Using the Scottish Offenders Index for Research

Summary

The Scottish Offenders Index (SOI) has not received the same level of academic interest as the Offenders Index for England and Wales.  SCCJR has produced a report looking at what information is held in the SOI and the strengths and limitations of different statistical techniques that could be used to analyse these data.  It is anticipated that this initial developmental work will form the basis for a number of different research projects, which will be developed in conjunction with other researchers from across SCCJR.