Police Scotland: Leaving the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index
On 20 February 2023 the Daily Mail reported that Police Scotland had withdrawn from the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI) scheme. The scheme is described by Stonewall as ‘the...
23rd March 2023
‘Hate incidents’ and freedom of expression (updated 10 April 2022)
Note added 10 April 2022 This blog provides a detailed discussion of police recording practices in Scotland in relation to “non-crime hate incidents”. It was originally published on 29...
29th January 2022
Police Scotland policy on recording rape: how did it evolve and where does responsibility lie?
In recent weeks Police Scotland’s policy on recording the identity of those charged with the crime of rape has received considerable media attention. As revealed in a bluntly worded...
8th January 2022
Whose views count? Losing sight of sex in the Police Scotland ‘Your Police’ survey
Whose views count? Losing sight of sex in the Police Scotland ‘Your Police’ survey In a recent press article, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey police Lisa Townsend...
25th August 2021
The Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill: Views from Scottish policing (October 2020)
This briefing looks at some of the issues raised in the submissions from Police Scotland, Association of Scottish Police Superintendents (ASPS) and the Scottish Police Federation, namely those organisations who will be tasked...
30th May 2021
The thin blue line: What inadequate protection for freedom of expression means in practice (March 2021)
This blog summarises why the Hate Crime and Public Order (Scotland) Bill needs to provide clearer protection for freedom of expression than is currently proposed by the Scottish Government....
4th March 2021
MBM statement on recording in the Scottish Criminal Justice System
Recorded crime statistics allows stakeholders, policy-makers and researchers to analyse and monitor offending trends, develop our understanding of offending behaviours, and to target resources and services. To ensure these...
3rd June 2019