Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice
There are differences between men and women in terms of their criminal behaviour and their experiences of the criminal justice system. By far the majority of crime in Scotland is committed by men, and when women offend they tend to commit low-level, non-violent offences and pose little risk to society.
At SCCJR our research about gender, crime and criminal justice includes research about women offenders, interventions for women, violence against women (particularly rape, sexual assault and domestic violence) and young women involved in violent crime.
SCCJR student Annie Crowley wins prestigious feminist research scholarship
4th May 2016
SCCJR PhD student Annie Crowley has beaten off competition from around the globe to be awarded the 2016 Feminist Criminology Graduate Research Scholarship. This is an outstanding achievement, as an unprecedented number of entries were received this year. The scholarship is awarded annually by the Division on Women and Crime (DWC) of the American Society of Criminology, to “an...
Research into dual reports of domestic abuse published
26th May 2015
The Scottish Institute for Policing Research has published a research summary of a project by researchers from the SCCJR. Oona Brooks and Deborah Kyle, both of the University of Glasgow, carried out research into dual reports of domestic abuse made to the police in Scotland. Their research highlights findings from a pilot study that used Scottish police data to undertake exploratory analysis...
Michele Burman gave a key note presentation to the Clinks Women Conference
19th December 2012
Michele Burman gave a key note presentation to the Clinks Women Conference ‘Breaking the Cycle of Women’s Offending: where next?’ in The Drapers Hall in Central London on 10th December. Michele spoke about the Report of Scotland’s Commission on Women Offenders and the progress made towards meeting its recommendations.
Scottish Community Safety Network
1st November 2012
Scottish Community Safety Network SCCJR works with the Scottish Community Safety Network to ensure that up to date thinking and evidence on crime and justice issues is shared with network members and that the work of our academics is informed by the concerns and experiences of network members.
Criminal Justice Responses to Rape and Sexual Assault (Michele Burman) …
1st November 2012
Criminal Justice Responses to Rape and Sexual Assault (Michele Burman) Michele Burman has undertaken a range of separate, yet inter-related, empirical projects in relation to criminal justice responses to gendered violence, in particular rape and sexual assault. Following a series of evaluation projects undertaken with Professor Lynn Jamieson of Edinburgh University on the introduction of...
Evaluation of the Up-2-Us Time for Change Project
22nd August 2011
This is an evaluation of the pilot Up-2-Us Time for Change Project, which is a gender-specific service targeted at young women aged between 14 and 18 years deemed to be at significantly high risk of admission to secure care or custody. The research takes a multi-dimensional perspective, by undertaking a set of qualitative interviews with young women attending the project, the professionals...
Understanding female imprisonment in Scotland
15th March 2011
SCCJR has published research exploring the drivers of female imprisonment in Scotland. The report is available here, and a briefing paper based on the report can be accessed here. Overall, this research indicates that the growth in the female prison population is more likely attributed to the increasing use of custodial sentences by courts than changes in the pattern of female offending.
Women, Punishment and Community Sanctions
24th May 2010
A team of academics, policy makers and practitioners met in May as part of a programme of enquiry on Women, Punishment and Community Sanctions, led by SCCJR’s Gill McIvor and Margaret Malloch. This programme will involve further meetings and a range of future research and knowledge exchange activities. For details see our programme websiteand visit the document library for materials...
Violence Against Women Prevention Network
12th April 2010
VAW Prevention Scotland is the national violence against women (VAW) prevention network for Scotland which is coordinated by Zero Tolerance Charitable Trust and funded by the Scottish Government. Further information at: http://www.vawpreventionscotland.org.uk They are working to develop a violence against women researcher hub which connects researchers working on VAW-related research...
Women, Punishment and Community Sanctions: Human Rights and Social Justice: programme of enquiry and knowledge exchange
9th February 2010
SCCJR, working with a range of colleagues, has successfully secured support from the Institute for Advanced Studies to develop a programme of enquiry and knowledge exchange on the topic of Women, Punishment and Community Sanctions: Human Rights and Social Justice. The programme will run from April – September 2010. The core objective of the programme...
