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Understanding and Preventing Youth Crime survey (UPYC) Early Findings: Stop and search in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Murray, K. (2106) Understanding and Preventing Youth Crime survey (UPYC) Early Findings: Stop and search in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Glasgow: Scottish Police Authority

Summary

SCCJR academics at the University of Edinburgh were commissioned to provide the SPA with an analysis of the results associated with a wider research programme called UPYC (Understanding and Preventing Youth Crime).  The UPYC is an international project, and in a UK context, young people in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Birmingham and Sheffield are completing questionnaire surveys on a range of crime and policing matters, including stop and search.  Participants are aged 12-15 years, and the Scottish sample was expected to exceed 1,000.