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.
Measuring Justice: Defining Concepts, Developing Practice
SCCJR Bulletin: November 2020
Scotland in Lockdown
The “Health and social impacts of Covid-19 in Scotland” study aims to understand how the response to Covid-19 including lockdown measures is affecting those who may already have been isolated or excluded. The research, commissioned by the Chief Scientist Office, is organised into four work streams for each of these isolated or excluded populations; 1. Disabilities and long-term health conditions 2. Domestic abuse and...
Public Health, Youth & Violence Reduction
The study responds to the urgent social problem of rising youth violence. England and Wales have seen marked increases in homicide, knife crime, and hospital admissions for stab-wounds, with particular concentrations in the city of London. In recent years the ‘public health’ approach to violence reduction has gained increasing currency, most recently in the funding of 18 new regional Violence Reduction Units in...