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Restorative Justice: Another Way of Doing Justice in Scotland? (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Buchan, J. (2022, March). Restorative Justice: Another Way of Doing Justice in Scotland?. Presented at Morningside Justice and Peace, Edinburgh [Online]

In this invited talk for Morningside Justice and Peace, I introduce the concept of restorative justice, discuss its history and some critical issues in the field and then report on findings from two pieces of Edinburgh Napier research looking at rest... Read More about Restorative Justice: Another Way of Doing Justice in Scotland?.

‘Virtual policing’, trust and legitimacy (2022)
Book Chapter
Bradford, B., Aston, E., O'Neill, M., & Wells, H. (2022). ‘Virtual policing’, trust and legitimacy. In J. Terpstra, R. Salet, & N. R. Fyfe (Eds.), The Abstract Police: Critical reflections on contemporary change in police organisations (213-238). Eleven International Publishing

Increasing technological mediation of police-public contact is a significant trend in UK policing. Members of the public are increasingly likely to encounter policing in ways that are, one way or another, technologically mediated, and are very often... Read More about ‘Virtual policing’, trust and legitimacy.

Technology and Police Legitimacy (2022)
Book Chapter
Aston, E., Wells, H., Bradford, B., & O’Neill, M. (2022). Technology and Police Legitimacy. In A. Verhage, M. Easton, & S. De Kimpe (Eds.), Policing in Smart Societies (43-68). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83685-6_4

Through a consideration of the use of mobile devices by the police and the public, this chapter explores some of the potential issues raised by the incorporation of technology. What internal challenges should be considered for police organisations? W... Read More about Technology and Police Legitimacy.

Law enforcement and mental health: The missing middle (2022)
Book Chapter
Thomas, S., White, C., Dougall, N., & Heyman, I. (2022). Law enforcement and mental health: The missing middle. In I. Bartkowiak-Théron, J. Clover, D. Martin, R. Southby, & N. Crofts (Eds.), Law enforcement and public health: Partners for Community Safety and Wellbeing (111-123). New York: Springer

Commonly, in the course of their duties, the police will come into contact with people who have a lived experience of mental illness. It is acknowledged that these contacts can and do happen for a wide variety of reasons and in a broad range of circu... Read More about Law enforcement and mental health: The missing middle.

Evidence submission on 'Policing of drugs in Scotland' to Criminal Justice Committee session on the criminal justice aspects of drugs (2021)
Other
Aston, E. (2021). Evidence submission on 'Policing of drugs in Scotland' to Criminal Justice Committee session on the criminal justice aspects of drugs. [https://www.parliament.scot/~/media/committ/1208]

In this brief submission I will focus mainly on evidence pertinent to the policing and drugs in Scotland but I will also endeavour to begin address some of the key topics which I understand may be discussed at the roundtable. Much of the content belo... Read More about Evidence submission on 'Policing of drugs in Scotland' to Criminal Justice Committee session on the criminal justice aspects of drugs.

Information sharing in community policing in Europe: building public confidence (2021)
Journal Article
Aston, L., O'Neill, M., Hail, Y., & Wooff, A. (in press). Information sharing in community policing in Europe: building public confidence. European Journal of Criminology, https://doi.org/10.1177/14773708211037902

The literature on the importance of procedural justice in policing is extensive. Using the context of information sharing in community policing, this paper argues that interactional, procedural and distributive justice are salient in interactions bet... Read More about Information sharing in community policing in Europe: building public confidence.

Policing of Drugs in Scotland: Moving beyond the stalemate to redesigning the chess board (2021)
Book Chapter
Fotopoulou, M., & Aston, E. (in press). Policing of Drugs in Scotland: Moving beyond the stalemate to redesigning the chess board. In M. Bacon, & J. Spicer (Eds.), Ending the Stalemate: Drug law enforcement, policing and harm reduction. Routledge

This chapter aims to illuminate aspects of the risk environment within which drugs are consumed and policed in Scotland. Firstly, we focus on the macro-level policy context and legislation that governs the way policing of drugs is carried out in Scot... Read More about Policing of Drugs in Scotland: Moving beyond the stalemate to redesigning the chess board.