The effects of vicarious traumatisation upon those working in the justice system in Scotland
The project will explores the experiences of service providers working with girls and young women who have experienced trauma and victimization. The project, which started in January 2017, is using mixed methods, including interviews and psychometric measures, with 25-30 service providers working in either custodial or community-based settings with girls and young women who are involved with /
Implicit Thinking in Intimate Partner violence
This pilot study involves data collection from two sites, one in England & Wales and one in Scotland. The work is supported by the Scottish Prison service (SPS). The work is producing the first dataset describing the implicit thinking of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) offenders and the results will be presented at both national and international conferences in...
Understanding the drivers of the female prison population in Scotland
SCCJR are undertaking some analysis aimed at identifying factors that may have contributed to the increased use of female imprisonment in Scotland. The number of women imprisoned in Scotland has risen dramatically over the last 10-15 years (as it has done in other western jurisdictions) prompting questions as to the factors that have brought about this change. In seeking to explore this issue...
Assessing Dynamic Risk in Intimate Partner Offenders
This project, which was conducted in 2009, was sponsored by the Scottish government and involved reviewing literature to develop a comprehensive risk assessment approach for intimate partner offenders which would be open to dynamic change, thus capable of reflecting the impact of treatment groups and other interventions within the criminal justice system. This was undertaken by Prof. E.
Assessing Risk in Intimate Partner Offenders
This project was sponsored by the Risk Management Authority and was undertaken 2009-2010. This involved critical appraisal of the literature and evidence base in IPV risk assessment and producing a paper to inform the Risk Management Authority’s guidance on IPV risk Assessment and management. The work was undertaken by Prof. Liz Gilchrist and is currently informing policy advice...
Evaluation of Up-to-us Young Women’s Project
Evaluation of the Up-2-Us Time for Change Project This is an evaluation of the pilot Up-2-Us Time for Change Project, which is a gender-specific service targeted at young women aged between 14 and 18 years deemed to be at significantly high risk of admission to secure care or custody. The research takes a multi-dimensional perspective, by undertaking a set of qualitative interviews...
A profile of female offenders within the Lothian and Borders
Understanding the characteristics and needs of women in the criminal justice system is a first step towards the development of effective interventions and services that can divert female offenders from imprisonment and support their desistance from crime. This study, funded by the Lothian and Borders Community Justice Authority, described and analysed the characteristics and needs of women...
Evaluation of the Women in Focus Programme
The Women in Focus Programme is aimed at reducing the number of women imprisoned from the South West Scotland Community Justice Authority area by offering additional support within the framework of a statutory order. The research, funded by the South West Scotland Community Justice Authority, is assessing the effectiveness of the programme in reducing levels of breach and levels of custody...
Women, Punishment and Community Sanctions – Human Rights and Social Justice
The core objective of the programme will be to draw upon international knowledge and expertise to critically assess cross cultural responses to lawbreaking by women with a particular emphasis upon human rights and social justice. The programme will focus upon comparative experiences of community sanctions for women, an area that has received relatively little academic and policy attention. In...
User Views of Punishment
Sarah Armstrong (Glasgow University) and Beth Weaver (Strathclyde University) are conducting research, in cooperation with the Scottish Prison Service, into the experience of doing short prison sentences and community-based sentences (probation, community service). We want to know what those affected by these punishments are going through and how such sentences help or hinder the ability to...
Different Systems, Similar Outcomes? Tracking Attrition in Reported Rape Cases
This project, led by Professor Liz Kelly and Jo Lovett of CWASU, London Metropolitan University was funded under the European Commission, Daphne II Programme. The project set out to research attrition of rape cases in the European context, across 11 countries with varying judicial systems and cultures. The research sought to explore in detail the factors involved in attrition of rape cases and...
Policy Responses to Gender Based Crime in Scotland
Michele Burman and Jenny Johnstone in collaboration with Janette de Haan and Jan Macleod, of the Women’s Support Project received a research grant from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for a project entitled Responding To Gender-Based Violence In Scotland : The Scope Of The Gender Equality Duty To Drive Cultural And Practical Change ‘ The project summarised current...
Young Women and Violence
Members of SCCJR are involved in ongoing scholarship on young women and violence. Funded projects have included: ‘A View from the Girls: Exploring Violence and Violent Behaviour’ (Michele Burman, Kay Tisdall, Jane Brown & Susan Batchelor, ESRC Violence Research Programme) ‘Pathways Through Violence: Young Women Incarcerated for Violent Offences’ (Susan...
