4th August 2019

Research methods and skills

Provides guidance for gathering and evaluating your own sources of information, including internet-based sources. A detailed section on ‘conducting your own social research’ is essential reading for Higher and Advanced Higher learners.

4th August 2019

What is crime?

As well as providing a definition of crime, this briefing explores how it is decided which human behaviours should be considered a ‘crime’ and which should not.

4th August 2019

Scottish criminal justice system

An overview of the main aspects of the criminal justice system in Scotland: the police service; crown office and procurator fiscal service; court system; prison system; and criminal justice social work services.

4th August 2019

What is prison for?

The purpose of imprisonment has evolved over centuries into its current form. This briefing discusses the contemporary role that prisons have in punishing and rehabilitating offenders. This briefing features an analysis of the issue of prisoners’ ‘right to vote’.

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