Jamie Buchan
Jamie Buchan

Dr Jamie Buchan MA (Hons) MSc FHEA

Lecturer

Biography

I joined the University in September 2016, just after submitting my PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

My research interests include criminal justice in Scotland (particularly justice policy), community penalties (probation/criminal justice social work) and the development of local-oriented 'partnership' approaches in criminal justice, including the role played by local governments. I'm also interested by the turn towards using Bourdieu in criminology, particularly the development of the 'penal field'.

I also work in researching restorative justice in Scotland, as co-investigator on projects with Dr Giuseppe Maglione. Most recently, I have embarked on researching local partnership working in Scotland, in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

I would be keen to supervise PhDs on these or related topics - please feel free to contact me to discuss.

Research Areas

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Invited contributor, SPERU project
  • APPG Restorative Justice
  • Community Justice Scotland Academic Advisory Group

 

Conference Organising Activity

  • SCCJR ECR Punishment and Society symposium
  • Institutionalising restorative justice for adults in Scotland: An empirical study of criminal justice practitioners’ perspectives
  • Compromise, Partnership, Control: Community Justice Authorities in Scotland
  • Institutionalizing Restorative Justice for Adults in Scotland: an Empirical Study of Practitioners' Perspectives
  • Scotland and the European Probation Rules: An Opportunity to 'Reintegrate'?
  • The Local Provision of Restorative Justice in Scotland: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Caledonia Dreaming: Testing the 'Penal Field' and 'Agonistic Framework' in Scotland
  • The local provision of restorative justice: An exploratory empirical study
  • Theorising Penal Change: How Well do the ‘Penal Field’ and ‘Agonistic Framework’ travel?
  • Restructuring Community Justice in Scotland

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, Criminology and Criminology with Psychology

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Leverhulme Research Project Grant - peer reviewer
  • ESRC Impact Acceleration Account grant reviewer, 2022

 

Invited Speaker

  • Progressive Penality as Performance
  • Invited chair, SCCJR Comparative Penology symposium
  • Community Justice and the National Care Service – Reflections

 

Reviewing

  • Peer reviewer, Cogent Arts & Humanities
  • Peer reviewer, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Peer reviewer, European Journal of Probation

 

Date


25 results

Locked Down, Locked Out?: Local Partnership Resilience in the Covid-19 Pandemic - A Report on Interim Findings

Report
Buchan, J., Nogales, C., Wooff, A., & Morrison, K. (2021)
Locked Down, Locked Out?: Local Partnership Resilience in the Covid-19 Pandemic - A Report on Interim Findings. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University
This report presents interim findings from a research project on local partnership working and resilience in the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures. This grant...

The Local Provision of Restorative Justice in Scotland: an Exploratory Empirical Study

Journal Article
Maglione, G., Buchan, J., & Robertson, L. (2022)
The Local Provision of Restorative Justice in Scotland: an Exploratory Empirical Study. European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 28, 617-640. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-020-09470-3
This article presents the results of the first empirical qualitative research on the provision of restorative justice (RJ) in Scotland, based on interviews with 14 practitione...

Probation in Europe: Scotland

Book Chapter
Grant, S., Buchan, J., & O'Donnell, A. (2020)
Probation in Europe: Scotland. In Probation in Europe. Utrecht: Confederation of European Probation

The local provision of restorative justice in Scotland: challenges and opportunities

Presentation / Conference
Buchan, J., Maglione, G., & Robertson, L. (2020, September)
The local provision of restorative justice in Scotland: challenges and opportunities. Paper presented at EUROCRIM 2020: 20th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Online
Buchan, J., Maglione, G., & Robertson, L. (2020, September). The local provision of restorative justice in Scotland: challenges and opportunities. Paper presented at EUROCRIM ...

Book Review: Philippa Tomczak - The Penal Voluntary Sector

Journal Article
Buchan, J. (2020)
Book Review: Philippa Tomczak - The Penal Voluntary Sector. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 20(3), 376-378. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895819878281
Abstract not available.

The Struggle is Real: Theorising Community Justice Restructuring Agonistically

Journal Article
Buchan, J. (2020)
The Struggle is Real: Theorising Community Justice Restructuring Agonistically. European Journal of Probation, 12(2), 73-90. https://doi.org/10.1177/2066220320927353
This article is a novel use of the ‘agonistic framework’ – a theory of penal change developed in the US, which emphasises the role of hidden conflict – to analyse recent organ...

Restorative Justice in Scotland

Presentation / Conference
Maglione, G., Buchan, J., & Robertson, L. (2020, February)
Restorative Justice in Scotland
2020: Community Justice Scotland Academic Advisory Group, invited speaker on ‘Restorative Justice in Scotland’, Edinburgh, UK (with J. Buchan and L. Robertson).

The special constable in Scotland: understanding the motivations, expectations and the role of the special constabulary within Police Scotland

Report
Wooff, A., Dickson, G., & Buchan, J. (2020)
The special constable in Scotland: understanding the motivations, expectations and the role of the special constabulary within Police Scotland. Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR
This project sought to examine the nature of the Special Constabulary as a volunteering resource in Scotland, considering the way(s) that the motivations, expectations and man...

The local provision of restorative justice in Scotland: an exploratory empirical study

Presentation / Conference
Maglione, G., Buchan, J., & Robertson, L. (2019, December)
The local provision of restorative justice in Scotland: an exploratory empirical study. Paper presented at Scotland Restorative Justice Forum - Research Network Seminar, Edinburgh
Maglione, G., Buchan, J., & Robertson, L. (2019, December). The local provision of restorative justice in Scotland: an exploratory empirical study. Paper presented at Scotland...

The Local Provision of Restorative Justice: an exploratory empirical study

Presentation / Conference
Maglione, G., Jamie, B., & Robertson, L. (2019, November)
The Local Provision of Restorative Justice: an exploratory empirical study. Paper presented at First Annual Restorative Justice Council Conference, Nottingham
Maglione, G., Jamie, B., & Robertson, L. (2019, November). The Local Provision of Restorative Justice: an exploratory empirical study. Paper presented at First Annual Restorat...

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