Question of the Month April 2021

Our Question of the Month for March came from Dr Shane Horgan and was based around our Cyber Resilience/Crime themed newsletter. You can watch our interview with Shane here. We asked: ‘If you suspected you were a victim of cyber crime, who would you ask for help?’ 21.5% said ‘The bank’ 0% said ‘Social Media...

SCSN Blog: Scottish Youth Parliament Manifesto

With the upcoming Scottish Elections, and our newsletter focus on the Year of Childhood, it is a good time to revisit the comprehensive From Scotland’s Young People: Scottish Youth Parliament Manifesto 2021-26 that was published late last year. The issues inside the manifesto come directly from the concerns raised by 12-25 year olds across the...

Social Justice Fellows put research to work

The inaugural Scottish Justice Fellowship winners have now published their briefing papers as part of an innovative project which sees academic research inform policy making and practice. Five PhD students based at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) were awarded funding by the Scottish Government to turn their theses into concise and...

Consultation on Dangerous Dogs

We recently submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s Dangerous Dogs Consultation. We support placing an absolute responsibility on dog owners as to the behaviour of their dogs. We support this in favour of the current legislation in Scotland, which only places responsibility on the owner if there has been ‘reasonable apprehension’ of an attack....

Fearless.org & SCSN encourage a national youth conversation on anti-social behaviour

Fearless.org and SCSN encourage a national youth conversation on anti-social behaviour Fearless.org – the youth service of independent charity Crimestoppers – and the Scottish Community Safety Network (SCSN) are this week working in partnership to encourage young people to learn more about anti-social behaviour and how best to make their communities safer. Based on the...

#SheWasJustWalkingHome

by Dawn Exley, SCSN National Development Officer We’ve all been affected by the news of Sarah Everard and her shocking murder.  While Sarah is certainly not the first women, nor will she sadly be the last, whose life was taken from her under horrendous circumstances, her death has symbolised a tipping point.  Women in the...

SCSN statement on Police drones & body worn cameras report

SCSN statement on Police drones & body worn cameras report The Scottish Community Safety Network welcomes the Justice Sub-committee on Policing’s – 1st report on Police Scotland’s use of remote piloted aircraft systems and body worn video cameras ): and supports the recommendations made. In particular we welcome the call for enhanced scrutiny and transparency and...