Evidence, Statistics and Trends

Across SCCJR we make use of existing data sets to explore trends and improve our understanding of crime and justice. We have particular methodological expertise in quantitative criminological research, developing statistical analysis and data modelling. Our work in this area includes analysis of prison statistics, modelling offending behaviour and analysing large data sets, such as the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey. We support the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime , a prospective longitudinal study of youth offending based at the University of Edinburgh and have been actively involved in auditing existing Scottish data sources, including the reviewing the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey.