Justice in Scotland: vision and priorities

Document setting out Scottish Government's plan for a just, safe and resilient Scotland, with established priorities for 2017 to 2020.

Key Evidence Sources

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Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (2017). The Whole System Approach: responding to complexity and lessons learned.

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Couper S and Fraser A (2014) Is the Scottish Prison Service looking after its older and frail prisoners? Scottish Justice Matters.

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Graham L, Fischbacher CM, Stockton D, Fraser A, Fleming M, Greig K (2015) Understanding extreme mortality among prisoners: a national cohort study in Scotland using data linkage. European Journal of Public Health, Vol. 25, No. 5, 879-885

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Guardian Research (2016)

McKinnon B (2014). Police in Scotland and Mental health: Time for Change? Scottish Justice Matters

McVie S, Norris P and Pillinger R (2015) Has Scotland's falling crime rate benefited everyone equally? Scottish Justice Matters 3(2): 33-34.

Murray J, Farrington DP, Sekol I , Olsen RF (2009) Effects of parental imprisonment on child antisocial behaviour and mental health: a systematic review

Information Statistics Division (2017) Unintentional Injuries - hospital admissions data

Ministry of Justice (2015) The impact of short custodial sentences, Community Orders and Suspended Sentence Orders on reoffending

National Records for Scotland. Drug-related deaths in Scotland 2015

Public Health Wales NHS Trust (2015) Adverse Childhood Experiences and their impact on health-harming behaviours in the Welsh adult population. Adverse Childhood Experiences ( ACE) Study.

Ready Scotland

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (2016). Backgrounds and outcomes for children aged 8 to 11 years old who have been referred to the Children's Reporter for offending.

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2014/15: Drug Use

Scottish Crime and Justice Survey 2014/15: Partner Abuse Report

Scotland's Economic Strategy

Scottish Household Survey

Scottish Government (2013) Creating Places: A policy statement on architecture and place for Scotland


Scottish Government (2015) What works to reduce reoffending: a summary of the evidence

Scottish Government (2015) Evaluation of Sixteen Women's Community Justice Services in Scotland

Scottish Government (2016) Recorded Crime in Scotland

Scottish Government (2016) Homicide in Scotland

Scottish Government (2016) Caledonian System Evaluation: Analysis of a programme for tackling domestic abuse in Scotland

Scottish Government (2016) Evaluation of the | Reducing Reoffending Change Fund

Scottish Government (2016) Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform in Scotland

Scottish Government (2016) Poverty and Income Inequality in Scotland: 2014/15

Scottish Government (2016) Costs of the Criminal Justice System in Scotland

Scottish Government (2017) Criminal Proceedings in Scotland

Scottish Government (2017) Civil justice statistics in Scotland 2015-2016


Scottish Government (2017) Reconviction of Offenders

Scottish Government. Equally Well Strategy

Scottish Government. Criminal Justice Board Management Information System

Scottish Institute for Policing Research (2017). Policing 2026 Evidence Reviews

Scottish Prison Service Prisoner Survey 2015

Scottish Prison Service. Prisoners Survey 2015 - Young People in Custody

Scottish Prison Service (2014) Unlocking Potential, Transforming Lives

SCOTPHO Drug Misuse and treatment in Scottish prisons.

Weaver B and Nolan D (2015) Families of Prisoners: A Review of the Evidence


Email: Justice Analysts,

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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