Criminal Justice

Social Innovation


Incomes, Work and Poverty

How We Change Policy

Our aim is to make a real-world difference to policy-making by conducting research using innovative methods, co-produced with policy-makers, services and service users. We make a range of resources available to support policy-makers and practitioners. These help people to establish what works, disseminate findings on specific policies and share our insights on innovative methods.

Latest News and Events

Latest News

Evaluation of the impact of alcohol minimum unit pricing (MUP) on crime and disorder, public safety and public nuisance

An Evaluation of the Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcohol in Scotland finds that the introduction of minimum unit pricing of alcohol had a minimal…

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Job Opportunity – PERU is recruiting a Research Associate

The PERU team is growing and has a Research Associate job opportunity to join our established project team.

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Latest Events

The Future of Probation: Post-Unification

Venue: On-line Wednesday 3rd November from 13.00 to 16.30

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College Behind Bars – Educating for Change

Venue: On-line Wednesday 20th October from 17.00 to 18.30

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Our Expertise

We undertake evaluations and applied research projects in the public and voluntary sectors.