This section is for general SCCJR materials and crime and justice resources.
National project provides ‘life-changing’ advocacy work to victims of sexual violence
1st March 2018
An innovative support service for victim-survivors of rape and serious sexual crime in Scotland has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from those accessing the service. Researchers from the...
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.
Ministry of Justice – Summary of Review on Quality in Probation Supervision now published
12th March 2012
The review looked at quality in relation to probation supervision in different countries, looking at how it is seen by both supervisors and service users. Please click to access Report...
Listen to the podcast from The BJS Public Lecture
3rd November 2009
Loïc Wacquant spoke at the recent BJS Public Lecture on Tuesday 6th October at the LSE. Loïc Wacquant draws on classical theory, social history, and a comparative analysis of the penalization of urban poverty in advanced societies at the century’s turn to argue that we need to bring the penal state back to the centre of the sociology of social inequality, public policy and...
New Professional Doctorate
27th October 2009
Professional Doctorate – Glasgow Caledonian University The School of Law and Social Sciences in Glasgow Caledonian University has developed a new 4 year Doctoral programme aimed at professionals occupying, or aspiring to, senior positions in the fields of justice, legal services, social administration and government service. It is designed to provide professionals who wish to enhance their...
Time for Policy Redemption? A Review of the Evidence on Disclosure of Criminal Records
As the use of criminal record background checks by employers has become increasingly pervasive, having a criminal record can have significant effects on employment prospects producing ‘invisible punishment’ or ‘collateral consequences’ of contact with the justice system (Travis 2002). Taking into account that over 38% of men and 9% of women in Scotland are estimated to have at least one...
Punishing Spaces, Working Spaces: Artist in Residence at SCCJR
Depictions of crime, and crime science, in popular culture represent the criminologist’s world through a narrow and increasingly hackneyed set of spaces – the crime lab and courtroom offering two examples. In this artistic-academic collaboration, photographer Jenny Wicks will be in residence at the Glasgow University site of SCCJR for ten months (February – November 2012). As an artist her...
Ethnography Reading Group
This group is for anyone interested in, using or even sceptical of ethnographic research methods in any area of research, criminological or otherwise. We meet about every 6-8 weeks (in Glasgow) to discuss suggested readings of articles, chapters and books. We have begun to consider presenting our own work as a way of learning about a variety of ethnographic methods in different contexts, and...
Working Lunches at Ivy Lodge
Working Lunches are held from 12.30pm to 2pm on Wednesdays in the ASRF Meeting Room, 66 Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow. They provide an informal space in which to discuss research ideas, whether this comes from work in progress, work we are thinking about doing or a common reading. We welcome visitors and have a small budget to offset costs of travel for anyone seeking a forum in which to discuss...
Scottish Prisons Commission Report
In July 2008, the Scottish Prisons Commission published its report, setting out an ambitious vision of penal reform. Sarah Armstrong and Fergus McNeill acted as academic advisers during the latter stages of the Commission’s work. The report, ‘Scotland’s Choice: Report of the Scottish Prisons Commission’, argued that a nation’s use of prison is partly an expression of...
Time for Policy Redemption? A Review of the Evidence on Disclosure of Criminal Records
Weaver, B. (2018) Time for Policy Redemption? A Review of the Evidence on Disclosure of Criminal Records, Literature Review, Glasgow: SCCJR.
Evaluation of The Rape Crisis Scotland National Advocacy Project Summary Report
This Summary Report outlines findings from the Evaluation of Rape Crisis Scotland’s National Advocacy Project (NAP), introduced to provide advocacy support for survivors of sexual crimes engaging, or considering engaging, with the criminal justice system. The evaluation assessed the impact of the NAP on victim-survivors, and the extent to which it has influenced policy and practice within key...
Evaluation of the Rape Crisis Scotland National Advocacy Project: Final Report
This is the final report detailing findings from the evaluation of Rape Crisis Scotland’s National Advocacy Project (NAP). It draws upon data gathered since the launch of the NAP in February 2016 to the end of August 2017. Findings are presented in three main sections: key national stakeholder perspectives; survivor data and perspectives; and practitioner perspectives. Key themes and learning...
