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|Title:||Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2014-2015|
|Series:||Scottish Crime and Justice Survey [Scottish Crime and Justice Surveys, 1993-]|
TNS BMRB Scotland
TNS BMRB Scotland
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Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey (SCJS) is a social survey which asks people about their experiences and perceptions of crime in Scotland. The survey is an important resource for both the government and public of Scotland. Respondents are selected at random from the Postal Address File and participation in the survey is entirely voluntary. The main aims of the SCJS are to:
Background and history of the SCJS
Previous surveys of victimisation in Scotland began with the Scottish components of the 1982 and 1988 sweeps of the British Crime Survey (BCS) (held at the Archive under SNs 4368 and 4599) The Scottish element of the 1988 BCS was also known as the Scottish Areas Crime Survey and coverage was limited in those early surveys to the areas south of the Caledonian Canal. From 2012, the BCS has been renamed the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) (held under GN 33174).
The first independent Scotland-only crime survey was commissioned by the Scottish Office in 1993 under the title of the Scottish Crime Survey (SCS) and was followed by repeated sweeps in 1996 (both years held together under SN 3813), and again in 2000 (SN 4542) and 2003 (SN 5756). In 2004 the survey underwent both a name change, to the Scottish Crime and Victimisation Survey (SCVS) (SN 5757), and a major methodological change, with a move away from in-home face-to-face interviewing to telephone interviewing. However, the 2006 SCVS (SN 5784) returned to face-to-face interviewing after it was shown that the robustness of the data produced by the 2004 telephone survey could not be substantiated. From 2008-2009, the series name was changed to the present title, the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, and it moved to a repeated annual cross-sectional schedule based on financial year. From 2012-13 the SCJS moved from annual to biennial survey covering the financial year. Otherwise, the design of the SCJS 2012-13 remained largely the same as the 2010-11 survey. See documentation for further details.
Special Licence data
From 2012-13 only the Main Questionnaire data are available under standard End User Licence (EUL) agreement. The Victim Form and Self-Completion data are available under Special Licence (SL). The SL data have more restrictive access conditions than those made available under the standard EUL. Prospective users of the SL version will need to complete an extra application form and demonstrate to the data owners exactly why they need access to the additional variables in order to get permission to use that version.
|The Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 2014-2015 contains data from the Main Questionnaire only and is based on around 11,500 face-to-face interviews with adults (aged 16 or over) living in private households in Scotland. The 2014-15 sweep retains the same basic design as the 2008-09 surveys onwards, however with changes to the modular sections of the questionnaire and the reduction in sample size and fieldwork period; the design of the survey is covered in more detail in the accompanying documentation.
The Victim Form data (SN 8142) and Self-Completion data (SN 8143) are available only under Special Licence.
The main questionnaire covered demographic details, perception of crime, justice system, policing, local community, sentencing, civil law, workplace abuse, harassment and the victim form screener.
|Dates of fieldwork:||April 2014 - May 2015 - Survey reference period was the 12 months prior to the month of interview.|
Police Force Areas
Community Justice Authorities
|Kind of data:||
Individual (micro) level
Adults aged 16+ living in random-sampled private households in Scotland (victim form subsequently completed by those who had been a victim of crime in the reference period only).
Repeated cross-sectional study
The survey was conducted approximately once every three years until 2006. From 2007/08-2010/11 it was conducted on an annual, financial-year, basis. From 2012-13 the SCJS moved to become a biennial survey covering the financial year, however the 2014-15 survey is the last biennial survey. The 2016-17 survey will move back to an annual survey.
