Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland is an edited collection of chapters from leading experts that builds and expands upon the success of the 2010 publication Criminal Justice in Scotland to offer a comprehensive and critical overview of Scottish criminal justice and its relation to wider social inequalities and social justice.
This new volume considers criminal justice in the context of the Scottish politics and the recent referendum on independence and it includes a discussion of the complex relationships between criminal justice and devolution, nationalism and nation building. There are new chapters on research and policy, sectarianism, gangs, victims and justice, organised crime and crimes of the powerful in Scotland, as well as chapters reflecting on the use of electronic monitoring, desistance and practice, and major changes in the structure of Scottish policing.
Comprehensive and topical, this book is essential reading for academics and students in the fields of criminal justice, criminology, law, social science and social policy. It will also be of interest to practitioners, researchers, policymakers, civil servants and politicians.
‘The different parts of the United Kingdom have increasingly divergent criminal justice systems. Consequently, this first full-scale treatment of crime and justice in contemporary Scotland comes at a hugely important time. This volume is ambitious in intent, broad in scope, and critical in approach. It should be welcomed with open arms and will undoubtedly be required reading for anyone interested not just in Scotland, but in the complex territory of crime and justice in Europe.’ - Tim Newburn, Professor of Criminology and Social Policy, London School of Economics, UK
‘This edited collection is both an accessible and comprehensive overview of current debates and issues in crime and justice in Scottish society, as well as an intellectually challenging polemic on the present and future prospects for social justice in this society. It will be a "must go-to" book for students in criminology and the social sciences more generally.’ - Gordon Hughes, Chair in Criminology, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, UK
‘Crime, Justice and Society in Scotland provides the reader with an illuminating and timely contribution to our understanding of criminal justice politics and policymaking in contemporary Scottish society. This perceptive collection of essays not only challenges notions about the "distinctiveness" of Scottish criminal justice in the post-devolution era, but also reflects significantly on wider structural issues concerning social inequality, power and social justice.’ - Jacqueline Tombs, Professor of Criminology and Social Justice and Director of the Institute for Society and Social Justice Research, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
Part 1: Thinking about and researching crime and criminal justice in Scotland: introduction and social context 1. Introduction, Hazel Croall, Gerry Mooney and Mary Munro 2. Scotland’s political and policy landscape: devolution, social and criminal justice, Gill Scott and Gerry Mooney 3. Research, knowledge and criminal justice policy: the Scottish experience, Katrina Morrison and Richard Sparks 4. Crime and Inequalities in Scotland, Hazel Croall and Gerry Mooney Part 2: Issues in Crime and Justice 5. Youth Gangs in Scotland, Ross Deuchar 6. Interpersonal violence in Scotland: an agenda for prevention, Damien J. Williams and John Carnochan 7. Sectarianism, Criminalisation and the civilising process in Scotland, Alex Law 8. Organised Crime in Scotland and the Criminal Justice Response, Ben Cavanagh, Niall Hamilton-Smith and Simon Mackenzie 9. Crimes of the Powerful in Scotland, Hazel Croall Part 3: Aspects of Criminal Justice process and practice 10. Victims’ policy in Scotland, Mary Munro 11. Policing Scotland post reform: towards a shifting ‘culture of control’ and a new politics of policing?, Nicholas R. Fyfe 12. The Strategic Failure of Electronic Monitoring (EM) in Scotland, Mike Nellis 13. Desistance and Criminal Justice in Scotland, Fergus McNeill Part 4: Looking ahead 14. Crime, justice and society in Scotland: reflections and future prospects, Mary Munro, Gerry Mooney and Hazel Croall.