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.


Scotland's biggest prison, Barlinnie, 'no longer fit for purpose' says @hmipscot. An unsurprising view.

Concerns include:
- old buildings;
- 'severe state of disrepair' of healthcare rooms;
- lack of time out of cells;
- disability & human rights issues

The first issue of our new publication series 'InSPEC' is out now!
We are delighted to present the work of @UoELawPGR PhD Candidate Luis Reyes @luisrf85 who explores how experiences of crime & policing influences confidence in the police in rural Scotland

Justice Secretary @HumzaYousaf has announced the terms of reference for the public inquiry into the death of Sheku Baoyh

I'm sharing some of the poems that I wrote for the #DistantVoices project as a weekly TinyLetter. They're about doing ethnographic research in prisons.

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