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UNITY May 1, 2015 - Apr 30, 2018
Unity is a EU Horizon 2020 funded project under the Secure Societies theme of the Fight against Crime and Terrorism on Community Policing in Europe. The vision of Unity is to strengthen the connection between the police and the diverse communities th... Read More about UNITY.

Police Stops COST project

Police Stops COST project Sep 19, 2018 - Sep 18, 2022
Stop and search (S&S) is a worldwide practice carried out by the police which enables police officers to stop a person, prevent him or her from pursuing his or her passage (Bowling & Philips, 2007; Bowling & Weber, 2011) and if necessary, proceed wit... Read More about Police Stops COST project.

How can we direct military veteran�s spouses to the most appropriate welfare organisations for their needs? Jun 25, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018
Undergrad vacation scholarship. Study includes online survey of spouses experiences of seeking help with issues arising from military service of partner, and levels of success and critique. Also a systematic mapping and critique of online welfare pro... Read More about How can we direct military veteran�s spouses to the most appropriate welfare organisations for their needs?.

The Special Constabulary in Scotland: Enhancing understanding of the motivations, roles and expectations of the Special Constable in Scotland Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2019
The number of special constables in Scotland have been dropping in recent years (Police Scotland, 2018), however, little has been done by researchers to explore the reasons behind these rates of attrition and lower levels of recruitment. With special... Read More about The Special Constabulary in Scotland: Enhancing understanding of the motivations, roles and expectations of the Special Constable in Scotland.

Going AFK: interrogating the viability of desistance theorising for narratives of cyber-dependent criminal careers Jan 1, 2021 - Oct 31, 2022
This project brings together two of the Co-Investigators’ fields of criminological research: desistance research and cybercrime. These areas currently exist in relative isolation to each other but offer the potential for important insights from cross... Read More about Going AFK: interrogating the viability of desistance theorising for narratives of cyber-dependent criminal careers.

Cyber Security and the Third Sector in Scotland: a Pilot Project exploring Third Sector awareness and usage of Scottish Government cyber security products and resources Jan 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2020
The project aims to better understand how the Scottish Government?s cyber products, resources and support more generally are received by a small sample of differing Third Sector organisations. In doing so it will explore how and why these products be... Read More about Cyber Security and the Third Sector in Scotland: a Pilot Project exploring Third Sector awareness and usage of Scottish Government cyber security products and resources.

Policing a Crisis: A narrative account of pandemic policing, technological opportunities and ethical challenges Oct 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2025
This PhD Studentship will employ narrative inquiry to map the technological opportunities and ethical challenges faced by Police Scotland when responding to the Pandemic. By inviting frontline officers, managers, and police staff to tell their story... Read More about Policing a Crisis: A narrative account of pandemic policing, technological opportunities and ethical challenges.