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Can we measure justice?

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...Read More »


Justice Secretary reflects on stop and search

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.

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

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The week in review

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This week’s round up includes the launch of a new hate crime marketing campaign, 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...Read More »


This week’s round-up

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

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