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How just is justice? New project to develop ways of measuring justice experiences

22 Nov 2018

Sarah Armstrong and Beth Weaver of SCCJR, and Trish McCulloch at Dundee University are leading a project to synthesise understanding of the ways that experiences of justice are understood and measured. The project is running October 2018 through May 2019 and funded by the Scottish Government. During this period they will be looking across the experiences of victims, witnesses, accused persons, perpetrators and professionals in a range of settings as these have been considered in existing research, drawing out distinctions and overlaps in defining and measuring the quality of experiences. The aim of the research is to develop concepts and tools that can inform the Government’s justice vision to improve experiences of justice. A workshop in 2019 will draw in key stakeholders to reflect on definitions and tools to hone their value in contributing to improved experiences of criminal justice settings.