SPAROW – Scottish Prisons Assessment and Review of Outcomes for Women – is an evaluation of the early impact and emerging outcomes of Scottish Prison Service’s new model of Community Custody Units (CCUs) for women, and the application of the SPS Strategy for Women in Custody 2021-2025 in the context of the CCUs.

The team are Professor Michele Burman (PI), Professor Mhairi Mackenzie (Co-PI), Dr Annie Crowley and Lisa Mary Armstrong (all Glasgow); Professor Margaret Malloch (Co-PI) (Stirling) and Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe (Cambridge).

The project will run from May 2023 to October 2024.


Punishment, Citizenship and Communities

Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

Associated People

Prof Michele Burman

University of Glasgow

Prof Margaret Malloch

University of Stirling

Dr Annie Crowley

University of Glasgow

Jenn Glinski

University of Glasgow

Lisa Mary Armstrong

University of Glasgow