Crime & justice


Thursday 11 February 16:00 – 17:15 Boyd Orr Building, Room 407, University of Glasgow Please register via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-fast-flowing-stream-welfare-reform-decision-making-and-appeals-tickets-21113408774   At this Policy Scotland Welfare Reform Network event, Jessica Burns will provide insight into her work as Regional Tribunal Judge in Social Security and Child Support. She will speak about […]

A Fast Flowing Stream: Welfare Reform, Decision Making and Appeals


It’s that time of the week again! Today’s video was recorded in the University of Glasgow’s historic Professor’s Square at the Law School, where Law PhD candidate, Halle Turner, discusses her research on ‘party litigants’ – i.e. people who are unrepresented in court. You can access the video below or […]

Thursday Video: Halle Turner on Unrepresented Litigants


Today’s Policy Scotland Thursday Video introduces some new research from Masters’ student Monika Buganska on the potential mental and physical health benefits of utilizing outdoor environments, with an emphasis on Scottish prisons.

Thursday Video: Monika Buganska on outdoor environments in prisons



STILL SPACES AVAILABLE! REGISTER HERE –   Date: Thursday 11th June 2015 Time: 18:00-19:30 Venue: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow Policy Scotland would like to invite you to our second Annual Lecture with guest speaker, Professor Frank Baumgartner. Frank holds the Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professorship of Political […]

Policy Scotland Annual Lecture “Traffic Stops in Black & White” ...



The Glasgow Human Rights Network presents: Human Rights in Uncertain Times: Global Lessons for and from Scotland 29th and 30th May 2014 University of Glasgow Call for Papers The Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN) are hosting a 2-day conference in May 2014  and invite contributions from researchers and practitioners working on the status and […]

Call for Papers: Human rights in uncertain times: global essons ...



This programme of screenings and talks presents a close glimpse into the state of LGBT cinema and culture in Russia and Lithuania today – cinemas and cultures which aren’t supposed to exist.  Our aim is to present them through the exact opposite of the ‘propaganda’ which everyone talks so much […]

Event series: LGBT lives in Russia and Lithuania, 11-23 February ...


Dr Matthew Waites, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Glasgow, talks about his new book, ‘Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change’ Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites, eds. (2013). The book is has been published on a not-for-profit basis by […]

Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity in the Commonwealth


By Linda Ekblom Jacobsson – “We are concerned, but we are not afraid, and that’s why we are here today”, Nazek Ramadan, founder of Migrant Voice said and kicked off the Migrant Voice third annual conference ‘The immigration debate: the facts, the rhetoric and the voices; initiating an inclusive debate and […]

I’m a migrant, get over it



By Professor Fergus McNeill –  Last night I had the pleasure of participating in what may well be the strangest public engagement of my life at the Salon Project at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. The Salon Project is a sort of ‘immersive theatre’ in which the whole audience goes […]

Punishment, rehabilitation and progress


By Professor Ade Kearns,  GoWell Principal Investigator – This briefing paper looks at findings from research which set out to question whether there are any other neighbourhood characteristics, besides the well-documented factor of deprivation, that have an independent influence on the rate of crime. The research was done as part of […]

Neighbourhood crime rates and alcohol in Glasgow