criminal justice

The Scottish criminal justice system: the prison service (30 April 2012)

Subject map which is one of six covering various aspects of the Scottish criminal justice system. It provides a brief description of the operation of the prison service in Scotland, including information on the current system of early release for prisoners.

Commission on women offenders

Final report of the Commission on Women Offenders, which was established to examine how female offenders are dealt with in the criminal justice system.

A criminal justice revolution? ‘Tough love,’ problem-solving courts and community justice

Lecture given by Professor Eric Miller, Saint Louis University Law School, USA at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland (March 2012)

Not a marginal issue: mental health and the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland

In March 2010, Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) published a report into the treatment of people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system, starting with the police, moving through the prosecution to the courts and ending up with prisons and probation.

The report – while noting some excellent practice – documented a range of deficiencies with current arrangements and highlighted the enormous challenges the treatment of people with mental health issues presented to the criminal justice agencies.

2010/11 Scottish crime and justice survey: drug use

The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a large-scale continuous survey measuring people's experience and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is based on 13,000 in-home face-to-face interviews with adults (aged 16 or over) living in private households in Scotland.

Shaping the criminal justice system: The role of those supported by criminal justice services (IRISS Insights, No. 13)

One of a series of evidence reports to support social services in Scotland.

This Insight focuses on the issue of involving those who have offended in shaping the criminal justice system, exploring the different models of involvement, the effectiveness of different approaches and the implications for Criminal Justice Social Work services.

The impact of drug treatment on reconviction

Study that compares the differences in the conviction rates of known offenders during the two years before their initial assessment for drug treatment and the two years after.

Attitudes to sentencing sexual offences

Report that outlines findings of research conducted by Natcen Social Research on victim/survivor and public attitudes to sentencing sexual offences.

Qualitative study of offender employment review: final report

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) commissioned the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR) to undertake a qualitative study of offender employment services, with a specific focus on the progress made in the implementation of the recommendations of the joint DWP/Ministry of Justice (MOJ) offender employment review.