'Procedural Justice in Policing: Insights, Complexities and Future Priorities

'Procedural Justice in Policing: Insights, Complexities and Future Priorities

5th December 2018

Please see this call for papers for a free one-day symposium – 'Procedural Justice in Policing: Insights, Complexities and Future Priorities' – we are organising, to be held in Scotland on 5th December 2018. This event, which is co-funded by the British Society of Criminology and...

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Scottish International Policing Conference 2018 Policing and Public Health: opportunities and challenges

Scottish International Policing Conference 2018 Policing and Public Health: opportunities and challenges

4th December 2018

We are pleased to announce the Eighth Scottish International Policing Conference Policing and Public Health: opportunities and challenges   Globally, there is a growing recognition of a shared common ground between police and public health services.  The links between policing and...

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The Fourth SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Symposium

The Fourth SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Symposium

3rd December 2018

We are delighted to invite PhD and MSc students involved in policing-related research to offer presentations and posters for the 4th Annual SIPR-Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Awards    SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate SymposiumMonday 3rd December 2018St...

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Addressing the Future Research Challenges in Forensics: a joint SIPR/Forensics Services Sandpit.

Addressing the Future Research Challenges in Forensics: a joint SIPR/Forensics Services Sandpit.

11th September 2018

Tuesday 11th September 2018, 09.30 am - 3.00 pm  West Park Conference Centre, 319 Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1NN Summary: The overall aim of this event is to create new and refresh existing relationships and networks between researchers, forensic scientists, police officers and...

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Call for applications - Scottish Justice Fellowships: PhDs into Policy and Practice

Call for applications - Scottish Justice Fellowships: PhDs into Policy and Practice

1st August 2018

The Scottish Government, the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) are offering short-term fellowships to PhD students in Scotland to turn their thesis into research summaries and associated materials for policy makers and...

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Local Approaches to Policing: Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Fund

Local Approaches to Policing: Police Community Relations Collaborative Project Fund

7th June 2018

Local Approaches to Policing (LAP) is an ambitious and diverse programme of work being developed by Police Scotland in pursuance of Policing 2026. It seeks to encourage creative and evidence-based practice both at the level of front-line local service delivery, and in relation to the support and...

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The Third SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Symposium

The Third SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Symposium

15th December 2017

The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Awards were introduced in 2015 to encourage those who had completed, or who were working towards, a masters or doctoral award in a topic that is related to policing, to present their research in a...

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Scottish International Policing Conference

Scottish International Policing Conference

14th December 2017

The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) organised the Scottish International Policing Conference on 14 December, building on the success of the previous International Policing Conferences. Supported by the James Smart Memorial Trust and the Scottish Government, the theme of the 2017...

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Public confidence and partnership in policing: a Police Community Relations sandpit

Public confidence and partnership in policing: a Police Community Relations sandpit

9th May 2017

Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority are moving ahead with the development of a Policing 2026 strategy to focus activities and priorities over the next decade. Two themes have emerged as of key importance to the Police Community Relations network. Firstly, public confidence in the...

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Crime Harm Index Workshop. 19th April 2017, University of Edinburgh

Crime Harm Index Workshop. 19th April 2017, University of Edinburgh

19th April 2017

The East Midlands Police Academic Collaboration (EMPAC) and SIPR are proud to host an important thematic Workshop on the Crime Harm Index on Wednesday 19th April. The Crime Harm Index (CHI)* has stimulated much professional interest in its attempt to quantify the impact caused to victims and...

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 Scottish Funding Council gives SIPR a glowing "10-year Impact Report"

Scottish Funding Council gives SIPR a glowing "10-year Impact Report"

1st February 2017

Growing a stronger, safer Scotland This article appeared as an SFC Blog to coincide with the launch of the Report The seeds of SFC funding have the potential to grow great things. A review, published today, shows that our initial funding for a research project ten years ago has made a...

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RGU showcases Scottish model of policing research at International LEPH conference

RGU showcases Scottish model of policing research at International LEPH conference

16th November 2016

[reproduced from the RGU website] The Police (Special Operations) Research Group recently delivered a major session at an international conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health. The biennial LEPH Conference, held in Amsterdam, aimed to explore the complex and diverse intersection of law...

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Scottish International Policing Conference 2016

Scottish International Policing Conference 2016

10th November 2016

Policing: Localism in a globalising world The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) organised the Scottish International Policing Conference on 10 November, building on the success of the previous International Policing Conferences. Supported by the James Smart Memorial Trust and the...