Employment and Employability in Scottish Prisons: A Research Briefing Paper
The full report on which this summary is based can be found on the SCCJR website. The research involved an international review of literature and examination of existing policy, law and practice around employment in Scottish prisons carried out from March 2017 to December 2017. The aim of the work is to explore how the SPS addresses the need for, and right to, employability and employment and to...
Summary of Review on quality in probation supervision
Shapland,J., Bottoms, A., Farrall, S., McNeill, F., Priede, C. and Robinson, G. (2012), Summary of Review on quality in probation supervision, Ministry of Justice.
SASO Conference Report November 2011
Buitelaar, S., Barton, G., McGuire, G., Gouma, A., Markou, A., Gormley, C. and Williamson, S. (2011), SASO Conference Report November 2011. SCCJR Research Report.
User Guide: Scottish Crime and Justice Survey
MacQueen, S., McVie, S., Bradford, B., and Fohring, S., (2011), Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (2008/09) User Guide, Scottish Government.
Value judgments and criminalization
Millie, A. (2011) ‘Value judgments and criminalization’, Department of Urban Studies Workshop Series, University of Glasgow
Reflections of ‘knowledge exchange professionals’ in the social sciences: emerging opportunities and challenges for university-based knowledge brokers
Knight, C. and Lightowler, C.(2010), Reflections of 'knowledge exchange professionals' in the social sciences: emerging opportunities and challenges for university-based knowledge brokers. Evidence & Policy, Policy Press, Vol 6, no 4, pp 543-56.
‘Glassing’ – the invisible danger
Forsyth, A. J. M., (2010), 'Glassing' - the invisible danger; Injury prevention, Vol 16, supplement 1, A4. 10.1136/ip.2010.029215.014
Whatever Happened to Reassurance Policing?
Millie, A. (2010) ‘Whatever happened to reassurance policing?’ Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice, 4(3) 225–232.
Counterfeiting as Corporate Externality: Intellectual Property Crime and Global Insecurity
Mackenzie, S. (2010) Counterfeiting as corporate externality : intellectual property crime and global insecurity.Crime, Law and Social Change, 54 (1). pp. 21-38. ISSN 1573-0751 (doi:10.1007/s10611-010-9246-5)
Comparability of the Crime Surveys in the UK: A Comparison of Victimisation and Technical Details
Norris, P & Palmer, J., (2010), Comparability of the Crime Surveys in the UK: A Comparison of Victimisation and Technical Details. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.
Social Work in Criminal Justice
McNeill, F., Bracken, D., and Clarke, A. (2010) 'Social Work and Criminal Justice'. In: I. Shaw, K. Briar-Lawson, J. Orme and R. Ruckdeschel (eds) The Sage Handbook of Social Work Research. London: Sage; 447 - 462.
Identifying and disseminating ‘good’ community safety practice: a problem solving approach
Erol, R. and Millie, A. (2006) Identifying and disseminating ‘good’ community safety practice: A problem solving approach. Safer Communities, 5 (1). pp. 18-24.
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.
Community off-sales provision and the presence of alcohol-related detritus in residential neighbourhoods
Forsyth A. J. M. & Davidson, N. (2010) Community off-sales provision and the presence of alcohol-related detritus in residential neighbourhoods. Health & Place, 16: 2, 349 - 358
Gritos de cerveza, cerveza: el rol de la musica y de los DJs en el control del desorden en los clubes nocturnes [Lager, lager shouting: The role of Music and DJs in Nightclub Disorder
Forsyth A. J. M. (2009) ‘Gritos de cerveza, cerveza’: el rol de la música y de los DJs en el control del desorden en los clubes nocturnes [‘Lager, lager shouting’: The role of Music and DJs in Nightclub Disorder.] Addiciones, 21: 4, 327 - 345
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.
Insight 41: Support and Services for Parents in Scotland
MacQueen, S., Curran, J., Hutton, L. and Whyte, B. (2008), Insight 41: Support and Services for Parents in Scotland. Scottish Governmnet.
