Research by Criminology academics Dr Hannah Graham and Prof. Gill McIvor has featured in a new expert Working Group report

7 October 2016

Research by Criminology academics Dr Hannah Graham and Prof. Gill McIvor has featured in a new expert Working Group report to Scottish Ministers and has informed a Scottish Government policy announcement this week. In 2015-2016, Hannah and Gill undertook an SCCJR Scottish and international evidence review on electronic monitoring tagging for the Scottish Government and, separately, they co-led the Scottish part of a larger EU-funded comparative study. Accompanying Justice Secretary Michael Matheson’s announcement on Tuesday, including plans to introduce new legislation and change existing laws to expand tagging and reduce the use of prison and remand, Hannah was interviewed live on BBC Radio Good Morning Scotland, and her comments in the Scottish Government press announcement and other media interviews were reported by every Scottish newspaper, as well the Guardianand Telegraph, BBC News, STV, and various others. 

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