Education and Social Stratification research media coverage

2017: 7th July 2017 – ‘I’m less than positive that destination data is sound’ Cristina Iannelli wrote an opinion piece for the Times Educational Supplement Scotland (TESS) 28 Jun 2017 – Subject choices do not help employment hopes of poorer students, study finds Herald Scotland’s Gerry Braiden looks at the findings from Cristina Iannelli and Adriana Duta on the labour

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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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Crime and the era of ‘big data’

In this current era of ‘big data’, crime data poses both opportunities and challenges for data scientists and crime analysts. The wealth of data available at increasingly small spatial scales provides good opportunities for better understanding the relationship between crime and place; while investment in data linkage infrastructure is allowing us to examine the connection between crime and a host

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Understanding the crime drop in Scotland

In the first of the AQMeN Research Briefing paper series, Les Humphreys, Brian Francis and Susan McVie, from the Crime and Victimisation research strand, examined trends in crimes of dishonesty, non-sexual crimes of violence, motor vehicle offences and miscellaneous offences. They explored the relationship between these types of crime and a range of factors known to be associated with crime.

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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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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

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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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Can we predict escalation in offending seriousness?

Key points: There is perhaps an assumption among the general public that offenders tend to escalate in seriousness as they develop in their criminal career. Few criminologists, however, have attempted to understand how seriousness of offending increases, remains stable or decreases over the criminal life-course. Using the Offenders Index data for England and Wales, Francis and Liu compared different methods

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

In this edition of Scottish Justice Matters, Professor Susan McVie explores whether current methodological approaches to recording crime reflect the true reality of domestic violence rates in Scotland. Read the article in full. Journal: Scottish Justice Matters Edition:June 2016 Volume: 4 Issue: 2 Pages: 36-37 ISSN: 2052-7950

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