‘Holistic’ interventions with women involved in the criminal justice system.
This project considered the recent emphasis on ‘holistic’ responses aimed at meeting the needs of women caught up in the criminal justice system. It drew on recent work (evaluation of the 218 Centre, comparative analysis of services in Scotland and Canada) to identify how ‘holism’ is defined, what this means in practice and what the implications of this approach are...
Gender Equality Duty and Scottish Criminal Justice – EOC Guidance
The Gender Equality Duty (GED) comes into force in April 2007. All public authorities must demonstrate that they are promoting equality for women and men, in terms of policy making, service delivery, regulation and employment, and that they are eliminating sex discrimination. The SCCJR worked with the EOC to develop the EOC Guidance and we have developed web based flowcharts to be read in...
Examining sexual offences through a sociological lens: A socio-cultural exploration of causal and desistance theories
Kyle, D. (2016) Examining sexual offences through a sociological lens: A socio-cultural exploration of causal and desistance theories, European Journal of Probation, 8(3): 170-184
The changing landscape of Scottish responses to sex work: addressing violence against sex workers
Smith, E. (2015) ‘The changing landscape of Scottish responses to sex work: addressing violence against sex workers’, Graduate Journal of Social Science, Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 101–128
Domestic abuse, crime surveys and the fallacy of risk: Exploring partner and domestic abuse using the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey
MacQueen, S (2016) 'Domestic abuse, crime surveys and the fallacy of risk: Exploring partner and domestic abuse using the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey' in Criminology and Criminal Justice (advance online access) DOI: 10.1177/1748895816634410
Gender and criminal justice: Challenging prejudice
Thain-Gray, R., Jones, R. and Malloch, M. (2016), ‘Gender and criminal justice: Challenging prejudice’ in Scottish Justice Matters, vol.4 no.1. p.11-12
Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2014: Attitudes to violence against women in Scotland
Reid, S., McConville, S., Wild, A., Burman, M. and Curtice, J. (2015), Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2014: Attitudes to violence against women in Scotland. Edinburgh: Scottish Government
A comparison: criminalised women in Scotland Women and Criminal Justice
Burman, M., Malloch, M. and McIvor, G. (2015) 'A comparison: criminalised women in Scotland Women and Criminal Justice' in Annison, J., Brayford, J. and Deering, J. (eds.) Women and Criminal Justice : From the Corston Report to Transforming Rehabilitation. Bristol: Policy Press
Discursive Detours on the Route to Justice for Women
Malloch, M. (2015) Discursive Detours on the Route to Justice for Women. The Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies, 21: 25-36.
The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre
Burman, M. and Matheson, K. (2015) ‘The Scottish Women’s Rights Centre’, SCOLAG (Scottish Legal Action Group) vol. 455 (September 2015)
Gendered violence: a cause and consequence of inequality
Lombard, N. (2015) ‘Gendered violence: a cause and consequence of inequality’ in Bettio, F. and Sansonetti, S. (2015), Visons for Gender Equality. Luxembourg: Publication Office of the European Union
Young People’s Understandings of Men’s Violence Against Women
Lombard, N. (2015) Young People's Understandings of Men's Violence Against Women. Surrey: Ashgate
Police awareness and involvement in cases of domestic and partner abuse
MacQueen, S. and Norris, P. (2014) ‘Police awareness and involvement in cases of domestic and partner abuse’ in Policing and Society (online first edition) DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2014.922084
Gender, Policing and Social Control: Examining Police Officers’ Perceptions of and Responses to Young Women Depicted as Violent
Young, S., "Gender, Policing and Social Control: Examining Police Officers' Perceptions of and Responses to Young Women Depicted as Violent", SCCJR Briefing Paper, Briefing No. 01/2012.
Time for Change Briefing Paper: Summary of Findings
Burman, M. and Imlah, N. (2011), "Time for Change Briefing Paper", SCCJR Briefing Paper No.07/2011.
Women in Focus: an evaluation
Burgess, C., Malloch, M. and McIvor, G. (2011) Women in Focus: An Evaluation, Stirling: SCCJR, Research Report.
