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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Crime and Victimisation media coverage

2017 coverage: How Scotland reduced knife deaths among young people– 3rd December 2017 The Guardian’s Gary Younge quotes Susan McVie on the drop in violent crime among young people in Scotland Black people more likely to be searched by police, report finds – 4th July 2017 The National reports on the review prepared by Susan McVie and Kath Murray for

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Transforming stop and search in Scotland

Researchers: Dr Kath Murray Professor Susan McVie During the course of our research on crime and victimisation, the eight Scottish police forces were merged into one single force in April 2013. During its early phase, Police Scotland faced significant criticism over its use of stop and search which was found to be significantly higher than other comparative jurisdictions. During a

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The need for a new power to search children for alcohol: a review of the evidence

Dr Kath Murray and Professor Susan McVie submitted a response to the Scottish Government consultation on Police Powers to Search Children and Young People for Alcohol. The consultation, which closed on 15th July 2016,  asked for views on whether the police should be given the following new search powers: The power to search a child or young person under the age

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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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