Evidence submission to the Scottish Government Commission on Widening Access – 2015/16

The 2015 Scottish Government Programme for Government sets out the vision of a fairer, more equal Scotland. Central to that vision is the ambition that a child born today in one of our most deprived communities should, by the time he or she leaves school, have the same chance of accessing higher education as a child born in one of

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Education and Social Stratification publications and outputs

Here you will find a list of journal articles, briefing papers, working papers, blog posts and other outputs from the Education and Social Stratification research strand by year of publication. You can also find media coverage related this research here. 2018 Journal article: Fields of Study: Horizontal or Vertical Differentiation within Higher Education Sectors? Authors: Cristina Iannelli, Adam Gamoran and

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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 education and the graduate labour market

This AQMeN impact case study draws on research from the Education and Social Stratification programme and highlights the impact of evidence around social inequalities in higher education and the labour market. Findings from this research have influenced the recommendations by the Scottish Government Commission on Widening Access, specifically around the role of school subject choice for reproducing inequalities. Read the

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Measuring segregation and its impact: advancing our understanding of social change

Impact Case Study: This AQMeN impact case study highlights the impact of evidence from the Urban Segregation and Inequality programme, where AQMeN researchers have developed new ways of measuring segregation and revealed significant changes in the spatial patterns of poverty and religion. These new methods are being applied to Chinese cities in collaboration with government officials in Hebei Province to

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Criminal careers and the crime drop: influencing Scotland’s youth justice strategy

This AQMeN impact case study highlights the impact of recent research by doctoral student Ben Matthews. Ben’s research explores the fall in conviction rates for young people in Scotland, including the use of his findings in the development of the Scottish Government Youth Justice Strategy, published in 2015, and the revised Justice Strategy, due to be published in 2017. Read

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Stop and search in Scotland: transforming policy and practice and influencing cultural change

Part of the new AQMeN impact case study series, this document highlights the impact of the research undertaken by Dr Kath Murray and Professor Susan McVie around high rates of stop and search in Scotland. The research took place in 2014 with the findings having a transformative impact on policing in Scotland, including the introduction of a new Code of

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Building safer communities: changing the focus of crime reduction strategies in Scotland

This AQMeN impact case study draws on research from the Crime and Victimisation programme and highlights the impact of the research findings which have influenced crime reduction strategies through the Scottish Government ‘Building Safer Communities’ Board. Professor Susan McVie has been a member of the Board since inception in 2013 and has used evidence from the AQMeN research to inform

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