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

Has policing reform in Scotland led to a drop in the crime clear up rate?

Author: Professor Susan McVie
Date: 30th March 2018

Author: Professor Susan McVie
Date: 6th March 2018

Scottish Government report: Six month review of the Code of Practice for Stop and Search in Scotland

Author: Professor Susan McVie
Date: February 2018

2017

Dataset published in the UK Data Service data catalogue: Regional crime trends, local authority and community safety partnership crime trends data for Scotland, England and Wales: violence and burglary 

Author: Dr Ellie Bates
Date: November 2017

AQMeN Research Briefing 12: Sexual homicide in Scotland

Authors: Sara Skott, Eric Beauregard and Raj Darjee
Date: October 2017

Report: Transforming stop and search

A report by Susan McVie and Kath Murray on how AQMeN research was central to transforming the landscape of stop and search in Scotland through a combination of research, policy engagement and working collaboratively with practitioners.

Date: July 2017

Report:  Stop and search scrutiny: Proportionality, fairness and effectiveness. Report prepared for the SPA Policing Committee.

Authors: Susan McVie and Kath Murray
Date: 2017

Journal article: Local variance in the crime drop: A Longitudinal Study of Neighbourhoods in Greater Glasgow, Scotland
Authors: Bannister, J., Bates, E. and Kearns, A.
Journal: British Journal of Criminology
Date: April 2017

AQMeN Impact Case study:  Stop and search in Scotland: transforming policy and practice and influencing cultural change
Author: Susan McVie
June 2017

AQMeN Impact Case study: Criminal careers and the crime drop: influencing Scotland’s youth justice strategy
Author: Ben Matthews
June 2017

AQMeN Impact Case Study: Building safer communities: changing the focus of crime reduction strategies in Scotland
Author: Susan McVie
June 2017

Journal article: The shrinking youth justice population: A change in behaviour or a change in the system?
Authors: Lesley McAra and Susan McVie
Journal: Scottish Justice Matters, 5(1): 38-39.
Date: April 2017

Journal article: International Handbook of Juvenile Justice – Scotland
Authors: Michelle Burman and Susan McVie
pp. 371-394
2017

Magazine article: Crime hotspots

Author: Ellie Bates
Magazine: The Geographer, page 26
Date: 2017

Magazine article: Space, place and crime in an era of ‘big data’

Author: Samuel Langton and Jon Bannister
Magazine: The Geographer, page 25
Date: 2017

Journal article: Crime Data and Criminal Statistics: A Critical Reflection

Authors: Mike Maguire and Susan McVie
Journal article: In A. Liebling, S. Maruna and L. McAra (eds) Oxford Handbook on Criminology. Sixth edition
Date: 2017

Journal article: Recent innovation in developmental and life-course criminology

Authors: McAra, L. and McVie, S.
Journal: In A. Liebling, S. Maruna and L. McAra (eds) Oxford Handbook on Criminology Sixth Edition
Date: 2017

Journal article: Social order: Crime and Justice in Scotland

Author: Susan McVie
Journal: In D. McCrone (Ed) The New Sociology of Scotland. Sage Publications Ltd.
Date: 2017

2016

Journal article: Investigating the relationship between the diversity index and frequency of offending
Authors: Brian Francis and Les Humphreys
Journal: Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology, 2(4): 397-416.
Date: December 2016

Consultation response: The need for a new power to search children for alcohol: a review of the evidence
Authors: Susan McVie and Kath Murray
Scottish Government consultation
June 2016

Journal article: Understanding youth violence: The mediating effects of gender, poverty and vulnerability

Authors: Lesley McAra and Susan McVie
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice
Volume 45, June 2016, Pages 71-77

Journal article: Are crime statistics and surveys hiding the real extent of domestic forms of violence?

Author: Susan McVie
Journal: Scottish Justice Matters
Date: June 2016

AQMeN Research Briefing 10: Can we predict escalation in offending seriousness?

