23rd June 2022

The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research is delighted to announce Edinburgh Napier University has joined as a new partner.

This brings the Centre’s institutional partners to five with Napier joining the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Strathclyde.

Welcoming the announcement Dr Alistair Fraser, Director of SCCJR, said: “We are both delighted and humbled that the dynamic criminology team at Edinburgh Napier University have chosen to join our partnership. Their rapid ascension is one of the great success stories of criminology in Scotland, and we look forward to the vitality they will bring.

“This new arrangement will bring the total number of staff under the SCCJR umbrella to sixty, an incredibly rich and diverse pool of scholars from which to grow our collective work on critical issues of crime and justice in Scotland and beyond.”

Dr Katrina Morrison, Lecturer in Criminology at Edinburgh Napier University, said: “We at Edinburgh Napier University are delighted to have been accepted as members of SCCJR, and to be working alongside prestigious Scottish universities as part of a Centre with such an impressive international reputation.

“Our membership will further the growth of our research activities across a wide range of national and international justice areas of enquiry including restorative justice, zemiology, prisons, cyber-crime, desistance and policing. We are really looking forward to building closer connections with our new partners at SCCJR and continuing the Centre’s excellent work developing and promoting engagement with high quality criminological research emerging from Scotland.”

The SCCJR aims to produce research that informs policy and practice and advances our understanding of justice. Through collaboration between the partner institutions we produce high quality, internationally recognised research and work with communities, policy makers and the wider public to build just societies.

To find out more about our work please visit www.sccjr.ac.uk