Projects

All Unclassified Projects

Network on Intelligence and Security Practices in Africa (NISPAC)

The NISPAC is a transnational research community network funded by the Scottish Funding Council under the Global Challenges Research Fund that brings together a diverse group of researchers to explore the role of intelligence services in African countries, and harness the combined insights of the humanities and social sciences to refine scholarly and policy understandings of intelligence and...

Punishment and Spectacle: Public Lecture Project

Dr Gemma Flynn (Edinburgh University) delivered a set of public lectures contextualising and make sense of Punishment in the Age of Celebrity.Bringing her background as both a criminological academic and standup comedian, Gemma addresses issues of populism, public campaigns, celebrity fixation and America’s practice of mass imprisonment. She considers how these factors concatenate and...

IMPRODOVA

IMPRODOVA is a 36-month European Commission funded research and innovation project which is focused on the human factors shaping institutional responses to domestic abuse. The research involves 8 countries (Austria, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, Scotland, Slovenia), and 16 project partners and is being conducted by Professor Michele Burman, Dr Oona Brooks and Dr Lisa Bradley, all...

Justice Journeys: Informing policy and practice through lived experience

The principal focus of this research is on rape and sexual assault victim-survivors’ end-to-end experiences of the criminal justice system. It comprises in-depth interviews with 17 participants, whose cases reached varying stages of the criminal justice process in Scotland, including through to trial and conviction. The research aims to gain fuller understanding of: rape and sexual assault...

Whole System Approach to Children and Young People who Offend

The project funded by the Scottish Government will involve phase one of the evaluation of the implementation of the national Whole System Approach to Children and Young People who Offend. The programme of work on the Whole System Approach will be extended from September 2012 with the appointment of two full-time +3 PhD Studentships (funded through the ESRC/Scottish Government Co-funded...

Strengthening the Health Visitor Response to Families affected by Domestic Abuse

Prof Michele Burman is a co-investigator with Dr Lorna Paul (PI) and Clare McFeele (RA) on this two year action research project is funded by the Burdett Trust in Nursing and commenced in March 2012. The aim of the study is to assist community health visitors to identify, and actively engage with women exposed to domestic abuse, in order to more effectively assess and address their health and...

User Views of Punishment

Sarah Armstrong (Glasgow University) and Beth Weaver (Strathclyde University) conducted research, in cooperation with the Scottish Prison Service, into the experience of doing short prison sentences and community-based sentences (probation, community service). We explored what those affected by these punishments are going through and how such sentences help or hinder the ability to reduce...

Drinking and Drug Use in the Community: A Survey of Young Offenders, 2007

This project was conducted in collaboration with Bill McKinlay, the Governor of HMP Barlinnie, and staff at Polmont YOI. Data collection builds upon similar surveys conducted by Bill during 1979 and 1996.  The Scottish Prison Service published the report of the project in 2009.  To view details and download the final report click here.