Research & Publications

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Topic

Community Justice

Author

Scottish Government

Published Date

July 2017

Source

Scottish Government

The Scottish Government's strategy for justice 2017 - 2020.

Topic

Women's Mentoring

Author

Sacro

Published Date

May 2017

Source

Shine Public Social Partnership

Review of the year's activities and statistics from Shine Women's Mentoring Service.

Topic

Women's Mentoring

Author

Prison Reform Trust

Published Date

March 2017

Source

Prison Reform Trust

PRT briefing on the use of imprisonment for women in Scotland.

Topic

Sex Workers

Author

Justice Analytical Services

Published Date

24/02/2017

Source

Scottish Government

The report sets out findings from research to explore and collate existing evidence and knowledge on the scale and nature of prostitution in Scotland, focussing predominantly on women involved in prostitution. The scope of the project entailed gathering evidence and informed views from a range of professionals with knowledge and expertise in dealing with prostitution.

Topic

Honour Based Violence

Author

Sacro

Published Date

October 2016

Source

Sacro, ELREC, MCFB.

Bright Choices is a partnership between Sacro, the Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council, and the Multi-Cultural Family Base. It is designed specifically to support women, men, children, families & communities who are experiencing difficult relationships stemming from disagreements about what behaviour is acceptable.

Topic

Sacro

Author

Sacro

Published Date

21/10/2016

Source

Sacro

Sacro's review of the year 2015/2016. Download as PDF or view online here

Topic

reducing reoffending

Author

Steve Kirkwood and Tim Richley
Sacro

Published Date

August 2008

Source

Sacro

Topic

Volunteering

Author

Sacro

Published Date

October 2015

Source

Sacro

Sacro’s commitment to volunteering is ongoing and in implementing this strategy, we are seeking to embed the importance of volunteers in every aspect of our operations. View online here.

Topic

Sacro

Author

Sacro

Published Date

October 2015

Source

Sacro

A review of the policies, principles and activities Sacro will implement to achieve its vision over the next five years, and beyond. Download here or view online.

Topic

Sacro

Author

Sacro

Published Date

28/10/2015

Source

Sacro

Sacro's review of the year 2014/2015. Download here or view online.

Topic

Restorative Justice

Author

Mary Munro

Published Date

September 2014

Source

Scottish Restorative Justice Forum

The purpose of this event was to begin to find out who is doing what, where and how across Scotland in relation to restorative justice and practices in criminal justice. It was organised by the newly formed Scottish Restorative Justice Forum as part of its emerging strategy.

Topic

Women's Mentoring

Author

Ipsos Mori

Published Date

19/02/2015

Source

Ipsos MORI

An independent evaluation of the ‘Shine’ women’s mentoring service has shown a considerable proportion of participants making progress towards a long term reduction in reoffending and increased integration into the community. Shine is a public social partnership, delivered by lead organisation Sacro in partnership with seven other voluntary sector organisations and supported by the Scottish Prison Service, Social Work Scotland and Scotland’s eight Community Justice Authorities.

The evaluation was carried out over six months by Ipsos MORI Scotland.

Topic

Sacro

Author

Sacro

Published Date

October 2014

Source

Sacro

Sacro's review of the year 2013-2014.

Topic

Criminal Justice

Author

Dr. Liz Levy
Dr Dharshi Santhakumaran
Dr Richard Whitecross

Published Date

10 October 2014

Source

Scottish Government: Justice Analytical Services

The review examines the research evidence on what works to reduce crime. It focuses on three key strategies:

  1. targeting the underlying causes of crime
  2. deterring potential offenders by ensuring that the cost of offending is greater than the benefits and
  3. increasing the difficulty of offending by reducing opportunities to commit crime.

Topic

Criminal Justice

Author

Sarah Armstrong
Diane Wills

Published Date

26 September 2013

Source

Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research

This report presents an independent evaluation of the Fife Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA or Circles) project run by Sacro. Circles target people convicted of sex offences who are at high risk of reoffending and social isolation. They bring a group of volunteers from the community together with the offender, called the core member, to support and hold him to account.

Topic

Sacro

Author

Sacro

Published Date

October 2013

Source

Sacro

Sacro's Annual Review for 2012-2013. This version contains working links to web content. Click on photos for weblinks and video.

Topic

Community Justice

Author

Scottish Government

Published Date

Monthly

Source

Scottish Government

The Monthly Safer Communities and Justice Brief contains an up to date summary of the most important statistics across the justice portfolio.

Topic

Criminal Justice

Author

Steve Kirkwood

Published Date

2008

Source

CjScotland

Topic

Restorative Justice

Author

Niall Kearney
Steve Kirkwood
Lucinda MacFarlane

Published Date

2009

Source

Sacro