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Aug 31, 2017

Restorative Justice is a process of dialogue between two parties; in the context of criminal justice social work this will be a victim (or person harmed) and an offender (one who has caused harm).

Statutory criminal justice social work in Edinburgh is a service aimed at reducing reoffending and protecting the public...


May 22, 2017

The first of two episodes to celebrate the Festival of Residential Child Care 2017.

In this episode Debbie Nolan and Kristina Moodie (Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice) introduce the rationale behind, and findings of their 2016 research 'Between a rock and a hard place': responses to offending in residential...


May 22, 2017

The second of two episodes to celebrate the Festival of Residential Child Care 2017.

Debbie Nolan, Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) introduces Alison Gough, secure care national adviser, also of CYCJ. She asks her about the key messages emerging from the Secure Care National Project, which were published in...


May 8, 2017

Reports of hate crime in Scotland have increased and research indicates that the trauma experienced by victims of hate crime can be more enduring and harmful than non-hate related offending and that it has detrimental effects on communities as well as individuals. There is a clear role for criminal justice social...


Oct 7, 2015

Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place 10-17 October 2015. In this episode Michael McEwan of Able Radio finds out why we need an awareness week and what is happening in Glasgow from Brian Scott (Development Manager - Glasgow Disability Alliance), Pauline Kelly (Hate Crime Policy Officer - Community Safety Glasgow) and...