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Are risk factors for drug use and offending similar during the teenage years? (2014)
Journal Article
Aston, E. V. (2015). Are risk factors for drug use and offending similar during the teenage years?. International Journal of Drug Policy, 26(4), 396-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugpo.2014.11.002

Background This paper explores whether at different stages of the developmental cycle of adolescence, drug use and offending are associated with a similar set of risk factors relating to: socio-structural position, informal social control, deviant p... Read More about Are risk factors for drug use and offending similar during the teenage years?.

Long-term recovery from addiction: criminal justice involvement and positive criminology? (2015)
Book Chapter
Best, D., & Aston, E. V. (2015). Long-term recovery from addiction: criminal justice involvement and positive criminology?. In N. Ronel, & D. Segev (Eds.), Positive Criminology: the good can overcome the bad (177-193). Routledge

The positive criminology perspective looks at positive life influences that distance individuals from offending, and enable the growth of personal and social strengths. Within a recovery model for alcohol and drug addiction, as part of a strengths-ba... Read More about Long-term recovery from addiction: criminal justice involvement and positive criminology?.

Assessing the impact of a high-intensity partnership between the police and drug treatment service in addressing the offending of problematic drug users. (2010)
Journal Article
Best, D., Walker, D., Aston, E., Pegram, C., & O'Donnell, G. (2010). Assessing the impact of a high-intensity partnership between the police and drug treatment service in addressing the offending of problematic drug users. Policing and Society, 20(3), 358

While there is a considerable evidence base showing links between drug use and offending and clear evidence of the impact of treatment engagement on drug-related offending, there is a much smaller UK evidence base on ‘what works’ in treatment and cri... Read More about Assessing the impact of a high-intensity partnership between the police and drug treatment service in addressing the offending of problematic drug users..

Information sharing in community policing in Europe: Building public confidence (2021)
Journal Article
Aston, L., O'Neill, M., Hail, Y., & Wooff, A. (2023). Information sharing in community policing in Europe: Building public confidence. European Journal of Criminology, 20(4), 1349-1368. 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.

Restorative Justice, Crime Victims and Penal Welfarism. Mapping and Contextualising Restorative Justice Policy in Scotland (2020)
Journal Article
Maglione, G. (2021). Restorative Justice, Crime Victims and Penal Welfarism. Mapping and Contextualising Restorative Justice Policy in Scotland. Social and Legal Studies, 30(5), 745-767. https://doi.org/10.1177/0964663920965669

While the criminological literature is abundant in studies on the functioning and effectiveness of restorative justice, there is a lack of engagement with policy on this subject, in spite of the increasing incorporation of restorative justice into po... Read More about Restorative Justice, Crime Victims and Penal Welfarism. Mapping and Contextualising Restorative Justice Policy in Scotland.

"It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior (2019)
Journal Article
Yates, P. (2019). "It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 29(2), https://doi.org/

Sibling abuse is a global problem, arguably the most prevalent form of family violence, and as harmful as other familial abuse. There is evidence internationally that sibling abuse often goes unrecognized or is minimized by professionals from educati... Read More about "It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior.

Professionalism and affective learning for new prison officers: learning values, attitudes and behaviours in training at the Scottish Prison Service (2018)
Book Chapter
Morrison, K. (2018). Professionalism and affective learning for new prison officers: learning values, attitudes and behaviours in training at the Scottish Prison Service. In S. Loo (Ed.), Multiple Dimensions of Teaching and Learning for Occupational Pract

This paper argues that, as the Scottish Prison Service moves towards professionalisation, the ‘ethical’ component of an officer’s work increases in importance, and that learning in the ‘affective domain’ (that which addresses values, attitudes, and b... Read More about Professionalism and affective learning for new prison officers: learning values, attitudes and behaviours in training at the Scottish Prison Service.

