Scottish Institute for Policing Research
This project will entail a systematic literature review of police methods in visible policing to establish the current evidence base in relation to how these affect public confidence. This review will...
Evaluation of Stop and Search Pilot - Fife Division Police Scotland
The aim of the project was to provide seedcorn funding to expand the Scottish Local Policing Evidence Database (SLoPED) into a larger project, the Safer Communities Evidence Matrix Scotland (SCEMS).
Aston, E. V. (2014). Are risk factors for drug use and offending similar during the teenage years?. International Journal of Drug Policy. 26, 396-403. doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.11.002. ISSN 0955-3959
Background: This paper explores whether at different stages of the developmental cycle of adolescence, drug use and offending are associated with a similar set of risk factors...
O'Neill, M., Aston, L. & Krause, A. (2015). Stop And Search Pilot Evaluation Report. Scotland: Scottish Institute for Policing Research
In the context of increased attention and scrutiny regarding stop and search in Scotland, the introduction of Police Scotland’s stop and search pilot, which aims to improve da...
This SIPR IMPAKT bid is made in collaboration with the ACPOS Local Policing Working Group. It is aimed at providing academic support for the development of an evidence-base for local policing in Scotl...
The primary aim of my thesis is to better understand police and citizen communication via social media in Scotland. This research is importan...