‘Channel Shift’: technologically-mediated policing and procedural justice
Wells, H. M., Aston, E. V., Bradford, B., O'Neill, M., Clayton, E., & Andrews, W. (in press)
‘Channel Shift’: technologically-mediated policing and procedural justice. International Journal of Police Science and Management, https://doi.org/10.1177/1461355722113296
In recent years, police forces in the United Kingdom have introduced various technologies that alter the methods by which they interact with the public. In a parallel developm...
Challenges for drug checking services in Scotland: a qualitative exploration of police perceptions
Falzon, D., Aston, E. V., Carver, H., Masterton, W., Wallace, B., Sumnall, H., …Parkes, T. (2022)
Challenges for drug checking services in Scotland: a qualitative exploration of police perceptions. Harm Reduction Journal, 19(1), Article 105. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-022-00686-6
The impact of policing practices on the engagement of people who use drugs (PWUD) with harm reduction services is well evidenced. Although the police have tradition...
‘Virtual policing’, trust and legitimacy
Bradford, B., Aston, E., O'Neill, M., & Wells, H. (2022)
‘Virtual policing’, trust and legitimacy. In J. Terpstra, R. Salet, & N. R. Fyfe (Eds.), The Abstract Police: Critical reflections on contemporary change in police organisations (213-238). Eleven International Publishing
Increasing technological mediation of police-public contact is a significant trend in UK policing. Members of the public are increasingly likely to encounter policing in ways ...
Technology and Police Legitimacy
Aston, E., Wells, H., Bradford, B., & O’Neill, M. (2022)
Technology and Police Legitimacy. In A. Verhage, M. Easton, & S. De Kimpe (Eds.), Policing in Smart Societies (43-68). Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-83685-6_4
Through a consideration of the use of mobile devices by the police and the public, this chapter explores some of the potential issues raised by the incorporation of technology...
Information sharing in community policing in Europe: building public confidence
Aston, L., O'Neill, M., Hail, Y., & Wooff, A. (in press)
Information sharing in community policing in Europe: building public confidence. European Journal of Criminology, https://doi.org/10.1177/14773708211037902
The literature on the importance of procedural justice in policing is extensive. Using the context of information sharing in community policing, this paper argues that interac...
Abuse at the heart of the family: The challenges and complexities of sibling sexual abuse
Yates, P., & Allardyce, S. (in press)
Abuse at the heart of the family: The challenges and complexities of sibling sexual abuse. In K. Uzieblo, W. Smid, & K. McCartan (Eds.), Sex offender assessment, treatment, and management: Emerging directions and debates. London: Palgrave Macmillan
Sibling sexual abuse is estimated to be the most common form of intra-familial sexual abuse, yet remains an under-researched phenomenon. It raises challenges for practitioners...
Restorative justice and the State. Untimely objections against the institutionalisation of restorative justice
Maglione, G. (2020)
Restorative justice and the State. Untimely objections against the institutionalisation of restorative justice. British Journal of Community Justice,
The incorporation of restorative justice (RJ) into penal policy is not a neutral process; it actually reshapes both the rationales and the functioning of RJ, possibly erasing ...
White Paper: Policing the Pandemic
Aston, E., Brandariz, J. A., Czerwinska, D., De Kimpe, S., de Maillard, J., Hoffman, I., …Solhjell, R. (2020)
White Paper: Policing the Pandemic. Police Stops
This paper presents lessons learned from a quick review of the experience of policing the pandemic in European states. Reflecting on this experience, the paper presents lesson...
"It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior
Yates, P. (2019)
"It's Just the Abuse that Needs to Stop": Professional Framing of Sibling Relationships in a Grounded Theory Study of Social Worker Decision Making Following Sibling Sexual Behavior. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 29(2), https://doi.org/10.1080/10538712.2019.1692399
Sibling abuse is a global problem, arguably the most prevalent form of family violence, and as harmful as other familial abuse. There is evidence internationally that sibling ...
Achieving cultural change through organizational justice: the case of Stop and Search in Scotland
Aston, E., Murray, K., & O'Neill, M. (2021)
Achieving cultural change through organizational justice: the case of Stop and Search in Scotland. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 21(1), 40-56. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748895819839751
In recent years, the scale, impact and legality of stop and search in Scotland has been subject to intense critical scrutiny, leading to major legal and policy reform in 2016....