Understanding the Drivers of Female Imprisonment in Scotland
McIvor, G. and Burman, M. (2011), Understanding the Drivers of Female Imprisonment in Scotland. SCCJR Research Report No.2. 2011
Briefing paper: Understanding the drivers of female imprisonment in Scotland
McIvor, G. and Burman, M. (2011), Briefing paper: Understanding the drivers of female imprisonment in Scotland, SCCJR Briefing 01/2011.
Responding to Gender-based Violence in Scotland: The Scope of the Gender Equality Duty to Drive Cultural and Practical Change
Burman, M., Johnstone, J., de Haan, J. and Macleod, J. (2009), Responding to Gender-based Violence in Scotland: The Scope of the Gender Equality Duty to Drive Cultural and Practical Change. Equality and Human Rights Commision.
Girls and Young Women in the Youth Justice System – Vulnerable or Risky?. Towards Effective Practice
Rigby, P., Jardine, C. and Whyte, B. (2011) Girls and Young Women in the Youth Justice System – Vulnerable or Risky?. Towards Effective Practice, Paper 12. Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland.
Offender Supervision: New Directions in Theory, Research and Practice
McNeill, F., Raynor, P. and Trotter, C. (eds) (2010) Offender Supervision: New Directions in Theory, Research and Practice. Willan, Cullompton.
Beyond supervision: Judicial Involvement in Offender Management
McIvor, G. (2010) 'Beyond supervision: Judicial Involvement in Offender Management'. In F. McNeill, P. Raynor and C. Trotter (eds) Offender Supervision: New Directions in Theory, Research and Practice, Cullompton: Willan Publishing; 215 - 238.
Youth Crime and Justice in Scotland
McAra, L. and McVie, S. (2010) 'Youth Crime and Justice in Scotland'. In H. Croall, G. Mooney and M. Munro (eds) Criminal Justice in Contemporary Scotland. Cullompton: Willan Publishing; 67 - 89.
Determining identity and nationality in local policing
Hamilton-Smith, L.N. and Patel, S. (2010), Determining identity and nationality in local policing, Home Office Research Report No. 42.
Youth Crime and Justice: Key messages from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime
McAra, L., and McVie, S. (2010), 'Youth Crime and Justice: Key Messages from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime', Criminology and Criminal Justice 10: 211-230.
Paying back: 30 years of unpaid work by offenders in Scotland
McIvor, G. (2010) ‘Paying back: 30 years of unpaid work by offenders in Scotland’, European Journal of Probation, 2, 1, 41-61.
Community service in Belgium, the Netherlands, Scotland and Spain: a comparative perspective
McIvor, G., Beyens, K., Blay, E. and Boone, M. (2010) Community service in Belgium, the Netherlands, Scotland and Spain: a comparative perspective. European Journal of Probation Vol. 2, No.1, 2010, pp 82 – 98.
Professional decision-making and women offenders: Containing the chaos?
Barry, M. and McIvor, G. (2010) 'Professional decision-making and women offenders: Containing the chaos', Probation Journal, 57, 1, 27-41.
Travelling Hopefully: Desistance Research and Probation Practice
Weaver, B. and McNeill, F. (2010) 'Travelling hopefully: Desistance Research and Probation Practice'. In: J. Brayford, F. Cowe and J. Deering (eds) What Else Works?: Creative Work with Offenders. Cullompton: Willan; 36 - 60.
Mackenzie, S. (2010) 'Fakes'. In: F. Brookman, M. Maguire, H. Pierpoint, and T. Bennett (eds) Handbook on Crime. Cullompton: Willan; 120-136.
Mackenzie, S. (2010) 'Fakes'. In: F. Brookman, M. Maguire, H. Pierpoint, and T. Bennett (eds) Handbook on Crime. Cullompton: Willan; 137-152.
Applying reassurance policing: Is it Business as usual?
Herrington, V. and Millie, A. (2006) ‘Applying reassurance policing: Is it ‘business as usual’?’ Policing and Society, 16(2) 146-163.
The drivers of perceptions of anti-social behaviour
Mackenzie, S., Bannister, J., Flint, J., Parr, S., Millie, A., and Fleetwood, J. (2010) The drivers of perceptions of anti-social behaviour. Home Office Research Report (34). ISSN 1756-3666.
