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.


Fascinating research briefing from @Kirsty_Deacon1 of @TheSCCJR: “Keeping in Touch” - Young People’s Experiences of Having a Family Member in Prison -

@SCCJR_Director “Scotland is the Texas of Europe, we have a prison rate way higher than our comparators” calling to “rethink the system that everyone” (incorrectly) assumes is alright” @howardleague_sc 40th anniversary conference: Futures of Justice.

SCCJR's evidence review into mental health and wellbeing of young people in custody also found data capture on the number of suicides in prison needs to be more robust and independently verified in order to improve accuracy.

SCCJR's evidence review on mental health and wellbeing of young people in custody has identified that prisoners should not be isolated or denied access to family or support, and that time outside of their cells should be maximised.

This afternoon we publish our report on the full inspection of HMP YOI Polmont , and our seperate report on the Expert Review of Provision of Mental Health Services in HMP YOI Polmont

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