SW!TCH Lives Feasibility Study
Developed by LifeLine, the SW!TCH Lives programme is a secondary school intervention for pupils aged between 11 and 14 who are at risk of being drawn into crime and violence.
Fly-tipping: Drivers, deterrents and impacts
Fly-tipping is a significant problem in England - it can have negative impacts on the environment and human/animal health, and has a significant financial impact: an estimated cost of £392 million in 2018/19. Despite considerable efforts, it also appears to be an entrenched problem, with English local authorities dealing with over 1 million fly-tipping incidents on public land alone in 2020/21.
Exploring the feasibility of a survey on child abuse
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) commissioned NatCen to undertake a second qualitative feasibility study to understand whether and how a survey on child abuse could be run in future.
Alternatives to detention
We were commissioned by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to evaluate Action Access.
Diversion from serious violence: Evaluations of Operation Divan and Operation Met Divan
We were commissioned by the College of Policing to evaluate Operation Divan (Op Divan) and Operation Met Divan (Op Met Divan), two early intervention programmes aiming to educate and support young people under the age of 18, suspected of carrying knives or other weapons.
Public perceptions of sentencing of sexual offences in Scotland
In 2019, the Scottish Sentencing Council commissioned ScotCen Social Research to undertake qualitative research to explore public perceptions of the sentencing of sexual offences in Scotland, including the perceptions of survivors of sexual offences.
Diversion from serious violence: Evaluations of DIVERT and CIRV
We were commissioned by the College of Policing to evaluate DIVERT and the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV), two interventions aiming to divert young people and young adults away from serious violence.
Evaluation of the Refugee and Migrant Advice Service
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has commissioned us to evaluate the Refugee and Migrant Advice Service (RMAS). RMAS is the second alternative to detention being piloted in the UK under the Home Office’s Community Engagement Pilot (CEP) series.
Scottish Victimisation Telephone Survey
The aim of the SVTS 2020 was to collect data on the Scottish population’s experiences and perceptions of crime, safety, and policing, including any changes in crime or perceptions between the pre-COVID-19 lockdown period (23rd March 2020) and the period following this up to the end of September 2020.
Public perceptions of sentencing
A report series exploring public perceptions of sentencing practices for criminal offences in Scotland.