Reflections from staff and students of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research

Events of interest


  • December 1: Victim Support Scotland is providing a day of Victims of Sexual Crime training at its offices at 10 Bothwell Street in Glasgow. Participants will review the types of charges for sexual crime, and follow the journey of the victim from crime reporting, medical and forensic examination, through the stages of the legal process. Participants will consider the key challenges sexual crime victims and witnesses face in the criminal justice system. This course will be repeated on March 9 2018. Click here for more information on Victim Support Scotland training courses.
  • December 5: Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (SASO) Aberdeen branch meeting, 5.45PM – Room N204, Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University. Dan Johnson, Senior Forensic Psychologist, Kibble Education and Care Centre, will speak on ‘Adverse childhood experiences and residential care.’ All welcome. For details, click here.
  • December 5: Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (SASO) Edinburgh branch meeting, 5:30pm at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, featuring guest speaker Brenda Stewart from Scottish Prison Service HMP and YOI Polmont, speaking on ‘Polmont — the impact of falling numbers.’ Free event, all welcome. See here.
  • December 8: JUSTICE Scotland Annual Human Rights Day Lecture in Edinburgh. This year’s lecture is entitled Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights and will draw on David Anderson QC’s experience as the former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Click here to book your free place.
  • December 12: Scottish Association for the Study of Offending (SASO) Dundee branch meeting, Sheriff Alastair Duff, Chief Executive of the Judicial Institute, will speak on the role and function of the Judicial Institute. Event held from 5:30pm (tea and coffee) and starting at 6pm sharp at the City Chambers, Committee room 1, in Dundee. See here for details.
  • December 14: Scottish International Policing Conference 2016 on ‘Policing and professionalisation: opportunities and challenges’ hosted at the John McIntyre Centre, University of Edinburgh by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and with support from Scottish Government Justice. Register here.


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