In this video clip Sarah MacQueen, from the University of Edinburgh, talks about a report she co-authored with Ben Bradford about Diversion from Prosecution.
This report was commissioned by the Scottish Government (the SG) as a result of concerns about the decrease in the numbers of cases being diverted from prosecution. To investigate these issues further Sarah and Ben conducted a small-scale research study on the use of social work related diversion schemes by Procurators Fiscal in three Community Justice Authorties in Scotland.
This report can be accessed at Diversion from Prosecution to Social Work in Scotland.
Recorded April 2011.