Knowledge Exchange and Engagement
Announcing the Scottish Justice Fellows
19th November 2018
Winners of Scottish Justice Fellowships Announced FIVE PhD students have become the first recipients of a Scottish Justice Fellowship which will seem them turn their theses into research summaries and associated materials for policy makers and practitioners. We are delighted to announce the Fellows: Emma Forbes, Kirsty Deacon and Annie Crowley...
Public Health, Youth & Violence Reduction
The study responds to the urgent social problem of rising youth violence. England and Wales have seen marked increases in homicide, knife crime, and hospital admissions for stab-wounds, with particular concentrations in the city of London. In recent years the ‘public health’ approach to violence reduction has gained increasing currency, most recently in the funding of 18 new regional Violence...
Scottish Universities-Prisons Network
The Scottish UP Network brings together those currently running or interested in university initiatives in Scottish prisons. It provides a forum for: learning about initiatives; collecting resources to support and develop activities as well as sharing and reflecting on practices; building collaborations within Scotland and beyond; and developing strategies of evaluation, to define and understand...
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...
Concepts of Community: Exploring ‘Community’ in Theory, Policy and Practice Imaginaries
In this SCCJR funded project, researchers are exploring and developing concepts of community and how these are used in research, policy and practice. The conceptualisation and definition of community has been at the centre of ongoing discussion (Cohen, 1989; Day, 2006). The persistent question ‘what is community?’, or ‘how might a community differ from the community?’ have prompted many...
The Scottish Prisons Commission: Ten Years On
In July 2008 The Scottish Prisons Commission (also known as the McLeish Commission) published its report Scotland’s Choice. This report culminated an eight month investigation of how Scotland uses prison and the range of factors that drive this, from inequality in society to arrest and sentencing practices. The report contained 23 recommendations covering an almost unprecedented range of...
Punishing Spaces, Working Spaces: Artist in Residence at SCCJR
In this Leverhulme Trust funded residency (February – November 2012), photographer Jenny Wicks was in residence at SCCJR for ten months. This artistic-academic collaboration aims to bring into view the researcher rather than the sometimes sensational topics of their study. Placing the criminologist at the scene of the crime allows for the exploration of key boundaries: between innocent and...
Crime and Justice Research Training and Development
Scotland’s distinctive criminal justice system and culture requires specific educational provision, this study will consider the extent to which existing provision meets needs and demands and, in collaboration with relevant bodies, will examine the potential for further developments. One of the first projects to be carried out within SCCJR involved a scoping study of 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...
Annual Report 2018-2019
Published: October 2019
Our annual report illustrates our achievements and notable events since July 2018 to June 2019. Included in this report are snapshots of from our PhD community, publications we have published, media engagement and examples of our research projects. We would like to thank all of our partners – the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling and Strathclyde – for all of their support...
Prof Margaret Malloch
Associate Director (Postgraduate Research), SCCJR
Professor of Criminology
University of Stirling
Professor Beth Weaver
Associate Director, SCCJR
Senior Lecturer in Social Work
University of Strathclyde