In Scotland, researchers have been at the heart of police reforms – all very different to south of the border.
When big data is used for police profiling and surveillance, it puts human rights on the line.
An expert in criminology explains why you shouldn't believe everything you see on TV – organised crime is still a very British problem.
After a series of high-profile resignations and allegations of misconduct, effective leadership of Scotland's centralised police force is lacking.
The Met's fingerprints are all over the havoc a few hundred miles north.