Projects

All Scottish Government Research Projects

Diversifying Justice: Revealing viable pathways for South Asian women

Co-PIs: Dr Nughmana Mirza and Dr Lisa Bradley who are supported by Nicola Dickson, research assistant. Summary:  Very little is known about South Asian (SA) women’s help-seeking during and following domestic abuse (DA), nor their experiences of criminal justice (CJ). The purpose of this research is to draw out vital implications for DA policy and practice by focusing on the end-to-end justice...

Understanding Repeat Violent Victimisation in Scotland

This research seeks to improve understanding about repeat violence victimisation (RVV) in Scotland, adopting a qualitative methodology that explores the views and experiences of people with lived experience of RVV, particularly those living in deprived neighbourhoods. Research aims and objectives The aims of developing the evidence base on RVV, set out in the research specification, are...

Measuring Justice: Defining Concepts, Developing Practice

In this project, researchers are gathering information about how experiences of criminal justice settings and processes can be conceptualised and measured. A justice experience can include contact with police, going to court, experiencing a criminal sanction, in the context of being a vicitm, witness, perpetrator or accused, family member or professional. How different people experience a...

Scottish Justice Fellowships 2018

Scottish Justice Fellows is a new initiative putting research to work. In this scheme, the Scottish Government, SCCJR and SIPR are partnering to support recent PhD scholars translate their research into outputs that can inform policy and practice. There is substantial untapped resource in PhDs completed in Scotland on policing, crime, justice and related issues and Fellowships aim to support...

Evaluation of Rape Crisis Scotland’s National Advocacy Project

The Rape Crisis Scotland National Advocacy Project (NAP) was introduced to provide advocacy support for survivors of sexual crimes engaging, or considering engaging, with the criminal justice system. The evaluation assessed the impact of the NAP on victim-survivors, and the extent to which it has influenced policy and practice within key criminal justice agencies. The National Advocacy Project...

Football Banning Orders in Scotland: Evaluating their operation

SCCJR is leading a team evaluating Football Banning Orders in Scotland.  The research was commissioned by the Scottish Government and conducted between June and December 2010. The purpose of the evaluation is to consider the operation of the football banning order legislation to date and make recommendations to improve its use and effectiveness. The project is being led by Niall Hamilton-Smith...