Projects

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Women working to support women in the welfare sphere: psychosocial challenges

This project, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, will investigate the psychosocial wellbeing and personal welfare of women workers in organisations offering therapeutic, advocacy, support and/or practical support to socially isolated and economically marginalised women and girls. In addition to pre-existing challenges, women are bearing a disproportionate burden of the negative impacts of...

Nothing to See Here? 15 years of FAI determinations for deaths in custody

A research team based at the University of Glasgow has investigated 196 Fatal Accident Inquiries (FAI) that were held as a result of a death in custody. The research papers and associated materials were produced by (Hon Prof) Linda Allan, Stuart Allan, Professor Sarah Armstrong, Betsy Barkas and Dr Deborah Kinnear. The aim of the project is to identify patterns in FAI processes and outcomes to...

Scottish Justice Fellowship 2021/2022

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS SCOTTISH JUSTICE FELLOWSHIPS SCHEME 2021/22 The Scottish Government, the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) are offering short-term fellowships to those who have nearly completed their PhDs or recent PhD graduates to develop their careers by developing their research into publications and associated...

Scotland in Lockdown

The “Health and social impacts of Covid-19 in Scotland” study aims to understand how the response to Covid-19 including lockdown measures is affecting those who may already have been isolated or excluded. The research, commissioned by the Chief Scientist Office, is organised into four work streams for each of these isolated or excluded populations; 1. Disabilities and long-term health...

Parenting for Respectability

A parenting programme for the early prevention of gender-based violence is being developed and evaluated in Uganda. This project, supported by the Global Challenges Research Fund, will analyse and write-up the results of a pre-post evaluation and develop plans and skills for a large-scale experimental evaluation.  The project is led by Professor Danny Wight and the final report is due 2019. For...

Evaluation of Early and Effective Intervention (EEI) and Diversion from Prosecution in Dumfries and Galloway

The Scottish Community Engagement Trial (ScotCET)

The world’s first randomised field trial of procedurally just policing, the Queensland Community Engagement Trial (QCET) was developed by UQ researchers and led by the ARC Centre of Policing and Security. ScotCET is Scotland’s replication of QCET, testing whether “procedurally just” encounters between police and citizens improves citizen perceptions of police. ScotCET aims to replicate...

Evaluation of the Police Scotland/Rape Crisis Scotland ‘Support to Report’ Pilot Advocacy Service

The primary purpose of the research is to evaluate the Support to Report pilot project in relation to its intended outcomes: 1.An improvement in the support available to victims of rape and serious sexual crime. 2.An improvement in the experience of the criminal justice process for victims of rape and serious sexual crime. 3.A reduction in the level of abstraction from the criminal justice...

Gender Equality Duty and Scottish Criminal Justice – EOC Guidance

The Gender Equality Duty (GED) came into force in April 2007. It requires all public authorities to demonstrate that they are promoting equality for women and men, in terms of policy making, service delivery, regulation and employment, and that they are eliminating sex discrimination. The SCCJR worked with the EOC to develop the EOC Guidance and we have developed web based flowcharts to be read...