Barnes Macfarlane, L. (2017). Patrick v Patrick and Re A letter to a Young Person : Judicial Letters to Children – an Unannounced, but not an Unwelcome, Development. Edinburgh Law Review, 22(1), (101-107). doi:10.3366/elr.2018.0458. ISSN 1364-9809
A letter”, Nietzsche once wrote, “is an unannounced visit, the postman the agent of rude surprises”.1 Given the extremely personal nature of many family law judgments, it is r...
Skinns, L., Rice, L., Sprawson, A., & Wooff, A. (2017). Police legitimacy in context: an exploration of ‘soft’ power in police custody in England. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 40(3), (601-613). doi:10.1108/PIJPSM-06-2016-0077. ISSN 1363-951X
For the most part, the procedural justice model has been found to generalise across different social groups and social contexts in the Anglo-American world (e.g. Jackson et al...
Meldrum, S. (2017). Group Guidance - Is It Time To Flock Together?. Journal of the National Institute fro Career Education and Counselling. 38(1), 36-43. doi:10.20856/jnicec.3806. ISSN 2046-1348
This article calls for delivery models which encourage the collective career learning of groups to be brought to the centre stage of career guidance practice. It challenges th...
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...
Lecturer in Human Geography
Tropp, L. R., Hawi, D. R., O'Brien, T. C., Gheorghiu, M., Zetes, A., & Butz, D. A. (2017). Intergroup contact and the potential for post-conflict reconciliation: Studies in Northern Ireland and South Africa. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 23(3), (239-249). doi:10.1037/pac0000236. ISSN 1078-1919
With surveys of Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland, and Whites and Blacks in South Africa, this research examines how both contact quality and exposure to intergrou...
Hallenberg, K. M. & Haddow, C. (2016). Beyond criminal justice: connecting justice and sustainability. Law Teacher. 50(3), 352-370. doi:10.1080/03069400.2016.1262985. ISSN 0306-9400
The potential of higher education in advancing sustainability has been widely accepted and even partly realised, although a wholesale reorientation of core activities and curr...
Yates, P. (2016). Sibling sexual abuse: Why don't we talk about it?. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(15-16), (2482-2494). doi:10.1111/jocn.13531. ISSN 0962-1067
Aims and objectives
To explore two hypotheses for explaining why there is little written about sibling sexual abuse and to raise awareness of the subject in order better to pr...
Minhat, M., & Dzolkarnaini, N. (2016). Which firms use Islamic financing?. Economics Letters, 150, (15-17). doi:10.1016/j.econlet.2016.10.036. ISSN 0165-1765
This study explores to what extent the Islamic financing instruments are used by non-financial firms and whether profitability influences such financing choice. Based on a pan...
Whitecross, R. (2016). Teaching legal professionalism: a comparative study of teaching professional values and lessons for legal education. Journal of Commonwealth Law and Legal Education. 11(1), 23. ISSN 1476-0401
The Legal Education and Training Review highlighted concerns across all sectors, from academics to practitioners over a lack of understanding of professionalism and ethics. Bu...
McParland, J., Knussen, C. & Murray, J. (2016). The effects of recalled injustice on the experience of experimentally induced pain and anxiety in relation to just-world beliefs. European Journal of Pain. 20(9), 1392-1401. doi:10.1002/ejp.862. ISSN 1090-3801
Background: A growing field of investigation into social justice cognitions and pain suggests perceived injustice has a negative impact on pain, but little is known about indi...
Brown, S. (2015). Teenage pregnancy, parenting and intergenerational relations. Palgrave Macmillan
Drawing on interviews and focus groups with young mothers and fathers, their parents and other relatives, this book provides a rich exploration of the experience of being a te...
Skinns, L., Wooff, A., & Sprawson, A. (2015). Preliminary findings on police custody delivery in the twenty-first century: Is it ‘good’ enough?. Policing and Society, 27(4), (358-371). doi:10.1080/10439463.2015.1058377. ISSN 1043-9463
Since the 1980s, police custody in England and Wales has seen the civilianisation and privatisation of key roles formerly performed by police officers and changes to how polic...
Brown, S. (2015). The wrong type of mother: moral panic and teenage parenting. In V. E. Cree, G. Clapton, & M. Smith (Eds.), Revisiting Moral Panics: Book 1 Gender and the FamilyPolicy Press
We live in a world that is increasingly characterised as full of risk, danger and threat. Every day a new social issue emerges to assail our sensibilities and consciences. Dra...
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. ISSN 2052-7950
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...
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...
Robertson, P. (2015). Towards a capability approach to careers: Applying Amartya Sen's thinking. International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance. 15(1), 75-88. doi:10.1007/s10775-014-9280-4. ISSN 0251-2513
Amartya Sen’s capability approach characterizes an individual’s well-being in terms of what they are able to be, and what they are able to do. This framework for thinking has ...