Welcome to the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
The Centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Strathclyde. The SCCJR aims to produce research that informs policy and practice and advances our understanding of justice.
Scottish Prisons Commission Conference Programme
The Scottish Prisons Commission 10 Years On – A Briefing Paper
Concepts of Community: Exploring ‘Community’ in Theory, Policy and Practice Imaginaries
Who: Beth Weaver and Gillian MacIntyre, University of Strathclyde; Margaret Malloch, University of Stirling Description of Activity: The conceptualisation and definition of community has been at the centre of ongoing discussion (Cohen, 1989; Day, 2006). The persistent question ‘what is community?’, or ‘how might a community differ from the community?’ have prompted many different answers. The concept of community...
The Scottish Prisons Commission: Ten Years On
In July 2008 The Scottish Prisons Commission (also known as the McLeish Commission) published its report Scotland’s Choice. This report culminated an eight month investigation of how Scotland uses prison and the range of factors that drive this, from inequality in society to arrest and sentencing practices. The report contained 23 recommendations covering an almost unprecedented range of criminal justice issues...