Women, resettlement and desistance
McIvor, G., Trotter, C. and Sheehan, C. (2009), Women, resettlement and desistance. Probation Journal 56(4): 347–361.
Girls, gangs and violence: Assessing the evidence
Batchelor, S. (2009) Girls, gangs and violence: assessing the evidence.Probation Journal, 56 (4). pp. 399-414. ISSN 0264-5505 (doi:10.1177/0264550509346501)
Evidencing sexual assault: Women in the witness box
Burman, M.J. (2009) Evidencing sexual assault: women in the witness box.Probation Journal, 56 (4). pp. 379-398.
Crime as an issue during the 2005 UK general election
Millie, A., (2008), 'Crime as an issue during the 2005 UK general election'.Crime, Media, Culture, 4 (1). pp. 101-111.
Vulnerability and risk: some lessons from the UK Reducing Burglary Initiative
Millie, A. (2008) ‘Vulnerability and risk: Some lessons from the UK Reducing Burglary Initiative’, Police Practice and Research, 9(3) 183-198.
Forced to Make Amends: An Evaluation of the Community Reparation Order Pilots
Curran, J., MacQueen, S. and Whyte, B. (2007), Forced to Make Amends: An Evaluation of the Community Reparation Order Pilots. Scottish Government.
Public Trust in Criminal Justice: A Review of the Research Literature in the United States
Bradford, B., and Jackson, J., (2009), 'Public Trust in Criminal Justice: A Review of the Research Literature in the United States', Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1369704 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1369704
Does the fear of crime erode public confidence in policing?
Jackson, J., Bradford, B., Hohl, K. and Farrall, S. (2009), Does the fear of crime erode public confidence in policing?, Policing (2009) 3 (1): 100-111.
Beyond Measuring ‘How Good a Job’ Police Are Doing: The MPS Model of Confidence in Policing
Stanko, E. A. and Bradford, B. (2009), Beyond Measuring 'How Good a Job' Police Are Doing: The MPS Model of Confidence in Policing. Policing (2009) 3 (4): 322-330.
Using Research to Inform Policy: The Role of Public Attitude Surveys in Understanding Public Confidence and Police Contact
Bradford, B., Stanko, E. A. and Jackson, J. (2009), Using Research to Inform Policy: The Role of Public Attitude Surveys in Understanding Public Confidence and Police Contact. Policing (2009) 3 (2): 139-148.
Crime, policing and social order: on the expressive nature of public confidence in policing
Jackson, J. and Bradford, B. (2009) 'Crime, policing and social order: on the expressive nature of public confidence in policing'. British journal of sociology, 60 (3). pp. 493-521. ISSN 0007-1315
Contact and confidence: revisiting the impact of public encounters with the police
Bradford, B., Jackson, J. and Stanko, E. A. (2009), Contact and confidence: revisiting the impact of public encounters with the police. Policing and Society 19(1): 20-46.
Between Two Stools? Responding to Young Women who Offend
Burman, M., and Batchelor, S.A. (2009) Between two stools? Responding to young women who offend.Youth Justice, 9 (3). pp. 270-285. ISSN 1473-2254 (doi:10.1177/1473225409345104).
Anti-social behaviour, behavioural expectations and an urban aesthetic
Millie, A. (2008) ‘Anti-social behaviour, behavioural expectations and an urban aesthetic’, British Journal of Criminology, 48(3) 379-394.
Sex Offender Community Notification in Scotland
Weaver, B. (2009) 'Sex Offender Community Notification in Scotland'. SCCJR Briefing Paper, No. 03/2009.
Rehabilitation and Resettlement: A Study of Prolific Offender Case Management in Birmingham, United Kingdom
Millie, A. and Erol, R. (2006) 'Rehabilitation and resettlement: a study of prolific offender case management in Birmingham, United Kingdom'. In: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50(6): 691 - 710.
Women and the ‘Fear of Crime’: Challenging the accepted stereotype
Gilchrist, E., Bannister, J., Ditton, J. and Farrall, S. (1998) Women and the ‘fear of crime’:challenging the accepted stereotype, British Journal of Criminology, 38, pp. 283–299.
