Delivering Effective Justice in Scotland: Getting smarter on crime and the causes of crime

Organised by Mackay Hannah 

Delivering Effective Justice in Scotland: Getting smarter on crime and the causes of crime

This conference focuses on Scotland’s approach to criminal justice and discusses both ‘what works’ and which public service, cultural, health and environmental factors need to be recognised and targeted. It looks at whether it is possible to deliver an inclusive strategy which sees justice as part of a much wider policy challenge across the economy, health, education and broader public services as well as public engagement.

Recorded crime in Scotland is at its lowest level in over forty years, yet at the start of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 the Scottish prison population was under 6,000 and by 2015/16 this figure had risen to more than 7,600. Can these numbers be changed by the relationship between progressive evidence based approaches to tackling offending and delivering lasting changes in offending behaviour?

The Scottish Government is shifting criminal justice interventions to the earliest possible point in the offending and pre-offending cycle. It also wants to tackle reoffending, encouraging all justice partners to support diversion from prosecution where appropriate to address underlying causes of all offending behaviour.

In three sessions this conference will examine key factors in delivering an effective approach to criminal justice – delivering a ‘what works’ strategy in justice, protecting communities and victims while delivering effective prevention and re-thinking justice to shape and take advantage of new opportunities.

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