Partners in Scrutiny: Three Local Scrutiny Committees

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Abstract / Description of output

This is the second of two briefing notes from the SIPR-funded Partners in Scrutiny project. It presents the perspectives and experiences of key participants (from police and local authorities) working in three different Local Scrutiny Committees (LSCs). Themes explored with participants included: structural disconnects between LSCs and local communities, LSCs and the SPA, and within Police Scotland; the understanding of roles and functions within LSCs; information flow and quality; the capacities and skills of participants relevant to the scrutiny function; the status of LSCs; and learning and sharing good practice around police scrutiny.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherScottish Institute for Policing Research
Publication statusPublished - 29 Mar 2016

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Police
  • accountability
  • governance
  • Scotland
  • local government
  • scrutiny
  • Scottish Police Authority
  • expert knowledge
  • negotiated order
  • qualitative


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