Crime and Justice Research

These resources were selected by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research and are now maintained by IRISS.

Vulnerable girls and young women - fact sheet 8

Fact sheet on what works for vulnerable girls and young women in Scotland. 

Restorative practices and offending behaviour - Fact sheet 7

Fact sheet that makes the case for a practice that can benefit the person harmed by an offence, the person responsible and those residing in affected communities.

Residential care - fact sheet 6

Guidance for professionals in residential care to build and maintain the relationships with young people and their families which can meet their needs for safety and security and contribute to achieving desired outcomes.

Young people with learning and communication difficulties and youth justice - Fact sheet 5

Factsheet that discussses the issue that adults and young people with learning and communication difficulties are over represented in prisons and the secure estate.

Attending a children's hearing - Fact sheet 4

Guidance on attending a children's hearing regarding young people at risk of secure accommodation.

Redesigning the community justice system: a consultation on proposals

Consultation that follows on from a series of reports which highlighted serious shortcomings in the existing system for delivering offender services in the community. It focuses on services for people aged 16 and over who are dealt with under the Criminal Proceedings (Scotland) Act 1995.

Criminal justice social work statistics 2011-12

Statistical bulletin that presents national level information on activity relating to community penalties in Scotland, including criminal justice social work reports and “social work orders” - made up of Community Payback Orders (CPOs), the predecessors to CPOs (Community Service Orders, Probation Orders and Supervised Attendance Orders) and Drug Treatment & Testing Orders.