Multi-stage stratified random sample
See documentation for further details.
|Number of units:||11,472 cases.|
|Method of data collection:||
|Weighting:||Weighting used. See documentation for details.|
|ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE||ADULTS||ADVICE|
|ASSAULT||ASSISTANCE ALARM SYSTEMS||ATTITUDES|
|CAMERAS||CARE STANDARDS||CHILD BEHAVIOUR|
|COMMUNITY SERVICE (PUNISHMENT)||CONFLICT RESOLUTION||COSTS|
|COURTS||CREDIT CARD USE||CRIME PREVENTION|
|CRIME VICTIMS||CRIMINAL DAMAGE||CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION|
|CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM||CRIMINALS||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITIES||DOMESTIC VIOLENCE||DRIVING|
|DRUG ABUSE||DRUG USE||ECONOMIC VALUE|
|EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND||EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS||EMOTIONAL STATES|
|EMPLOYMENT||ETHNIC GROUPS||EVERYDAY LIFE|
|FEAR OF CRIME||FEAR||FINANCIAL COMPENSATION|
|HOUSING TENURE||HOUSING||HUMAN BEHAVIOUR|
|INSURANCE||INTERPERSONAL CONFLICT||INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS|
|INTRUDER ALARM SYSTEMS||JUDGMENTS (LEGAL)||JUVENILE DELINQUENCY|
|LANDLORDS||LEGAL PROCEDURE||LIFE STYLES|
|MARITAL STATUS||MEDICAL CARE||MENTAL DISORDERS|
|MONEY||MOTOR VEHICLES||NEWSPAPER READERSHIP|
|NON-CUSTODIAL PUNISHMENT||OFFENCES||OFFENSIVE TELEPHONE CALLS|
|ORGANIZATIONS||PARENTAL SUPERVISION||PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT|
|PERFORMANCE||PLACE OF RESIDENCE||POLICE OFFICERS|
|POLICE SERVICES||PRISON SENTENCES||PRISONS|
|PROBATION||PROSECUTION SERVICE||PSYCHOLOGICAL EFFECTS|
|PUBLIC INFORMATION||PUBLIC TRANSPORT||QUALITY OF LIFE|
|RACIAL CONFLICT||RACIAL DISCRIMINATION||REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES|
|REFUSE||REHABILITATION (MEDICAL)||RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION|
|SAFETY AND SECURITY MEASURES||SAFETY AND SECURITY||SATISFACTION|
|SCOTLAND||SEXUAL ABUSE||SEXUAL ASSAULT|
|SEXUAL HARASSMENT||SEXUAL OFFENCES||SEXUAL ORIENTATION|
|SHELTERED HOUSING||SOCIAL HOUSING||SOCIAL SUPPORT|
|THEFT PROTECTION||THEFT||TRAFFIC OFFENCES|
|Date of release:|
|First edition:||06 March 2017|
|Copyright:||Crown copyright material is reproduced with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen's Printer for Scotland|
|Access conditions:||The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.|
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|Title||File Name||Size (KB)|
|SCJS, 2014/15: Original Variable Labels||file_3_data_dictionary_20161208.xlsx||48|
|SCJS, 2014/15: Disclosure Control Report||8141_scjs_2014-15_analysis_disclosure.pdf||284|
|SCJS, 2014/15: Questionnaire||8141_scjs_2014-15_questionnaire.pdf||1005|
|SCJS, 2014/15: Technical Report||8141_scjs_2014-15_technical_report.pdf||1711|
|Study information and citation||UKDA_Study_8141_Information.htm||6|
By principal investigator(s):
Publications based on the SCS, SCVS and SCJS series from 1993 onwards, may be found on the Scottish Government Crime, Law, Justice and Rights publications webpage.
Resulting from secondary analysis:
Taulbut, M. and Walsh, D. (2013) Poverty, parenting and poor health: comparing early years' experiences in Scotland, England and three city regions, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, February. Retrieved August 2, 2013 from http://www.gcph.co.uk/assets/0000/3817/Poverty__parenting_and_poor_health.pdf
McVie, S., Norris, P. and Pillinger, R. (2016) 'Scottish Crime and Justice Survey workshop: Workbook 1: Analysing the Datasets', University of Edinburgh
Pillinger, R., McVies, S. and Matthews, B. (2016) Scottish Crime and Justice Survey workshop: Workbook 2: Merging the SCJS Datasets', University of Edinburgh