Critical Issues in Researching Hidden Communities
Ashe, S., Fraser, A. and Piacentini, T. (2009) ‘Introduction: Critical Issues in Researching ‘Hidden Communities’’. In: eSharp - Special Issue: Critical Issues in Researching Hidden Communities. Glasgow: University of Glasgow; 1 - 9.
An Evaluation of Parenting and Children Together (PACT)
Burgess, C. and Malloch, M., (2008), 'An Evaluation of Parenting and Children Together (PACT) in HMP Cornton Vale', Stirling:Aberlour Child Care Trust and SCCJR.
Evaluation of the National Parenting Development Project
Burgess, C. and Malloch, M. (2008), 'Evaluation of the National Parenting Development Project', SCCJR Researh Report, No; 02/2008
Chaotic Lives: A Profile of Women in the Criminal Justice System in Lothian and Borders
Barry, M. and McIvor, G. (2008) Chaotic Lives: A Profile of Women in the Criminal Justice System in Lothian and Borders, Edinburgh: Lothian and Borders Community Justice Authority.
Researching Girls and Violence. Facing the Dilemmas of Fieldwork
Burman, M.J., Batchelor, S.A., and Brown, J.A. (2001) Researching girls and violence: facing the dilemmas of fieldwork. British Journal of Criminology, 41 (3). pp. 443-459. ISSN 0007-0955 (doi:10.1093/bjc/41.3.443).
Turbulent Talk: Girls’ Making Sense of Violence
Burman, M. (2004) 'Turbulent Talk: Girls' Making Sense of Violence'. In: C. Alder and A. Worrall (eds) Girls' Violence: Myths and Realities. Series: SUNY series in Women, Crime, and Criminology. Albany: State University of New York Press; 81 - 104.
Girls Behaving Violently
Burman, M. (2003) Girls Behaving Violently?Criminal Justice Matters, 53 (1). pp. 20-21. ISSN 0962-7251 (doi:10.1080/09627250308553567)
The Nature of Female Offending
McIvor, G. (2007) 'The Nature of Female Offending'. In: R. Sheehan,G. McIvor and C. Trotter (eds) What Works with Women Offenders. Cullompton: Willan Publishing; 1 - 22.
What Does Work for Women Offenders?
Sheehan, R., McIvor G. and Trotter, C. (2007) 'What does work for women offenders?'. In: R. Sheehan,G. McIvor and C. Trotter (eds) What Works with Women Offenders. Cullompton: Willan Publishing; 300 - 310.
What Works with Women Offenders
Sheehan, R., McIvor, G., and Trotter, C. (eds) (2007) What Works with Women Offenders. Cullompton, Devon: Willan.
Reconfigurations of penality :The ongoing case of the women’s imprisonment and reintegration industries
Carlen, P. and Tombs, J. (2006) 'Reconfigurations of penality: The on-going case of the women’s imprisonment and reintegration industries'. Theoretical Criminology 10(3): 337–360.
Time Out for women: Innovation in Scotland in a context of change
Malloch, M., McIvor, G. and Loucks, N. ( 2008) '"Time Out" for Women: Innovation in Scotland in a Context of Change', The Howard Journal 47(4): 383-99.
Responding to Drug and Alcohol Problems: Innovations and Effectiveness in Treatment Programmes for Women
Malloch, M. and Loucks, N. (2007) 'Responding to Drug and Alcohol Problems: Innovations and Effectiveness in Treatment Programmes for Women'. In: R. Sheehan, G. McIvor and C. Trotter (eds) What Works with Women Offenders. Cullompton, Devon: Willan; 91 - 109.
Book Review: Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison-Industrial Complex, by J. Sudbury (ed)
Armstrong, S., (2007), Book review: Global Lockdown: Race, Gender, and the Prison-Industrial Complex, edited by Julia Sudbury, Punishment & Society 2007 9: 417
Getting Mad wi’ it’: Risk-seeking by Young Women
Batchelor, S.A. (2007) 'Getting Mad wi' it': Risk-seeking by Young Women'. In: K. Hannah-Moffat and P. O'Malley (eds) Gendered Risks. Cavendish, Abingdon: Routledge; 205-227.
