Criminal law – Threatening or abusive behaviour. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing three appeals against conviction for threatening or abusive behaviour in each of which the question was how s 38(1)(b) of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010 was to be interpreted, the court held the accused's conduct was to be judged by an objective test in which the actual effect of the threatening or abusive behaviour on those who experienced it was irrelevant.