Crime and Victimisation publications and outputs

Here you will find a list of journal articles, briefing papers, working papers, blog posts and other outputs from the Crime and Victimisation research programme by year of publication. 2018 Submission of evidence to Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee on the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility Bill Author: Professor Susan McVie Date: 6th September 2018   Has policing

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Urban Segregation and Inequality publications and outputs

Here you will find a list of journal articles, briefing papers, working papers, blog posts and data maps by year of publication. You can also view media coverage related to the Urban Segregation and Inequality research here.  2018 Journal article: Homophily horizons and ethnic mover flows among homeowners in Scotland  Authors: Jessie Bakens and Gwilym Pryce Journal: Housing Studies Date:

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Social inequalities in graduates’ labour market outcomes: the role of spatial mobility and job opportunities

In the UK, research has consistently found that university graduates from more advantaged social classes have a better chance of entering professional or managerial jobs compared to their counterparts from less advantaged social classes. At the same time, another body of research has pointed out that spatial mobility, i.e. moving to a different area, can increase graduates’ chances of attaining

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Pushed to the periphery? Changing patterns of poverty in Scottish cities

Urban Poverty The location of poor households near the centre and wealthier households in the suburbs has for a long time been seen as the archetypal social structure of the industrial city. The suggestion that poverty is shifting towards the periphery not only challenges this long-standing stereotype but also touches on a number of important policy issues. For example, achieving

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Can Scotland shake off its violent reputation?

AQMeN Director Professor Susan McVie explores Scotland’s reputation as ‘the most violent country in the developed world’ in this blog post. Drawing on figures from the Scottish Government Homicide in Scotland 2014-15 bulletin, together with data from the 2012/13 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, AQMeN research on crime and victimisation and a number of international and UK comparative studies, Professor

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Less crime without more equality?

AQMeN Director Susan McVie responded to the March 2016 figures from the Scottish Crime and Justice survey. The Justice Strategy for Scotland sets out a vision for “an inclusive and respectful society where all people live in safety and security”. So the latest crime figures, published this week, showing another large reduction in victimization will be welcome news for the

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