Justice and Safety

  • Can we measure justice?

    17th October 2018 by

    Guest bloggers and researchers Sarah Armstrong, Beth Weaver and Trish McCulloch ask whether we can measure justice and how different people experience justice? How do people experience justice? How do people decide if justice is just? These questions are at the heart of a project launching today, carried out by researchers at Dundee, Glasgow and...

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  • Justice Secretary reflects on stop and search

    12th October 2018 by

    Writing in the Scotsman this week, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf reflected on the use of stop and search and how improved guidance for police has introduced a better balance between individual rights and allowing the police to continue to address crime in all its aspects. One of the key challenges for any government minister is...

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  • The week in review

    6th October 2018 by

    Scottish Crime Campus Gartcosh

    This week’s round-up includes activity to tackle serious organised crime, a Parliamentary debate on the use of remand in Scotland, and an update on local and national preparations ahead of Bonfire Night including information and advice for those attending the November 5th celebrations to stay safe. Honouring fallen police officers Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf travelled...

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  • The week in review

    28th September 2018 by

    This week’s round up includes the launch of a new marketing campaign against hate crime, the latest action to tackle gender-based violence in universities and colleges, new recorded crime stats and more. Standing up to hate crime Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf and Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell met victims of hate crime at the Writer’s Museum...

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  • The week in review

    21st September 2018 by

    This week’s round-up includes the Justice Secretary learning latte art at the new Street & Arrow café, London’s bid to take the lessons learned in Scotland to set up its own violence reduction unit, and a response to Brexit’s impact on law and order. Recipe to reduce violence A new café serving up second chances...

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  • Justice Secretary comments on Police Chiefs’ Brexit update

    18th September 2018 by

    Cabinet Secretary for Justice Humza Yousaf has responded to an announcement by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) of plans to establish a safety net if access to EU security tools is lost. In a statement issued today (Tuesday September 18th, 2018) the NPCC said a new national unit will assist police forces to use...

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  • The week in review

    15th September 2018 by

    Police Scotland Trafficking road-sign image

    This week’s round-up includes the development of a comprehensive support service for families of homicide victims, the fifth annual performance review of the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, and a Parliamentary reception celebrating the contribution of Police Scotland Youth Volunteers to communities the length and breadth of Scotland. MSPs explore Brexit impact on policing and...

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  • The week in review

    8th September 2018 by

    Our weekly round-up is back with the return of the Scottish Parliament following the summer recess. Victims at the heart of justice reforms The highlight of the week has been the launch, by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, of the Programme for Government for the new 2018-19 Parliamentary year. As in previous years there was a...

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  • Safer Communities & Justice Brief : August 2018

    4th September 2018 by

    Scottish Government Justice Analytical Services have recently published the August edition of the Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief. This brief provides, in a single place, a concise but comprehensive overview of all the most important Justice and Safer Communities statistics. The brief includes a special feature on its back page, with this month’s article...

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  • Introducing Justice Digital & Strategy

    9th August 2018 by

    Justice Digital & Strategy is a recently established team within the Justice Directorate of the Scottish Government. Our mission is to drive, support and enable transformation to create a Scottish justice system fit for the 21st century. The impetus to harness digital to deliver better justice services in Scotland dates back much further though. In...

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