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"We are 'free range' prison officers", the experiences of Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Throughcare Support Officers (TSOs) working in custody and the community

Journal Article
Maycock, M., McGuckin, K., & Morrison, K. (in press)
"We are 'free range' prison officers", the experiences of Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Throughcare Support Officers (TSOs) working in custody and the community. Probation Journal, https://doi.org/10.1177/0264550520954898
Between 2015 and 2019, forty-one Throughcare Support Officers (TSOs) supported people serving short sentences leaving custody across eleven Scottish Prison Service (SPS) estab...

'I Feel Trapped': The Role Of The Cell In The Embodied And Everyday Practices Of Police Custody

Book Chapter
Wooff, A. (2020)
'I Feel Trapped': The Role Of The Cell In The Embodied And Everyday Practices Of Police Custody. In V. Knight, & J. Turner (Eds.), The Prison Cell: Embodied and Everyday Spaces of Incarceration (95-118). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-39911-5
This chapter explores the police custody cell from the perspective of policing staff. Legally it is the cornerstone of the criminal investigation process, being the place wher...

Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers

Book Chapter
McFadden, C. (2020)
Discrimination Against Transgender Employees and Jobseekers. In Handbook of Labor, Human Resources and Population Economics (1-14). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57365-6_35-1
Discrimination against transgender employees and jobseekers is widely reported in multiple contexts. However, there is relative lack of literature on the experiences, extent, ...

Trade unions and career services: Potential partners for promoting social justice at work

Journal Article
Robertson, P. J., Cimini, N., Post, J., & Corry, J. (2020)
Trade unions and career services: Potential partners for promoting social justice at work. Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling, 44(1), 5-12. https://doi.org/10.20856/jnicec.4401
This paper argues that trade unions represent natural allies for career services, as they have shared interests in addressing issues of social justice at work. This potentiall...

The Paradox Of Scottish Life Imprisonment

Journal Article
Van Zyl Smit, D., & Morrison, K. (2020)
The Paradox Of Scottish Life Imprisonment. European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, 28(1), 76-102. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718174-02801004
More people are serving life sentences in Scotland as a proportion of the national population than in any other country in Europe. Yet Scotland claims to adopt a welfarist rat...

"It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior

Journal Article
Yates, P. (2019)
"It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 29(2), https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2019.1692399
Sibling abuse is a global problem, arguably the most prevalent form of family violence, and as harmful as other familial abuse. There is evidence internationally that sibling ...

Balancing the rights of parents and children: The Children (Scotland) Bill 2019

Report
Barnes Macfarlane, L. (2019)
Balancing the rights of parents and children: The Children (Scotland) Bill 2019. https://www.parliament.scot/parliamentarybusiness/CurrentCommittees/112969.aspx: Scottish Parliament Justice Committee
The Scottish Government is in the process of updating the Family Justice system. This includes the legislation regulating how family court law cases (i.e. disputes about chil...

The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review

Journal Article
Snowden, A., Peddie, N., & Westbury, T. (in press)
The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review. Advances in Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/18387357.2019.1684829
Objective: There is growing global evidence for stark inequalities in the physical health status and life-expectancy of people with a mental health diagnosis. In most cases, p...

Jumping Through Hoops: Families' Experiences of Pre-birth Child Protection

Book Chapter
Critchley, A. (2019)
Jumping Through Hoops: Families' Experiences of Pre-birth Child Protection. In Families in Motion: Ebbing and Flowing through Space and Time, (135-154). Bingley: Emerald. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78769-415-620191009
This chapter considers the mobilities of families subject to child protection involvement at the threshold of the birth of a new baby. The author presents data arising from an...

How Much Is Hidden? Pay for Elites in Government-Linked Entities

Book
Minhat, M., & Dzolkarnaini, N. (2019)
How Much Is Hidden? Pay for Elites in Government-Linked Entities. Penang, Malaysia: Consumers Association of Penang
The presence of government-linked entities as influential players in the financial markets and economy sets Malaysia’s business ecosystem apart from competitive market-based s...
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A Culture of Psychosis: A psychosocial case study approach to contemporary 'ordinary psychosis'

2020 - 2021
The proposed research project aims to investigate this changing set of clinical issues – which might be tentatively grouped within the category of 'ordinary psychosis' – via the development of a speci...
Funder: Independent Social Research Foundation | Value: £5,000

Justice Analytical Services Call For Proposals - Domestic Abuse and Child Welfare Hearings Research

2018 - 2021
This research proposes to specifically examine the points of articulation (and dislocation) between civil and criminal law in domestic abuse cases through a specific focus on child contact proceedings...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £12,200

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

2018 - 2019
This research project consists of an exploratory qualitative study on the provision of restorative justice (RJ) services in Scotland at the level of local authorities. RJ is a process of facilitated d...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £6,684

How can we direct military veteran’s spouses to the most appropriate welfare organisations for their needs?

2018 - 2018
Undergrad vacation scholarship. Study includes online survey of spouses experiences of seeking help with issues arising from military service of partner, and levels of success and critique. Also a sys...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £2,500

The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland: The views and experiences of patients, Named Persons, Practitioners and Tribunal members

2017 - 2021
The Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland became operational in 2005. It plays an integral role in guaranteeing the rights of patients with mental disorder as originally identified in the Millan Princip...
Funder: Nuffield Foundation | Value: £258,786

Employer Responses to Dementia in the Workplace in Scotland

2016 - 2018
The aim of this research is to explore how employers in Scotland support their employees with dementia. The research will help us to understand whether employers are meeting their legal duties. The re...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £47,327

Measuring risk & efficiency in Police Scotland

2015 - 2017
The project seeks to establish baseline criteria that could be used to appraise the custody dimension of Police Scotland’s activities. It comes at a time when Police Scotland are considering an intern...
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £1,567

UK Preparation for the UN CRPD Engagement Process: A Three-Jurisdiction Approach

2015 - 2016
The overall objective of this project is to draw on AHRC-funded research expertise to provide support to the UK government in the upcoming UN review of the UK's progress towards compliance with the Un...
Funder: Arts & Humanities Research Council | Value: £12,309