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Maureen is a sociologist with research interests spanning a range of social and economic inequalities. She currently works as a Research Associate on the Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland programme, based in the School of Education, but she completed her PhD at SCCJR (in 2018) and continue to engage in writing and research in the criminal justice area.

Recent publications

McBride, M. (2022) Tackling offensive behaviour in Scottish football: a how (not) to guide to developing criminal justice policy? Criminology and Criminal Justice, 22(1), pp. 24-42. (doi: 10.1177/1748895820912313)

Atkinson, C., McBride, M. and Moore, A. (2021) Pitched! Informants and the covert policing of football fans in Scotland. Policing and Society, 31(7), pp. 863-877. (doi: 10.1080/10439463.2020.1795168)

Hamilton-Smith, N., McBride, M. and Atkinson, C. (2021) Lights, camera, provocation? Exploring experiences of surveillance in the policing of Scottish football. Policing and Society, 31(2), pp. 179-194. (doi: 10.1080/10439463.2019.1696800)



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September 2016

A Review of the Evidence on Hate Crime and Prejudice: Report for the Independent Advisory Group on Hate Crime, Prejudice and Community Cohesion

The SCCJR was commissioned to explore the nature of evidence on hate crime in Scotland in order to support the […]


What works to reduce prejudice and discrimination? A review of the evidence

This is a review of the international literature and evidence on what measures are considered to be most effective in […]


An evaluation of section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012

A multi-method research study evaluated the implementation and impact of new powers introduced in Section 1 of the Offensive Behaviour at Football […]

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28th September 2016

Hate crime in Scotland is underreported, SCCJR report finds