Welcome to the website of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR).
Welcome to the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR), a strategic collaboration between 13 of Scotland's universities and the Police Service of Scotland, offering a range of opportunities for conducting relevant, applicable research to help the police meet the challenges of the 21st century and for achieving international excellence for policing research in Scotland.
RECENT AND CURRENT PROJECTS The activities of SIPR are organized around four thematic networks. Please follow the links to view a range of research projects being carried out by SIPR members:
Police-Community Relations - focusing on the relationships between police and different social, cultural and economic communities
Evidence and Investigation - focusing on the role of the police in the recovery, interpretation and effective use of intelligence and evidence in the investigation of crime
Education and Leadership - focusing on the internal dynamics of police organisations, including issues of management, policy and leadership
Applying for a SIPR Practitioner Fellowships
Police staff and other practitioners with interests in policing are invited to submit proposals to the Institute for Practitioner Fellowships. These provide the opportunity to engage in a piece of policing related research under the supervision and guidance of an academic member of staff. Small amounts of funding are available to cover the costs of travel to and from the host institution and research expenses, such as photocopying and printing.More information...
The latest edition of this comprehensive collection of publications relevant to policing by researchers based within the Scottish Universities now numbers 2,114 references.The SIPR Police Bibliography...
SIPR is offering funding up to £2,000 to assist in the preparation of proposals to secure Horizon 2020 or other European funding. Outputs are also available from H2020 Workshops held at the University of Dundee.further details...