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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