Scottish Justice Matters: Poverty, Inequality and Justice, November 2015

The November 2015 edition of Scottish Justice Matters was guest edited by AQMeN Director Susan McVie, Professor Lesley McCara (The University of Edinburgh) and Maggie Mellon, Vice Chair of the British Association of Social Workers.

The edition focuses on poverty, inequality and justice in Scotland, and features AQMeN research into patterns of victimisation in Scotland, the relationship between crime and deprivation, and homicide rates in Scotland.

Each of the AQMeN papers can be viewed as individual downloads:

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

The journal also includes research from the Edinburgh Study of Youth Transitions and Crime, led by Susan McVie and Lesley McCara, which identifies a strong link between household poverty and an increase in the likelihood of young people offending.

The reproduction of poverty – Lesley McCara and Susan McVie