Month: June 2015

Policing, postcodes and poverty: stop and search and class

Kath Murray is an SCCJR research associate at the University of Edinburgh. For over three decades, public and political debate on the use of stop and search ‘has been inescapably linked to “race”’. In Scotland however, a different narrative has emerged in the

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Turning off the tap: policy and practice for women in criminal justice in Scotland

Alec Spencer is convenor of the Scottish Consortium on Crime and Criminal Justice and Anne Pinkman is convenor of the Scottish Working Group on Women Offenders. This is the text of a joint document submitted to Michael Matheson, Justice Secretary

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Devolving the British Transport Police: unanswered questions

Genevieve Lennon is Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Strathclyde. For her latest book ‘Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism’ go to The Justice Secretary, Michael Matheson, announced in March that the functions of the British Transport Police (BTP)

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