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 12 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 three 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;
Police Organization - 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...