Crime

This research aims to explore the illegal drugs supply in Scottish communities by post.

Our Co-Director and Lead of our Safer Communities programme, Professor Susan McVie, has joined the Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Postal deliveries of drugs in Scotland

Our ‘Data Insights’ briefings share snapshots of findings from research being conducted across the centre. This week, Research Fellow, Ben Matthews shares findings from his work on the increase of illegal drugs being delivered by the postal service.

This research will explore how factors like mental health conditions, drug use and alcohol relate to incidents of violence and related demands for public services.

In this strand, we aim to describe and understand the factors that influence community safety and wellbeing. This includes studying problems and inequalities caused by drug use, alcohol consumption, mental health and violence. 

Our research also looks at patterns of demand for public...