Public Insecurities About Crime: A Review of the British Research Literature
Jackson, J., Farrall, S., Hough, M. and Bradford, B. (2008), Public Insecurities About Crime: A Review of the British Research Literature. SSRN.
Trust and Confidence in Criminal Justice: A Review of the British Research Literature
Bradford, B., Jackson, J., Hough, M. and Farrall, S. (2008), Trust and Confidence in Criminal Justice: A Review of the British Research Literature. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1303567
Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policing
Millie, A. and Das, D.K. (eds) (2008) Contemporary Issues in Law Enforcement and Policing. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
Women and Community Service Orders: The Experience in Scotland
Goodwin, K. and McIvor, G. (2006) 'Women and Community Service Orders: The Experience in Scotland'. In: R. Immarigeon (ed) Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System: Policy Issues and Practice Strategies. Kingston, NJ : Civic Research Institute; Chapter 46, 2 - 10.
Dr Tara Warden
Tara has a background in ethnographic field work with a focus on social exclusion in the developing world. In 2005, she studied identity and exclusion on the rural coast of Ecuador. In 2007, Tara worked as an activist and an anthropologist for the Tanzanian NGO HIMS (Health Integrated Multi-sectorlal Services), whose primary efforts are to reduce social exclusion within Tanzanian society. In...
Dr Matthew Maycock
Matthew is currently working at the SPS College, working on a range of areas to enhance engagement between the SPS and Academia. Previously he undertook post-doc research at the Social and Public Health Scientist Unit at the Glasgow University in the Settings and Organisations Team. His current research interests are focused on masculinity and health in prisons, masculinity theory generally and...
Dr Lisa Bradley
Lisa’s main research interests lie between the broad areas of sociology, cultural and urban studies. She is particularly interested in the ways in which knowledge is produced within the academy and the ways in which that knowledge, in turn, shapes the modes of culture and social relationships that are possible both within and out with academia. The relative absence of time within academic...
Dr Emma Smith
PhD title: ‘Violence can mean a lot of things can’t it?’ An exploration of responses to harm associated with indoor sex work in Scotland. Emma’s doctoral research involved individual and focus groups interviews with sex workers and service providers throughout Scotland. Findings from the research identified the range of experiences, definitions and meanings participants attach to the...
Working Title of PhD: Negotiating Gender Identity in the Context of Cultural Reform: a Study of Women in Police Scotland Year commenced PhD study: 2017 (Full-time) Institution: University of Edinburgh Funding Source: Economic and Social Research Council PhD Supervisors: Dr Angus Bancroft, Dr Anna Souhami Synopsis: My ESRC funded research at the University of Edinburgh explores how women in...
Dr Nughmana Mirza
Nughmana joined the University of Glasgow in July 2017 as a Lecturer in Criminology. Her doctoral research focused on South Asian women’s experiences of family abuse in Scotland. The originality and significance of this work lies in its exploration of kinship patterns and norms, the importance of gender and gender roles, and women’s agentive behaviour within a family abuse...
Working Title of PhD: Exploring the influence of desistance theory within community justice policies and initiatives for women in Scotland. Year commenced PhD study: 2018 (full-time) Institution: University of Stirling Funding Source: ESRC PhD Supervisors: Dr Margaret Malloch and Dr Hannah Graham This PhD aims to develop a more intersectional understanding of how desistance-focused research...
Dr Isla Callander
Dr Isla Callander is a lecturer in the School of Law at the University of Aberdeen. Her expertise and research interests lie in criminal law, justice, evidence and procedure, with a particular focus upon sexual offences and youth justice. She also teaches in the areas of criminal law, evidence and family law. Isla was previously awarded her PhD with no corrections from the University of...
Working Title of PhD: Protection for whom? Responding to ‘at risk’ young women Year commenced PhD study: 2013 (Full Time) College for Social Science, University of Glasgow PhD Supervisors: Prof. Michele Burman, Dr. Susan Batchelor, Olive Arens (Up-2-Us) Synopsis: The research will involve an in-depth, comprehensive analysis of criminal justice responses to girls and young women deemed...
