Crime and Victimisation

Exploring the changing nature of crime in Scotland in the context of demographic, political, social and economic changes to inform the development of effective criminal justice interventions. Find out more >

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In this current era of ‘big data’, crime data poses both opportunities and challenges for data scientists and crime analysts.  The wealth of data available at increasingly small spatial scales...

During the course of our research on crime and victimisation, the eight Scottish police forces were merged into one single force in April 2013.  During its early phase, Police Scotland faced...

A core element of AQMeN’s research on crime has involved examining changes in patterns of youth crime and justice over time.  In addition to our...

Research Team

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Director of AQMeN
University of Edinburgh
Prof Susan McVie
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Professor of Social Statistics
Lancaster University
Prof Brian Francis
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Professor of Criminology
Prof Jon Bannister
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Lecturer in Social Policy
University of Edinburgh
Dr Paul Norris
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AQMeN Research Fellow in Criminology
University of Edinburgh
Dr Ellie Bates
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Research Fellow
University of Edinburgh
Dr Rebecca Pillinger
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Lancaster University
Dr Leslie Humphreys
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PhD Student/AQMeN Research Associate
University of Edinburgh
Mr Ben Matthews
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PhD Student
University of Edinburgh
Miss Sara Skott Bengtsson
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Professor of Urban Studies/AQMeN Research Associate
University of Glasgow
Prof Ade Kearns