Authors: Brian Francis and Jiayi Liu
March 2016

Journal article: Smoothing group-based trajectory models through B-splines
Authors: Francis, B., Elliott, A. and Weldon, M.
Journal: Journal of Developmental and Life Course Criminology, 2(1): 113-133. .
Date: 2016

Journal article: Using the UK general offender database as a means to measure and analyse organized crime.

Authors: Stuart Kirby, Brian Francis, Les Humphreys and Keith Soothill
Journal: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, 78-94
Date: 2016

Journal article: Understanding youth violence: the mediating effects of gender, poverty and vulnerability.

Authors: Lesley McAra and Susan McVie
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice, 71-77
Date: 2016

Journal article: Comparing trends in convictions and non-court disposals in Scotland

Author: Ben Matthews
Journal: Scottish Justice Matters
Date: 2016

Report: Understanding and Preventing Youth Crime survey (UPYC) Early Findings: Stop and search in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Report commissioned by the Scottish Police Authority.

Author: Kath Murray
Date: 2016

2015

 

AQMeN research paper:  Police stop and search in Scotland – A brief review of evidence

Author: McVie, S
Date: 2015

Scottish Government report – Evaluation of the Whole System Approach to Young People Who Offend in Scotland

Authors:Kath Murray, Paul McGuiness, Michelle Burman and Susan McVie
Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research Report
June 2015

Journal article: Has Scotland’s falling crime rate benefited everyone equally?

Journal: Scottish Justice Matters
Date: June 2015

Journal article: Winners and losers

Authors: Susan McVie, Rebecca Pillinger and Paul Norris

Journal: Britain in 2015 Magazine

Journal article: Scottish Justice Matters: Poverty, Inequality and Justice

Volume3, issue 3 in November 2015 was guest edited by Susan McVie and featured the following articles:

The reproduction of poverty
Susan McVie and Lesley McAra

Is poverty reflected in changing patterns of victimisation in Scotland?
Susan McVie, Paul Norris and Rebecca Pillinger

Does place matter? – Dr Ellie Bates

Homicide in Scotland: the need for a deeper understanding – Sara Skott
Journal: Scottish Justice Matters
Date: November 2015

Journal article: Modelling escalation in crime seriousness: a latent variable approach

Authors: Brian Francis. and Jiayi Liu
Journal: Metron. 73(2): 277-297.
2015

Journal article: Comparing Difficulties and Combination Possibilities: Experiences in the United Kingdom

Author: Paul Norris
Journal: in Guzy, N, Birkel, C and Mischkowitz, R (Eds) Viktimisierungsbefragungen in Deutschland – Band 2: Methodik und Methodologie
Date: 2015

2014

AQMeN Research Briefing 1: Understanding the crime drop in Scotland
Les Humphreys, Brian Francis and Susan McVie
November 2014

AQMeN Research Briefing 2: Changing patterns of victimisation in
Scotland 1993 – 2011

Paul Norris, Rebecca Pillinger and Susan McVie
November 2014

AQMeN Research Briefing 3: Local differences in the crime drop: are there winners and losers?

Jon Bannister, Ellie Bates and Ade Kearns
November 2014

AQMeN Research Briefing 4: Where have all the young offenders gone?

Ben Matthews
November 2014

Journal article: Criminal neighbourhoods: Does the density of prior offenders in an area encourage others to commit crime?
Authors: Livingston, M., Galster, G., Kearns, A. and Bannister, J.
Journal: Environment and Planning A, 46: 2469-2488.
Date: 2014

Journal article: Neighbourhood structures and crime: the influence of tenure mix and other structural factors upon crime rates
Authors: Livingston, M., Kearns, A. and Bannister, J.
Journal: Housing Studies, 29(1): 1-25.
Date: 2014

Journal article: The Scottish Juvenile Justice System: Policy and Practice

Authors: Lesley McAra and Susan McVie
Journal: Published in Winterdyk, J. (Ed) Juvenile Justice: International Perspectives, Models and Trends.
Date: 2014