AQMeN is an ESRC funded network of around 1400 people with a shared interest in quantitative methods and who wish to refresh their existing knowledge or learn a range of new skills. The main aim of AQMeN is to build capacity in quantitative expertise amongst the social science community of Scotland. The Network is led by a group of academics from eight of the Scottish Universities and its activities are aimed primarily at Scottish postgraduate students and academics of all levels, although around a third of our members are non-academic. AQMeN organises a range of training and knowledge exchange events covering all social science disciplines. Specific examples of activities for those interested in crime and justice during 2011/12 included: training to use the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey and training events for crime analysts on statistical methods and GIS hotspot mapping. For more information, and to join the network, visit the AQMeN website:

Evidence, Statistics and Trends

Research Methods and Criminological Theory

Associated People

Dr Sara Skott

Mid Sweden University

Prof Susan McVie OBE FRSE