversion and community sentences should be considered.ProsecutionThe Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service is the only public prosecuting authority in Scotland. A Procurator fiscal, under the authority of the Lord Advocate, must take the decision of whether to prosecute.CourtMore must be done to protect the procedural rights of the vulnerable defender and ensure that they play an active role in court proceedings.PrisonPrisoners with a learning disability are disproportionately more likely to re-offend. Measures must be implemented to support offenders and stop re-offending.