This Act of Scottish Parliament introduces a number of measures and changes to tackle antisocial behaviour. It contains a range of provisions in the areas of justice, the environment, housing and child welfare, all of which are linked to tackling antisocial behaviour. The Act is in 13 parts.
This podcast, part of the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar series held in Glasgow on the 4th July 2008, in order to explain the launch of "So You Think You Know Me?" book, by Allan Weaver. The book is an autobiography of an ex-offender and former inmate of Barlinnie Prison, now a social work team-leader in his native Scotland.
This Act of Scottish Parliament covers intermediate diets and how they relate to arrest warrants. An intermediate diet is a hearing set by a court, in summary criminal proceedings, for the purpose of ascertaining, so far as is reasonably practicable, whether the case is likely to proceed to trial on the date assigned as a trial diet. If an accused does not appear as required for an intermediate diet, the court may grant a warrant for his or her arrest.
This podcast is taken from the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series and presents Dennis Bracken, University of Manitoba, talking about criminal justice in Scotland, Canada and Ireland.
This podcast is taken from the Glasgow School of Social Work Research Seminar Series held in Glasgow on the 8th May 2008. Professor Ian O'Donnell, Director of the Institute of Criminology, University College Dublin. talks about new developments in criminal justice, including Ideas and concerns about the criminal justice work.
This resource provides information, statistics and research on drugs misuse in Scotland. Target users are policy makers, professionals, researchers, employers and the wider community. This website supports the implementation of the Scottish Drug Misuse Information Strategy.
In 2004 the NSPCC and Victim Support described the experiences of 50 young witnesses in their report In Their Own Words. The report concluded that, despite a raft of policies and procedures intended to facilitate children's evidence, their experiences revealed an implementation gap between policy and delivery. This is the executive summary of a study that considers whether the implementation gap has narrowed since 2004.
Document from Victim Support in Scotland setting out in detail their strategy for putting the needs of victims and witnesses at the heart of the justice system and the actions and policies they will pursue to achieve this outcome.
Report discussing how penal policy and sentencing can best contribute to reducing the prison population in Scotland while still maintaining public safety and suggesting some principles which would establish a presumption against the use of imprisonment as a means of punishment.
The National Drug Evidence Centre (NDEC, formerly Drug Misuse Research Unit) has long established expertise in drug misuse prevalence work, evaluative and outcomes research, the use of epidemiological indicators, and information in evidence based policy making. Senior staff are involved in national policy initiatives and in provision of advice regarding health care and criminal justice responses. NDEC is one of the leading units in the country engaged in research in the area of drug misuse.