Support and Services for Parents: A Review of Practice Development in Scotland
Hutton, L., MacQueen, S., Curran, J. and Whyte, B. (2007), Support and Services for Parents: A Review of Practice Development in Scotland. Scottish Government.
Support and Services for Parents: A Review of the Literature in Engaging and Supporting Parents
Hutton, L., MacQueen, S., Curran, J. and Whyte, B. (2007), Support and Services for Parents: A Review of the Literature in Engaging and Supporting Parents. Scottish Government.
Primary Support Project; An Evaluation
MacQueen, S. and Whyte, B. (2009), Primary Support Project: an Evaluation,Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland TEP Paper 9.
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.
Public Space CCTV in Scotland: Results of a National Survey of Scotland’s Local Authorities
Bannister, J., Mackenzie, S., and Norris, P (2009) Public Space CCTV in Scotland: Results of a National Survey of Scotland’s Local Authorities. Project Report. SCCJR Research Report No. 03/2009.
Young People and Territoriality in British Cities
Kintrea, K., Bannister, J., Pickering, J., Reid, M., and Suzuki, N. (2008) Young People and Territorality in British Cities. Project Report. Joseph Rowntree Foundation, York, UK.
McIvor, G. (2007) 'Restorative Justice'. In: R. Canton and D. Hancock (eds) Dictionary of Probation and Offender Management. Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing; 271 - 274.
Borderline sentencing: A comparison of sentencers’ decision making in England and Wales, and Scotland
Millie, A., Tombs, J. and Hough, M. (2007) ‘Borderline sentencing: A comparison of sentencers’ decision-making in England and Wales, and Scotland’, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 7(3) 243-267.
Changing policy and practice? Criminal justice research in Scotland
Burman, M.J. (2008) Changing policy and practice? Criminal justice research in Scotland.Criminal Justice Matters, 72 (1). pp. 34-36. ISSN 0962-7251.
Animal abuse amongst young people aged 13 to 17: Trends, trajectories and theoretical explanations
McVie, S., (2007), 'Animal Abuse amongst Young People aged 13 to 17: Trends, Trajectories and Links with Other Offending', Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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
Introducing the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
Burman, M.J. (2007), 'The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research'. In the Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies, 2007.
Working Title of PhD: Activism in the field of social work – comparative practices in the UK and Romania Year commenced PhD study: 2017/18 (full time) Institution/Organisation: Strathclyde University Funding Source: Roma Education Fund PhD Supervisors: Beth Weaver, Gillian MacIntyre Synopsis: The phenomenon of activism in social work has become an important part of social work...
Dr Richard Jones
Dr Richard Jones is a Mid-Career Research Development Fellow and Lecturer in Criminology, at the University of Edinburgh School of Law. Richard has a strong profile in criminological theory, surveillance and cybercrime. He has published and given papers on topics including the electronic monitoring (“tagging”) of offenders, access control, border controls, computer crime, penal...
Caterine Arrabal Ward
Caterine’s legal studies include economics, business, criminal law, EU Law, Spanish law, International law and Scots law. She has worked as a lawyer and research assistant for the Criminal Courts of Violence against Women in Alicante (Spain) and the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, completed a Masters in International Law at Glasgow University and currently holds the post...
Dr Mark Livingston
Mark is currently Integrated Multimedia City Data Programme Manager (Urban Big Data Centre) at the University of Glasgow. His current research interests include: The economic impacts of crime; urban economic and social change; neighbourhood regeneration and the the dynamics of deprived neighbourhoods; Evaluation and Evaluation Theory.
Dr Claire Lightowler
Claire is the Director of the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ), which supports improvement and learning in youth justice, contributing to a reduction in crime and the realisation of better lives for individuals and communities. Its work centres on three key activities: Practice development: Supporting youth justice practitioners and organisations to create, share and use...
Dr Suzanne Young
Suzanne is a research assistant with SCCJR at the University of Glasgow. She recently submitted her PhD entitled “Gender, Power and Policing: Examining Police Officers Perceptions of and Responses to Young Women Depicted as Violent”. The thesis was supervised by Dr Margaret Malloch and Dr Samantha Punch at the University of Stirling. Research Currently working on The governance of security...