Medical Confidentiality in Cases of Domestic Abuse and Serious Sexual Assault in Scotland

By Dominic Reed, PhD student, University of Glasgow Forensic Medical Examiners (FMEs) used to occupy an uncertain role, uncomfortably bridging the disciplines of medicine and law – this was even reflected in their traditional title as police surgeons. As the Scottish Government consultation on provision of forensic services notes however, forensic services have increasingly operated … Continue reading Medical Confidentiality in Cases of Domestic Abuse and Serious Sexual Assault in Scotland

Hate Crime in Scotland

By Rania Hamad, PhD Student in Social Work, University of Edinburgh Scotland is often considered to be one of the world’s most friendly, welcoming countries (as well as being voted as such), and having the best LGBT+ legal equality in Europe. Nonetheless, annual data published by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service demonstrates that hate … Continue reading Hate Crime in Scotland

What do academic strikes look like in Nigeria? My experience as an SCCJR PhD researcher

by David Usman  The recent industrial action by university academic staff in the UK was an interesting experience for me, coming from Nigeria where I hold a lecturer’s post in Sociology. In Nigeria, strike action has been used consistently by academic members of the universities, polytechnics and colleges of education as a means of settling … Continue reading What do academic strikes look like in Nigeria? My experience as an SCCJR PhD researcher

Looking at Leuven through another lens: Why local context is relevant in influencing policing…and beer?

University of Edinburgh student Luis Reyes reflects on his short visit to the Leuven Institute of Criminology (LINC), supported by the SCCJR International Mobility Fund: It was my first day in Leuven on a short, one week visit, and I was still feeling the effects of fatigue from the last-minute logistics planning my trip there. … Continue reading Looking at Leuven through another lens: Why local context is relevant in influencing policing…and beer?