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.

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  • Human Provenance Meeting, June 2010

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: Thematic Networks

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.










Research Opportunities

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...


Latest Additions

Scottish International Policing Conference 2014: Technology, Policing and Criminal Justice 22 October 2014, The John McIntyre Centre, Edinburgh
PowerPoint slides and podcasts...

SIPR-GMU Research Symposium Monday 20th October, Scottish Police College
PowerPoint slides and podcasts...

SIPR Annual Report for 2013. Download the SIPR Annual Report for 2013

View the Report ...

H2020 Programme for Security .

SIPR is offering funding up to £5,000 to assist in the preparation of proposals to secure Horizon 2020 or other European funding. Outputs are also available from the recent H2020 Workshop held at the University of Dundee.

further details...

Events
  • For details of forthcoming SIPR events, and other relevant meetings SIPR Noticeboard...
  • Scottish International Policing Conference 2014: Technology, Policing and Criminal Justice, 22 October 2014, The John McIntyre Centre, Edinburgh Outputs...
  • SIPR-GMU Research Symposium. 20th October, Scottish Police College Outputs...
  • Police Professionalism, Education and Learning. 24 June 2014, University of Stirling Outputs...
  • Scottish International Policing Conference 2013 Thursday 14 November 2013, South Hall, Pollock Halls, University of, Edinburgh
    Supported by Selex ES and the Scottish Government, the theme of this year's conference was Innovation in Policing.
    Outputs...
  • The 7th SIPR Annual Lecture: The Power of Policing Partnerships. Wednesday 13th November, The Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh. Presented by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, Australia. Outputs...
  • Professor Peter Neyroud presented the 6th SIPR Annual Lecture on 25th October 2012.


    Outputs...
  • Policy transfer in policing: historical and contemporary perspectives. 4 December, University of Edinburgh. PowerPoints available ...
  • Surveillance, Technology and Policing: historical and contemporary perspectives. 30 April, University of Dundee. Download Podcasts ...
  • The Unique Knowledge and Practice of Scottish Rural Policing: implications for governance, supervision, support and training in times of austerity. Monday 28th November, Northern Constabulary, Inverness Download Podcast ...
  • Professor Peter Manning. Democratic policing in a changing world. 8th November Download Podcast ...
  • Police Governance and Accountability in Comparative Perspective: Centralism, Localism and Democratic Policing, Friday, 4th November 2011, Royal Society of Edinburgh. Download Podcasts ...
  • The 5th SIPR Annual Lecture. 20th October, Scottish Police College, Tulliallan, Professor Betsy Stanko - Metropolitan Police Service. Download Podcast ...
  • Outputs from Emergency Planning Workshop PowerPoints NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD
  • Outputs are available for all past SIPR events Download here...
Reports
Courses
  • SIPR Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Policing studies launched!
    more information...
    (16/06/10)
  • CPD Course - University of Abertay. "How good are my interviews? Assuring quality for child interviewers"
    more information...
    (16/06/10)