Discursive representations of restorative justice in international policies (2021)
Journal Article
Pali, B., & Maglione, G. (in press). Discursive representations of restorative justice in international policies. European Journal of Criminology, https://doi.org/10.1177/14773708211013025

The European Directive 2012/29/EU, the Council of Europe Recommendation CM/Rec(2018)8), and the recently launched updated United Nations Handbook (2020) testify to the increasing policy recognition of restorative justice at international level. And y... Read More about Discursive representations of restorative justice in international policies.

The reality of 'cyber security awareness': findings and policy implications for Scotland (2021)
Report
Horgan, S. (2021). The reality of 'cyber security awareness': findings and policy implications for Scotland. Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research, and the Scottish Government

This briefing paper represents a summary of doctoral research that explores how different groups make sense of and respond to cybercrime in their everyday lives. The research found that people from different groups, places, and times think about cybe... Read More about The reality of 'cyber security awareness': findings and policy implications for Scotland.

Evaluating and Revising Police Stop and Search Practices in Scotland (2021)
Book Chapter
O'Neill, M., & Aston, E. (2021). Evaluating and Revising Police Stop and Search Practices in Scotland. In J. F. Albrecht, & G. den Heyer (Eds.), Enhancing Police Service Delivery: Global Perspectives and Contemporary Policy Implications (31-51). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-61452-2_3

Compared to other areas in the United Kingdom, stop and search in Scotland was on a disproportionately large scale prior to 2015 and overwhelmingly targeted children and young people. Scottish police officers conducted more non-statutory searches tha... Read More about Evaluating and Revising Police Stop and Search Practices in Scotland.

Investigating New Types of Engagement, Response And Contact Technology in Policing (2021)
Other
Aston, E. (2021). Investigating New Types of Engagement, Response And Contact Technology in Policing. [Blog post]

A major new research project will examine how police-public engagement is being changed by the use of new technologies. Public URL: https://blogs.napier.ac.uk/enuapplyscience/2021/01/29/investigating-new-types-of-engagement-response%e2%80%afand%e2... Read More about Investigating New Types of Engagement, Response And Contact Technology in Policing.

Abuse at the heart of the family: The challenges and complexities of sibling sexual abuse (2021)
Book Chapter
Yates, P., & Allardyce, S. (in press). Abuse at the heart of the family: The challenges and complexities of sibling sexual abuse. In K. Uzieblo, W. Smid, & K. McCartan (Eds.), Sex offender assessment, treatment, and management: Emerging directions and debates. London: Palgrave Macmillan

Sibling sexual abuse is estimated to be the most common form of intra-familial sexual abuse, yet remains an under-researched phenomenon. It raises challenges for practitioners to recognise the abuse and to balance the competing and often conflicting... Read More about Abuse at the heart of the family: The challenges and complexities of sibling sexual abuse.

Co-Production In Crisis? Shared Challenges For Policing And Academia (2020)
Report
Aston, E. (2020). Co-Production In Crisis? Shared Challenges For Policing And Academia. N8 Policing Research Partnership

Published in the N8 PRP Annual Report 2019/20: https://n8prp.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/12455_N8_Policing_Report_2020_WEB-1.pdf

Restorative justice and the State. Untimely objections against the institutionalisation of restorative justice (2020)
Journal Article
Maglione, G. (2020). Restorative justice and the State. Untimely objections against the institutionalisation of restorative justice. British Journal of Community Justice,

The incorporation of restorative justice (RJ) into penal policy is not a neutral process; it actually reshapes both the rationales and the functioning of RJ, possibly erasing its potential to be something 'other' and 'better' than criminal justice. T... Read More about Restorative justice and the State. Untimely objections against the institutionalisation of restorative justice.

Policing research in crisis? The role of research partnerships in reforming policing in Scotland (2020)
Journal Article
Aston, E., O'Neill, M., & Woolnough, P. (2020). Policing research in crisis? The role of research partnerships in reforming policing in Scotland. Translational Criminology, Fall 2020(19), 22-23

Policing research partnerships have a valuable role to play in bringing together academics and practitioners, enhancing engagement and understanding, and reforming policing. Having a formal infrastructure to underpin partnerships means they are well... Read More about Policing research in crisis? The role of research partnerships in reforming policing in Scotland.