Dr Liz Frondigoun
Liz Frondigoun is a lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, where she contributes to the teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in Sociology and Criminology. She currently is Director of Studies for 2 doctoral studies: one examining the role of Community Police and another examining the legal barriers faced by women from ethnic minority backgrounds who are victims of domestic...
Dr Stephanie Fohring
Stephanie is a Lecturer in Criminology at Edinburgh Napier University where she teaches victimology and a number of other topics on both the BA criminology and the MSc in Applied criminology and forensic Psychology. Prior to beginning at Napier, Stephanie completed a British Academy Post-Doctoral fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, where she also completed her PhD. Stephanie’s research...
September 2014: Dr Judith Ryder, Associate Professor, Sociology & Anthropology at St John’s University, New York, visited SCCJR for one month in 2014. Dr Ryder’s research specialises in gender and family violence, corrections, and juvenile delinquency. Whilst here, Dr Ryder presented an SCCJR seminar titled: ‘Conflicting relations: Adolescent girls and violent behavior’.
Dr Oona Brooks
Oona is a Lecturer in Criminology at SCCJR, University of Glasgow. She has worked as a researcher and practitioner in the field of gender based violence for over fifteen years. Oona’s main research interests include gender, rape and sexual assault, domestic abuse, legal responses to sexual offences, the prevention of gender based violence, and alcohol. Oona graduated from the University of...
Dr Nancy Lombard
Nancy’s work looks at younger people and men’s violence against women, maintaining that young people’s own position in childhood directly impacts upon how they conceive of, construct and understand such violence. She is one of the founders and coordinators of the Gender Based Violence Research Network (GBVRN), and also an Associate Director of the Centre for Research on Families and...
Dr Heather M Morgan
Heather joined the Health Services Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen in February 2012. She is a Research Fellow with a multidisciplinary social science background and she contributes to the Delivery of Care programme. Heather specialises in research where technologies meet surveillance/monitoring (including sousveillance/self-monitoring), compliance/deviance and gender. She...
Dr Susan Batchelor
Dr Susan Batchelor is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow, based in the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. She is a very experienced youth researcher and research manager, with previous projects including: young people’s attitudes towards sexual violence (Zero Tolerance), girls’ views and experiences of violence (ESRC),...
Dr Margaret Malloch
Margaret is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Stirling. Her research interests include: justice and diversity crime, critique and utopia criminalisation and justice in transition women, punishment and social justice human trafficking supporting victims...
Ms Sarah MacQueen
Sarah is a Research Fellow with the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. Sarah’s most recent research focuses on the experiences of, and responses to, violence, and policing. She is currently leading research into the prevalence and risk of domestic violence in Scotland, and the ways in which victims interact with the police and other formal and informal help networks (funded...
Dr Caitlin Gormley
Caitlin Gormley is a Lecturer in Criminology at the University of Glasgow. She holds a PhD in Criminology, an MRes in Criminology, and MA (hons) in Sociology, Anthropology and Hispanic Studies all from the University of Glasgow. She spent some time during her doctoral studies as a visiting researcher at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Her doctoral research focused on the...
Dr Laura Robertson
Laura completed her PhD, titled A Practice-based Approach to Youth Justice: The Whole System Approach in Scotland, based at the SCCJR in 2017. Her research explored the implementation of the Whole System Approach in Scotland, specifically the perspectives of practitioners and policy actors on multi-agency decision-making processes. This research provided a unique case study on the implications...
Dr Marguerite Schinkel
Marguerite Schinkel joined SCCJR in October 2013 as an ESRC Future Leader Research Fellow. Her post-doctoral research examines how those who offend persistently, but not necessarily seriously, make sense of the series of punishments they undergo. She will be conducting life history interviews with men and women who have been punished over a period of at least fifteen years, followed by a second...
Prof Michele Burman
Michele, a founding co-director of SCCJR, is Professor of Criminology and Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Glasgow. She has held research positions at Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities, as well as within the Scottish Executive where she was a senior research officer in criminology in the central research unit. Michele has a long-standing research...
Prof Gill McIvor
Gill, a founding co-director of SCCJR, is Professor of Criminology at the University of Stirling, SCCJR Co-Director with responsibility for programme development and visiting Professor at the Glasgow School of Social Work, University of Strathclyde. She was previously Professor of Criminology at Lancaster University and Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Work Research Centre...