Michele Burman and Jenny Johnstone in collaboration with Janette de Haan and Jan Macleod, of the Women’s Support Project received a research grant from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for a project entitled Responding To Gender-Based Violence In Scotland : The Scope Of The Gender Equality Duty To Drive Cultural And Practical Change ‘ The project summarised current Scottish devolved policy and legislation on violence against women in all its forms;  critically examined the arguments for and against a gender statutory aggravation as a criminal justice response to gender-based violence, and; explored the impact and future scope of the GED as a policy tool for driving change in the way criminal justice bodies and other public authorities tackle gender-based violence.  This work involved a set of interviews with criminal justice stakeholders and third sector groups working with those who have experience gender-based violence, and the publication of the report is due later this year.  

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

Associated People

Jenny Johnstone

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Prof Michele Burman

University of Glasgow