The Reassuring the Public programme began in 2011 as part of the Strategy for Justice in Scotland. Although work on public reassurance about crime and confidence-building was already taking place in Scotland, the Reassuring the Public programme was set up to bring a more co-ordinated approach.
Delegates heard about the key findings from the literature and evidence reviews as well as presentations from the commissioned projects; highlighting the methods and approaches used and the key learning points.
The afternoon sessions provided an opportunity for delegates to hear direct from some of the projects involved in this programme.
Using a community-led action research approach to test whether increasing community cohesion would reduce community disorder/fear of crime.
Undertook two projects looking at applying the principles of procedural justice in police interactions: one looking at applying procedural justice principles to routine encounters with the public and the other applying the principles to police training.
District 4 – Youth Investigation Team
Supporting teams of young people to investigate issues relating to fear of crime in their local community and explore ideas for how these could be addressed.
Public Confidence and Fear of Crime - Neil Davidson, Scottish Government
- Research Learning 2013/14 – Thea McGovern, Leith Agency
- Community-led Action Research – Kate McHendry and Robert Cuthbert, Scottish Community Development Centre
- Scottish Policing and Procedural Justice: Two Experiments – Sarah MacQueen, Scottish Institute for Policing Research
- Procedural Justice and Police Training – Dr Annette Robertson and Professor Lesley McMillan, Glasgow Caledonian University