criminal justice

Apex Scotland: publications

Web page of publications produced by Apex Scotland. It includes annual reports and annual lectures.

British Society of Criminology

The British Society of Criminology aims to further the interests and knowledge of both academic and professional people who are engaged in any aspect of work or teaching, research or public education about crime, criminal behaviour and the criminal justice systems in the United Kingdom.

The Society has been in existence for 50 years and has a wide-ranging membership based here and overseas.

The Internet Journal of Criminology

Online journal of primary criminology research papers written by some of the most up and coming criminologists in their fields.

Although these criminology papers are not anonymously peer reviewed, like those in the articles section of the journal, primary research papers are reviewed and edited by the General Editor and members of the Editorial Board to ensure they meet the high standards of the Internet Journal of Criminology.

Scottish Journal of Criminal Justice Studies

Online journal including presentations by Rob Allen, Kathleen Marshall and original articles by Michele Burman on the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, by Jenny Johnstone and Vivian Leacock on Managing equality in the criminal justice process, and by Simon Mackenzie on game theory and the evolution of cooperation in criminal justice policy.

Children, young people and offending: draft action plan 2011-2014

Draft action plan that sets out how the Children, Young People and Offending sub group will contribute towards the implementation of the Northern Ireland Children and Young People’s Plan. This overall plan sets out that all CYPSP planning work will contribute towards a shift to early intervention, and to integration of resources from all possible sources in order to improve outcomes for children and young people.

Understanding the progression of serious cases through the criminal justice system: evidence drawn from a selection of casefiles

This report summarises findings in relation to the criminal justice process from allegation to outcome, including re-grading, decision to charge, circumstance of victims and suspects and false allegations.

European Journal of Probation

Peer review academic journal aiming to promote comparative research on probation and community justice across Europe.

"Why are they going to listen to me?" Young people's perspective on the complaints system in the youth justice system and secure estate

Report that outlines views on the complaints process in the youth justice system, from the perspectives and capturing the experiences of children in that system.

It builds on the previous work of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and User Voice in this field.

The public and the justice system: attitudes, drivers and behaviour - a literature review

Literature review that aims to address a gap in our knowledge base around what the public think and feel about the justice system and why, and what consequences this has for the system itself.

Fair access to justice? Support for vulnerable defendants in the criminal courts

Briefing paper that has been prepared for criminal justice, healthcare and legal professionals and practitioners, members of the judiciary, and local government directors of adult and children’s services and lead members in England and Wales.

It will be of particular use to those working in liaison and diversion services in England and criminal justice liaison services in Wales; magistrates; defence lawyers and court staff.