Measuring Justice: Defining Concepts, Developing Practice

Trish McCulloch, Sarah Armstrong (Lead / Corresponding author), Beth Weaver, Dominic Reed

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    Abstract

    The Measuring Justice: Defining Concepts, Delivering Practice report documents how experiences of justice are measured in Scotland with researchers focusing on procedural justice and person-centred support as important frames for designing justice practices in Scotland.

    Their assessment of 50 studies measuring justice through the experiences of victims, witnesses, accused and convicted people, professionals and the public found more than a dozen concepts of justice being used.

    The report contains chapters on conceptualising, experiencing and measuring justice, offering practical advice and assessment. The work was funded by the Scottish Government through the Justice Analytical Services ‘experiences of justice’ grant call.

    Overall, the researchers found that a holistic sense of justice flows from the presence of these factors: accurate and timely information; caring interpersonal dynamics; having a voice/feeling heard; opportunities of participation; professionalism; inclusivity and equality; respect for rights; outcomes; and supporting a wider (societal) justice.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationGlasgow
    PublisherScottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research
    Commissioning bodyScottish Government
    Number of pages89
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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