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 through the Scottish Institute for Policing Research Strategic Research and Knowledge Exchange stream). Sarah is also running an ongoing experimental study (funded by the Scottish Government) into the impact of interactions between the police and members of the public on perceptions of procedural justice, conferment of police legitimacy, and compliance with the law, and undertook a visiting scholarship at the University of Queensland in 2014 to develop the study in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security.
Sarah has expertise in, and experience of, a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Most recently she has undertaken original survey research and complex secondary analyses of existing survey and other administrative data, and implemented large scale randomised field trials supported by in-depth qualitative preliminary and follow up fieldwork. She has worked closely with the Scottish Government for a number of years to contribute to an ongoing programme of continuous improvement of the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey and draws on the survey to deliver both original analysis and training for capacity building in quantitative criminological research. Sarah is also a member of the Scottish Government Scotstat Crime and Justice Committee and the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey User Group.
Prior to joining the SCCJR, Sarah held research posts at the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre for Scotland (University of Edinburgh) and the University of Glasgow, where she had responsibility for a number of research and evaluation projects in the areas of gender inequality, community disposals, youth justice and early intervention, and responses to domestic violence.
MacQueen, S. ‘Procedural Justice in Practice: First findings from the Scottish Community Engagement Trial (ScotCET) presented at the Scottish Institute for Policing Research – George Mason University Research Symposium, Police Scotland Headquarters, Tulliallan, 2014
MacQueen, S. ‘ScotCET: Replicating the Queensland Community Engagement Trial in Scotland’ presented at UQ Institute for Social Science Research Seminar Series, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2014
MacQueen, S. ‘ScotCET: Replicating the Queensland Community Engagement Trial in Scotland’ presented at Queensland Police Service seminar chaired by Acting Deputy Commissioner Peter Martin, QPS Headquarters, Brisbane, Australia, 2014
MacQueen, S. ‘ScotCET: Replicating the Queensland Community Engagement Trial in Scotland’ presented at Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice & Governance Seminar Series, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia, 2014
Yates, P., Allardyce, S. and MacQueen, S. ‘Victim crossover with young people who display harmful sexual behaviour’ presented at International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders Conference, Porto, Portugal, 2014
MacQueen, S. ‘Exploring partner and domestic abuse in Scotland’ presented at the Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services Seminar Series, Edinburgh, 2014
MacQueen, S. and Bradford, B. ‘Community engagement and procedural justice in Scotland: the ScotCET project’ presented at Scottish International Policing Conference, Edinburgh, 2013
MacQueen, S. ‘Domestic violence and police/ victim interaction (poster)’ presented at Scottish International Policing Conference, Edinburgh, 2013
MacQueen, S. ‘Exploring partner and domestic abuse in Scotland’ presented at AQMeN Introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, Edinburgh, 2013
MacQueen, S. ‘Domestic violence and police/ victim interaction: a synopsis of key findings’ presented at ‘Men’s experience of domestic violence’ Scottish Parliament Roundtable hosted by MSP Jim Eadie, Edinburgh, Scottish Parliament, 2013
MacQueen, S and Norris, P. ‘Who do victims of partner abuse tell about their experience? A latent class analysis of the SCJS’ presented at UK Data Service Crime Survey User Conference, London, 2013
MacQueen, S. ‘Partner and domestic abuse in Scotland’ presented at European Society of Criminology Conference, Budapest, Hungary, 2013
MacQueen, S. and Norris, P. ‘Patterns of police reporting amongst victims of partner abuse: analysis of the SCJS 2008/09’ presented at Scottish Government Justice Statistics Users Day at University of Edinburgh, 2012
MacQueen, S. and Norris, P. ‘Patterns of police reporting amongst victims of partner abuse: analysis of the SCJS 2008/09’ presented at ESDS Crime Survey Users Meeting at the Royal Statistical Society, London, 2011
MacQueen, S. and Norris, P. ‘Examining patterns of police reporting amongst victims of partner abuse: analysis of the SCJS 2008/09’ presented at AQMeN Seminar Series, University of Edinburgh, 2011
MacQueen, S. ‘Evaluation of Early and Effective Intervention (EEI) and Diversion from Prosecution in Dumfries and Galloway’ presented at National Launch of the Whole System Approach for Children and Young People who Offend, 2011
MacQueen, S. ‘Examining patterns of reporting amongst victims of partner abuse’ presented at Victim Support Scotland International Conference, Edinburgh, 2010
- School of Law
University of Edinburgh
Old College, South Bridge