Question of the Month July 2021

June Question of the Month Results Our Question of the Month for June was based around the theme of Home Safety. Each year thousands of people are injured in avoidable accidents at home in Scotland.  We wanted to know: ‘Have you ever had an accident in the home that resulted in an injury requiring treatment?’...

Decrease in road casualties amidst drop in motor traffic

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland. Transport Scotland Statisticians today released provisional figures for road casualties showing a significant drop in 2020. The figures show the total number of casualties fell by 35% between 2019 and 2020 (from 7,718 to 4,992), the lowest number since annual records began in 1950.  One hundred and forty two...

Question of the Month June 2021

Our Question of the Month for May came from I Am Me Scotland. Last month we covered the ‘Keep Safe’ Initiative of I Am Me. You can find out more about the Keep Safe Initiative either by reading our last newsletter, or on their website here. They simply wanted to know: ‘Have you heard of...

Question of the Month May 2021

Question of the Month Results for April Our last newsletter was themed on the Year of Childhood 2021. In that newsletter, we covered the Scottish Youth Parliament Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Elections. Our Question of the Month was adapted from one of the policy recommendations from that manifesto. We asked: ‘Young offenders under the...

National Missing Persons Implementation Project

Since August 2019, Missing People have been working to deliver a free programme of consultancy, training and best practice sharing in selected local areas in Scotland to build on the excellent work already being delivered to support missing persons and their families, in line with The National Missing Persons Framework. In 2019 – 2020, the...

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...