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Achieving cultural change through organizational justice: the case of Stop and Search in Scotland

Journal Article
Aston, E., Aston, E., Murray, K., Murray, K., O'Neill, M., & O’Neill, M. (2019)
Achieving cultural change through organizational justice: the case of Stop and Search in Scotland. Criminology and Criminal Justice, https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895819839751
In recent years, the scale, impact and legality of stop and search in Scotland has been subject to intense critical scrutiny, leading to major legal and policy reform in 2016....

Review of Evidence: What effect do enforcement-orientated and engagement-orientated methods of visible policing have on public confidence?

Report
Hail, Y., Aston, E., & O'Neill, M. (2018)
Review of Evidence: What effect do enforcement-orientated and engagement-orientated methods of visible policing have on public confidence?. Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Abstract not available.

Changing Stop and Search in Scotland

Journal Article
O'Neill, M., & Aston, E. (2018)
Changing Stop and Search in Scotland. European Journal of Policing Studies, 5, ISSN 2034-760X
Compared to other areas in the UK, stop and search in Scotland was on a disproportionately large scale prior to 2015 and targeted children and young people. Scottish police of...

‘Improving the Practice of Stop and Search in Scotland’

Journal Article
O'Neill, M., & Aston, E. (2017)
‘Improving the Practice of Stop and Search in Scotland’. Translational Criminology, 7-9
No abstract available.

Crime prevention and the development of the Safer Communities Evidence Matrix Scotland (SCEMS).

Journal Article
Aston, E. V., & Lum, C. (2015)
Crime prevention and the development of the Safer Communities Evidence Matrix Scotland (SCEMS). Scottish Justice Matters, 3(2), 17-18
THE Safer Communities Evidence Matrix Scotland (SCEMS) is a knowledge exchange tool which aims to provide easy access to evidence on policing and community safety from Scotlan...

Stop And Search Pilot Evaluation Report

Report
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...

Long-term recovery from addiction: criminal justice involvement and positive criminology?

Book
Best, D., & Aston, E. V. (2014)
Long-term recovery from addiction: criminal justice involvement and positive criminology?. In N. Ronel, & D. Segev (Eds.), Positive Criminology: the good can overcome the bad, 177-193. Routledge
The positive criminology perspective looks at positive life influences that distance individuals from offending, and enable the growth of personal and social strengths. Within...

Are risk factors for drug use and offending similar during the teenage years?

Journal Article
Aston, E. V. (2015)
Are risk factors for drug use and offending similar during the teenage years?. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26(4), 396-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.11.002
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 ...

'It doesn’t make you a better officer giving out tickets': performance management and discretion in community policing

Presentation / Conference
Aston, E. (2014, September)
'It doesn’t make you a better officer giving out tickets': performance management and discretion in community policing. Paper presented at 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, Prague, Czech Republic
Aston, E. (2014, September). 'It doesn’t make you a better officer giving out tickets': performance management and discretion in community policing. Paper presented at 14th An...

Local Policing in Scotland: three pre-reform case-studies. Scottish Institute for Policing Research Summary No 18

Report
Aston, E., & Scott, K. (2014)
Local Policing in Scotland: three pre-reform case-studies. Scottish Institute for Policing Research Summary No 18. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research
The research was based on a series of case studies, one in each of three legacy forces, Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Grampian Police, and Strathclyde Polic...
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Police Stops COST project

2018 - 2022
Stop and search (S&S) is a worldwide practice carried out by the police which enables police officers to stop a person, prevent him or her from pursuing his or her passage (Bowling & Philips, 2007; Bo...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £5,000

Law enforcement and public health: Assessing risk and vulnerability

2017 - 2018
The aim of the project is to conduct a systematic review and host round-table discussions to explore the use of police discretion when making decisions in relation to individuals' vulnerability.
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £7,986

Public confidence & police visibility: a systematic review

2017 - 2018
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...
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £7,223

UNITY

2015 - 2018
Unity is a EU Horizon 2020 funded project under the Secure Societies theme of the Fight against Crime and Terrorism on Community Policing in Europe. The vision of Unity is to strengthen the connection...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £120,674

Evaluation of Stop and Search Pilot

2014 - 2015
Evaluation of Stop and Search Pilot - Fife Division Police Scotland
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £3,252

Development of Safer Communities Evidence Matrix Scotland

2014 - 2015
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).
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £4,938

Developing an Evidence-base for Local Policing in Scotland

2012 - 2014
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...
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £5,194