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Progressive Penality as Performance

Journal Article
Buchan, J., & McNeill, F. (in press)
Progressive Penality as Performance. Howard Journal of Crime and Justice,
Scotland’s prison population remains stubbornly high despite reforms to sentencing and community penalties (most recently in 2016). Seeking to advance the debate on punishment...

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Justice Voluntary Sector

Report
Skelton, F., & Haddow, C. (2022)
The Impact of COVID-19 on the Justice Voluntary Sector. Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum
Executive summary This report presents findings from two research projects exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on third sector justice organisations and workers in ...

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Justice Voluntary Sector

Presentation / Conference
Skelton, F., & Haddow, C. (2022, June)
The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Justice Voluntary Sector. Paper presented at British Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Surrey, UK
Third sector organisations (TSOs) have a long history of complementing work done by statutory agencies in criminal justice, to the extent that that TSOs no longer sit outside ...

Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance Among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody

Presentation / Conference
Haddow, C., Winterton, M., & Morrison, K. (2022, June)
Identity, Transitions and Support: Processes of Desistance Among Ex-Military Personnel in Custody. Poster presented at Edinburgh Napier Armed Forces Day Event, Edinburgh, UK

Research Briefing on the policing and legal challenges of the proposed drug checking services in Scotland

Report
Falzon, D., Aston, E., Carver, H., & Parkes, T. (2022)
Research Briefing on the policing and legal challenges of the proposed drug checking services in Scotland. Scottish Government

Restorative Justice: Another Way of Doing Justice in Scotland?

Presentation / Conference
Buchan, J. (2022, March)
Restorative Justice: Another Way of Doing Justice in Scotland?. Presented at Morningside Justice and Peace, Edinburgh [Online]
In this invited talk for Morningside Justice and Peace, I introduce the concept of restorative justice, discuss its history and some critical issues in the field and then repo...

‘Virtual policing’, trust and legitimacy

Book Chapter
Bradford, B., Aston, E., O'Neill, M., & Wells, H. (2022)
‘Virtual policing’, trust and legitimacy. In J. Terpstra, R. Salet, & N. R. Fyfe (Eds.), The Abstract Police: Critical reflections on contemporary change in police organisations (213-238). Eleven International Publishing
Increasing technological mediation of police-public contact is a significant trend in UK policing. Members of the public are increasingly likely to encounter policing in ways ...

Newly Recruited Research Fellow – Estelle Clayton – Completes the INTERACT Team

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Clayton, E., & Aston, E. (2022)
Newly Recruited Research Fellow – Estelle Clayton – Completes the INTERACT Team. [Blog post]

Law enforcement and mental health: The missing middle

Book Chapter
Thomas, S., White, C., Dougall, N., & Heyman, I. (2022)
Law enforcement and mental health: The missing middle. In I. Bartkowiak-Théron, J. Clover, D. Martin, R. Southby, & N. Crofts (Eds.), Law enforcement and public health: Partners for Community Safety and Wellbeing (111-123). New York: Springer
Commonly, in the course of their duties, the police will come into contact with people who have a lived experience of mental illness. It is acknowledged that these contacts ca...

Technology and Police Legitimacy

Book Chapter
Aston, E., Wells, H., Bradford, B., & O’Neill, M. (2022)
Technology and Police Legitimacy. In A. Verhage, M. Easton, & S. De Kimpe (Eds.), Policing in Smart Societies (43-68). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83685-6_4
Through a consideration of the use of mobile devices by the police and the public, this chapter explores some of the potential issues raised by the incorporation of technology...
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Expert reviews to support Scotland’s response to, and recovery from, Covid-19

2022 - 2022
Project Aims i) To review evidence from Scotland and beyond on experiences of covid19 in prisons and identify transferable learning to inform Scotland’s Covid Recovery Strategy. ii) To focus on innova...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £28,270

Naloxone in Police Scotland - a Pilot Evaluation

2022 - 2022
This study will be a mixed methods process evaluation of a test of change (pilot project) for the carriage, and use, of intra-nasal spray Naloxone by Police Scotland officers. The evaluation will foc...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £80,769

Music and Communication for Mothers and Young Children in Prison

2021 - 2022
The objectives of the research workshops for the project, ‘Music and Communication for Mothers and Young Children in Prison’ are threefold; 1) to investigate current music practice in prisons betwee...
Funder: Royal Society of Edinburgh | Value: £9,710

Mapping Capacities for a Community Policing of Cybercrime and Digital Harm

2021 - 2022
Research exploring cybercrime policing has tended to focus on specialist policing units on the one hand (Harkin, Whelan and Change, 2018), and on the inherent limits of public policing organisations o...
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £19,709

The impact of COVID-19 on the justice voluntary sector

2021 - 2022
The aim of the project is to explore the experiences of third sector criminal justice organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to understand how organisations and the sector as a whole have...
Funder: The Criminal Justice Voluntary Sector Forum | Value: £7,952

'Witches' stories: persecuted for helping others: documentary analysis of early midwives and nurses as reported within the Scottish Witchcraft Survey database

2021 - 2021
Aim: to investigate accounts of nurses/healers and midwives accused/persecuted as 'witches'. Methods: Documentary analysis of the Survey of Scottish Witchcraft online database of those 'witches' cate...
Funder: Royal College of Nursing Foundation | Value: £7,114

‘Going AFK: interrogating the viability of ‘desistance’ theorising for narratives of cyber-dependent ‘criminal careers'

2021 - 2022
This project brings together two of the Co-Investigators’ fields of criminological research: desistance research and cybercrime. These areas currently exist in relative isolation to each other but off...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £9,321

Policing a Crisis: A narrative account of pandemic policing, technological opportunities and ethical challenges

2020 - 2023
This PhD Studentship will employ narrative inquiry to map the technological opportunities and ethical challenges faced by Police Scotland when responding to the Pandemic. By inviting frontline officer...
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £31,144

A Qualitative exploration of Scottish-Pakistanis’ experiences of policing.

2020 - 2023
In providing an understanding of the experiences of Scottish Pakistanis, findings will be of significant benefit to policy makers and practitioners, and will assist policing organisations in Scotland ...
Funder: Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland | Value: £13,221

Scoping Seven Nations: Exploring International Assessments and Successes in Third Sector Cyber Maturity and Resilience

2020 - 2020
The project will explore whether, how, and with what results, a number of selected nations assess the cyber maturity of the cyber resilience of their respective voluntary/third sectors. Where relevant...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £5,000

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