This project is funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network Award for the Arts and Humanities. Its aim is to provide a forum for historians and other researchers to engage with police and criminal justice practitioners in Scotland, with a view to sharing and enhancing mutual knowledge and research agendas. By considering criminal justice issues in historical perspective, the project seeks to develop research on the history of policing and criminal justice in Scotland in ways that will (a) place the Scottish experience in a comparative transnational context and (b) inform debates about current policy. Therefore, while the project’s research agenda focuses on the history of criminal justice in Scotland, its intellectual and practical aims are much broader.
The activity of the network will include:
— a series of interdisciplinary workshops and conferences
— an exhibition about the history of policing in Scotland
— the creation of an online database of resources for the history of Scottish policing
The project is organised by Dr Murray Frame (School of Humanities, University of Dundee), Professor Nicholas Fyfe (Director of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research) and Dr Anja Johansen (School of Humanities, University of Dundee), with the research assistance of Samantha Bannerman. For further information or to be added to the project email list, please contact us using the comments section below.
The network is a collaborative initiative between the School of Humanities, University of Dundee, and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research. Our other main collaborators are the Scottish Police College and the McManus Galleries.