Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Data Workshop

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This one-day event on the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey was divided into two sessions. The morning session was a seminar introducing the survey and the afternoon session was a practical data workshop for those who would like to use the data themselves.

Crime surveys in Scotland were introduced in 1981 to provide an alternative measure of victimisation to that provided by police recorded crime data.  The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (and its predecessor the Scottish Crime Survey) is a large-scale national survey of crime victimisation carried out across Scotland.  In recent years, it has become one of the Scottish Government’s flagship social surveys but it has a limited set of regular users.  This event aims to raise awareness and knowledge about the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS).

This half-day seminar on the SCJS included a detailed introduction to the background, design and methodology of the survey, and why it is important in policy terms.

Speakers:

  • Wojciech Hupert, Scottish Government
  • Leon Page, Senior Associate Director, TNS-BMRB
  • Sarah MacQueen, University of Edinburgh
  • Stephanie Fohring, University of Edinburgh
  • Susan McVie, University of Edinburgh

Presentations:

Background to and policy importance of the SCJS
Wojciech Hupert, Scottish Government
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Survey design, development and fieldwork
Leon Page, Senior Associate Director, TNS-BMRB
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Exploring partner and domestic abuse in Scotland
Sarah MacQueen, University of Edinburgh
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Investigating the under-use of victim support services
Stephanie Fohring, University of Edinburgh
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Understanding patterns in violence victimisation using latent class analysis
Susan McVie, University of Edinburgh
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Date: 
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 12:45 to 17:00
Organiser: 
AQMeN
Location: 
Edinburgh
Venue: 
University of Edinburgh, Main Library, 1.12

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