Putting a face on the dark figure: Describing victims who don’t report crime (2014)
Journal Article
Fohring, S. (2014). Putting a face on the dark figure: Describing victims who don’t report crime. Temida časopis o viktimizaciji, ljudskim pravima i rodu, 17(4), 3-18. https://doi.org/10.2298/tem1404003f

Since the inception of large scale victimisation surveys a considerable amount of research has been conducted investigating the so called ‘dark figure’ of unreported crime. Although this figure has consistently hovered around 60% of all victims, rece... Read More about Putting a face on the dark figure: Describing victims who don’t report crime.

An integrated model of victimization as an explanation of non-involvement with the criminal justice system (2015)
Journal Article
Fohring, S. (2015). An integrated model of victimization as an explanation of non-involvement with the criminal justice system. International Review of Victimology, 21(1), 45-70. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269758014547993

This article presents an integrated theoretical model of victimization supported by both quantitative and qualitative data. By combining and clarifying existing criminological and psychological theory it highlights the influence of victims’ perceptio... Read More about An integrated model of victimization as an explanation of non-involvement with the criminal justice system.

The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for cybercrime policing in Scotland: A rapid review of the evidence and future considerations
Preprint / Working Paper
Collier, B., Horgan, S., Jones, R., & Shepherd, L. (2020). The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for cybercrime policing in Scotland: A rapid review of the evidence and future considerations. Edinburgh

This report is written with a Scottish audience in mind, but our conclusions are potentially relevant to changing police practices around the world. COVID-19 and the government response to it have given rise to a small number of novel ‘targeted’ cybe... Read More about The implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for cybercrime policing in Scotland: A rapid review of the evidence and future considerations.

What’s in a word? Victims on ‘victim’ (2018)
Journal Article
Fohring, S. (2018). What’s in a word? Victims on ‘victim’. International Review of Victimology, 24(2), 151-164. https://doi.org/10.1177/0269758018755154

Identifying as a victim of crime is a complex process involving both social and personal motivations. This paper utilises data gathered from victims of crime to examine how their thoughts, feelings and reactions to the victim label are influenced by... Read More about What’s in a word? Victims on ‘victim’.

Working with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour. (2018)
Book
Allardyce, S., & Yates, P. (2018). Working with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press

‘At a time when a better-informed picture about the realities of child sexual abuse is urgently needed, this book provides a vital part of this complex jigsaw’ from the Foreword by Professor Simon Hackett. Approximately one third of child sexual a... Read More about Working with children and young people who have displayed harmful sexual behaviour..

Local Policing in Scotland: three pre-reform case-studies. Scottish Institute for Policing Research Summary No 18 (2014)
Report
Aston, E., & Scott, K. (2014). Local Policing in Scotland: three pre-reform case-studies. Scottish Institute for Policing Research Summary No 18. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research

The research was based on a series of case studies, one in each of three legacy forces, Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary, Grampian Police, and Strathclyde Police force areas. This Research Summary presents some of the main f... Read More about Local Policing in Scotland: three pre-reform case-studies. Scottish Institute for Policing Research Summary No 18.

Changing Stop and Search in Scotland (2018)
Journal Article
O'Neill, M., & Aston, E. (2018). Changing Stop and Search in Scotland. European Journal of Policing Studies, 5(4), 129-154

Compared to other areas in the UK, stop and search in Scotland was on a disproportionately large scale prior to 2015 and targeted children and young people. Scottish police officers conducted more non-statutory searches than statutory, putting into q... Read More about Changing Stop and Search in Scotland.

Law enforcement and public health: setting the research agenda for Scotland . (2018)
Report
Murray, J., Heyman, I., Wooff, A., Dougall, N., Aston, L., & Enang, I. (2018). Law enforcement and public health: setting the research agenda for Scotland . Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research

Police Scotland’s contact with people with vulnerability and health problems has been increasing year-on-year, with significant costs and unknown outcomes associated. This is unsustainable, and pathways involving increased partnership between the pol... Read More about Law enforcement and public health: setting the research agenda for Scotland ..