An introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey

Details: 

Course Leaders:
Professor Susan McVie - AQMeN, University of Edinburgh
Dr Paul Norris - AQMeN, University of Edinburgh
Dr Rebecca Pillinger - AQMeN, University of Edinburh
Neil Grant - Justice Division, Scottish Government
Trish Brady-Campbell - Justice Division, Scottish Government

Location

Knowledge Exchange (KE) Event: Showcasing the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey
Seminar Room 6, Chrystal MacMillan Building, University of Edinburgh, George Square, Edinburgh

Training Event: An introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey
Room 1.08, Main Library, University of Edinburgh, George Square, Edinburgh

Aims of the event:

The aims of this event are to:

  • Provide an introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS);
  • Highlight the opportunities the SCJS offers for conducting research on crime and justice related topics;
  • Train researchers in how to navigate and use the various SCJS datasets and its weights. 

Who should attend:

Anyone wishing to know more about the purpose, design and content of the survey should attend the KE event in the morning. This will highlight why Scottish Government commission the survey, explain some of the technical aspects of its design and include a number of presentations showcasing analysis of the SCJS data on a range of topics.

Researchers who wish to engage with the SCJS data and use it for research purposes should attend both the KE event and the training session in the afternoon. This will provide a practical introduction to the datasets and a hands on approach to exploring some of the key topics in the survey, using both individual surveys and data from repeated surveys.

Notes for delegates:

Delegate are invited to attend either the KE event only or the KE and training events. All delegates wishing to attend the training component of the event must also attend the KE event as it will provide an essential introduction to the survey and the topics that are available for research.

Those wishing to attend the training event will be asked to complete an application form in advance giving details of why they wish to attend and how they plan to use the training they are provided with. It is hoped that this training event will give delegates key skills in developing research using the SCJS datasets. Anyone wishing to develop a project or write research paper resulting in a publication using analysis of the data will be offered the opportunity to receive further bespoke mentoring and training from AQMeN.

Lunch will be provided for those attending the training event. The course leaders will ensure that all those involved in the training are guided to the lunch venue. Please note that lunch will be served at 12.40pm sharp and that food and drink should not be taken to the computer lab.

This event will be free of charge to those attending. Doctoral students are also entitled to have their travel expenses reimbursed as detailed below.

Travel and accommodation bursaries:

Doctoral students registered on a social science degree programme at a Scottish university or at an ESRC-funded DTC may be eligible to claim travel and/or accommodation costs to attend.

In order to be eligible for a bursary you must reside outside Edinburgh and attend a university outside Edinburgh. Reimbursement can only take place if you follow the reimbursement process detailed below and bursaries for eligible students will be capped at the following rates:

Travel time (by rail) to Edinburgh Maximum Travel Contribution
Accommodation Contribution
Up to 1 hour (travelling each day)    1 return trip @£25/trip = £25 NIL
Up to 1 hour(with accomodation) 1 return trip @£25/trip = £25 Up to 1 nights accomodation at maximum £60 per night
Up to 2 hours 1 return trip @£50/trip = £50 Up to 1 nights accomodation at maximum £60 per night
Over 2 hours 1 return trip @£100/trip = £100    Up to 1 nights accomodation at maximum £60 per night

Reimbursement process:

Students are responsible for arranging travel and/or accommodation (if applicable) themselves and will only be reimbursed upon presentation of original receipts (no photocopies or credit card receipts will be accepted) and completion of the relevant expense claim form which will be provided post-event.

AQMeN will not reimburse the following costs (unless agreed prior to the event):

  • Mileage
  • First class travel
  • Meals or room service
  • Inter-city travel (e.g. buses to and from event venue)
  • Taxi fares
  • Credit card fees
  • Sundries (e.g.wireless internet access or newspapers at accommodation)

All expense claims and receipts must be received by the AQMeN office no later than 2 weeks following the last day of the event in order to be eligible for reimbursement.

Application process:

To register to attend the morning KE event click here.

To register to attend the afternoon training event click here.

View the draft programme. Please note this is subject to change and a final copy will be sent out to delegates ahead of the event.

Further information:

For further information contact events@aqmen.ac.uk

This event is delivered in collaboration with The Scottish Goverment

  

Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 09:00 to 16:00
Organiser: 
AQMeN and The Scottish Government
Location: 
The University of Edinburgh
Venue: 
Seminar Room 6, Chrystal MacMillan Building, University of Edinburgh, George Square, Edinburgh

Research Strand: