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1 The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey Helen Fogarty Research Officer Justice Analytical Services Scottish Government

2 Overview SCJS – back to basics 2008/9 topics Publications and data access Plans for users 2009/10 Changes

3 Background The Scottish Crime & Justice Survey –Sweep –Sweep Previous surveys: –British Crime Survey (Southern Scotland) 1982 & 1988 –Scottish Crime Survey (all Scotland): 1993; 1997; 2000; 2003 –Scottish Crime & Victimisation Survey (all Scotland): 2004; 2006

4 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey- Design Pre-selected sample, un-clustered in urban areas and clustered in rural areas Stratified to be representative of adults in private households in Scotland and at Police Force Area level Conducted face-to-face, CAPI/CASI Target sample of 16,000 interviews per annum Continuous fieldwork (started April 2008)

5 SCJS 2008/9 Main Survey Topics Main Survey –Perceptions of social issues in Scotland –Perception of crime rate in local area –Fear/ worry about becoming a victim of crime (perception of safety) –Victimisation screeners Victim form –Prevalence and incidence of personal and household victimisation –Experience and perceptions of crime, offender and criminal justice system

6 SCJS 2008/9 Main Survey Topics Community Sentencing –Awareness and perceptions of community sentencing –Perceptions of prison sentencing Scottish Criminal Justice System –Perceived knowledge of CJS –Confidence in CJS –Contact with CJS component organisations

7 SCJS 2008/9 Module Topics Fear of Crime and ASB in the local area –Feelings of safety in the local area –Perceived commonness of some types of crime Workplace abuse –Being a victim of verbal and physical abuse in the workplace Criminal Justice System –Contact with and perceptions of local police force –Contact with and perceptions of Procurator Fiscal Service Insulted, Pestered and Intimidated –Being a victim of (non-criminal) pestering, harassment and intimidation –including perception of religious and/or racist motivation

8 SCJS 2008/9 Module Topics Prevalence of Card and Identity Fraud –Being a victim of credit card fraud and identity theft Civil Justice –Experience of problems with employment; disputes with neighbours etc. –Demand for Civil Justice assistance Safety Cameras –Attitudes towards Road Safety Cameras

9 SCJS 2008/9 Self Completion Topics Prevalence of Illegal drug use –Lifetime, last 12 months and last month –Use and being offered drugs Prevalence of domestic/partner abuse –physical, emotional/psychological, sexual and financial abuse by partners Prevalence of sexual victimisation

10 SCJS Publications The Scottish Crime & Justice Survey Sweep : September 2009 (to be confirmed) Sweep : September 2010 (to be confirmed) –Main report –Drug Prevalence report –Partner Abuse/Sexual Victimisation report Briefing papers –Specific ad hoc papers on issues of policy interest –Conducted in-house or externally e.g. by SCCJR-CJ Quest

11 Publications and Data Access Scottish Crime Survey publications from –Scottish Government website –http://www.scotland.gov.uk/scjshttp://www.scotland.gov.uk/scjs Data –ESDS archive (with Technical Reports) –http://www.data-archive.ac.ukhttp://www.data-archive.ac.uk

12 Scottish Crime & Justice Survey Plans for Users User Manual for SCVS 2006 –SCCJR – CJ Quest Development of the SCJS webpages for users –Web tabulation for SCJS results SCJS Research User Group –Forum for engagement with in public sector organisations & academia to be established

13 SCJS 2009/10 - Changes Why Change? Consulted with policy makers and analysts in public sector in Scotland Questionnaire Development day with academics in the SCCJR and SIPR Outcome based approach to government in Scotland including Single Outcome Agreements with Local Authorities

14 SCJS 2009/10- Changes Main Survey –Community Efficacy- social cohesion and willingness to intervene Modules –Avoiding crime and restrictions on movement –Confidence in the Police and Police visibility –Punitive attitudes –Attitudes to violence Sampling –Annual results at national and police force area levels –LA results (29 of 32) every two years

15 Scottish Crime & Justice Survey Any questions? Helen Fogarty


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