Thematic Networks

Network 1: Police-Community Relations

This network provides a focus for independent research concerned with the relationships between police and the communities they serve. This relationship is a major factor in determining the effectiveness of policing. For example, a positive relationship might be expressed in communities' willingness to cooperate with the police in solving crime. By contrast, a negative relationship might be reflected in communities' reluctance to help the police and, potentially, by a breakdown in public order.

In addressing these issues the network draws upon research expertise across a range of academic disciplines, to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of complex areas such as the policing of vulnerable and difficult to reach populations and how interactions between the police and individuals or groups can be managed to reduce the risk of conflict. Through close collaboration with police and community stakeholders the network ensures that research results impact on police policy, procedure and practice.

Recent and Current Projects

An evaluation of a pilot project on 'Intelligence-orientated Neighbourhood Security Interviews' (i-NSI) more details...

Geographies of missing people: processes, experiences and responses more details...

Evaluation of a Dispersal Zone in the East End of Glasgow more details...

Tackling youth offending and violence more details...

Community Policing and the development of Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Lothian and Borders more details...

A public health approach to the evaluation of the Glasgow Community Initiative to Reduce Violence more details...

The Inverclyde Initiative evaluation - situating policing policy in a community planning context more details...

Policing the night-tme economy in Scotland more details...

Building safer communities more details...

Policing and Racial and Ethnic Diversity: a local case study more details...

Policing and Democracy in Scotland and Northern Ireland more details...

Collective alienation and police-community encounters more details...

European Study of Youth Mobilisation more details...

Police public relations more details...

Antisocial behavior and policing in rural Scotland more details...

No Cold Calling Zones more details...

Policing young people in the contemporary urban realm: Dundee's Community Warden Scheme more details...

Public order policing and political protest more details...

Tackling youth gang issues on campus - a case study more details...



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SIPR - Thematic networks

Network Steering Group

Associate Director and Chair:

Dr Alistair Henry,
School of Law,
University of Edinburgh.

 

Academic Members:

Dr Megan O'Neill
Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences,
University of Dundee.

Dr Liz Frondigoun,
Senior Lecturer,
University of the West of Scotland.

Dr Niall Hamilton-Smith,
Senior Lecturer,
University of Stirling.

 

Police Liaison:

ACC Andy Cowie,
Police Scotland.

Mandy Paterson,
Police Scotland.

Gillian MacDonald,
Police Scotland.

James Royan,
Police Scotland.

Caine McIntyre,
Police Scotland.

Andrew Todd,
Police Scotland.

Tom McMahon,
Scottish Police Authority.

 

External Stakeholders:

John Wood,
COSLA.