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Edinburgh Executive Sessions in Policing.The challenges of localism within national policing arrangements:the Netherlands and Scotland in comparative perspective

Edinburgh Executive Sessions in Policing.The challenges of localism within national policing arrangements:the Netherlands and Scotland in comparative perspective

21st October 2016

There are striking similarities between policing in Scotland and the Netherlands. Both countries saw the introduction of a national police service and are going through a process of reform. Both police services are faced with the question of how to shape local policing within a national...

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George Mason Criminology students joined with others in Scotland to explore how policing is researched around the world.

George Mason Criminology students joined with others in Scotland to explore how policing is researched around the world.

26th July 2016

[Reproduced from the GMU Website. Photo provided.] While some visitors to Scotland go for the bagpipes, castle tours or whisky tastings, a team of students and professors from George Mason University's Criminology, Law and Society Department spent a week during summer break at the University of...

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The Second SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Award

The Second SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Award

28th June 2016

The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Award were introduced in 2015 to encourage those who had completed, or who were working towards, a masters or doctoral award in a topic that is related to policing, to present their research in a...

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International Graduate Summer School for Policing Scholarship

International Graduate Summer School for Policing Scholarship

31st May 2016

Hosted by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and George Mason University with the University of St Andrews Photo : George Mason University One essential ingredient for improving and sustaining a strong relationship between research and practice, is the training of new scholars in the...

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Policing with Communities in Fragile and Conflict Affected States

Policing with Communities in Fragile and Conflict Affected States

17th February 2016

The European Union Police Services Training(EUPST II) programme together with Strategic Expertise International (SEI), the Scottish Institute for Policing Research(SIPR), Police Scotland and theStabilisation Unit (UK) delivered a five-day course entitled Policing with Communities in Fragile and...

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Building a Scottish Cyber Resilience Research Community

Building a Scottish Cyber Resilience Research Community

15th February 2016

Against the background of the development of the Scottish Government's new Cyber Resilience Strategy, and its goal that by 2020 Scotland has "a growing and renowned cyber resilience research community", Building a Scottish Cyber Resilience Research Community, was held on Monday 15th February at...

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The SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Award

The SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Award

30th June 2015

The inaugural Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR) and Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Award was introduced to encourage those who had completed, or who were working towards, a masters or doctoral award in a topic that is related to policing, to present their research in a...

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Researching the future of local policing in Scotland: a Police Community Relations sandpit

Researching the future of local policing in Scotland: a Police Community Relations sandpit

24th June 2015

Local policing lies at the heart of the legislation that created Police Scotland and is fundamental to the way the police service interacts with the communities it serves. Police Scotland's Strategic Planning and Development Unit, in consultation with SIPR, has now conducted a review across the...

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Leadership for Policing in Times of Change

Leadership for Policing in Times of Change

1st June 2015

This full day Conference was jointly organised by SIPR and ProPEL (Professional Practice, Education and Learning). Following on from the very successful SIPR-sponsored event held at the University of Stirling in June 2014, prior to their Professional Education and Leadership Conference, this...

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Crime Pattern Analysis and Predictive Policing

Crime Pattern Analysis and Predictive Policing

28th April 2015

The aim of this event was to bring together researchers, practitioners and policy makers to discuss the opportunities presented by advanced statistical modelling of crime events and improvements in interactive visualisation of crime data and modelling results. A team based at St Andrews...

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Addressing the Future Research Challenges in Forensics

Addressing the Future Research Challenges in Forensics

31st March 2015

This joint SIPR/Forensics Services Workshop brought together 40 academics and lead forensic scientists and senior managers from SPA Forensic Services to discuss the latter's research priorities over the short to medium term. SPA Forensic Services outlined the six priorities shown below to the...

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H2020 and opportunities within SIPR

H2020 and opportunities within SIPR

18th March 2015

H2020 Security Theme The European Commission has published the Draft Work Programme for the 2016-17 phase of the H2020 Security theme. Security calls open on 15th March 2016, with a deadline of 25th August 2016 for submission of proposals. SIPR launched its Engagement in European Policing...

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Preliminary findings on police custody delivery in England and Wales in the 21st century: Is it 'good' enough?

Preliminary findings on police custody delivery in England and Wales in the 21st century: Is it 'good' enough?

30th January 2015

Presenter : Dr Andrew Woof Abstract : Police custody is where an arrested person is taken whilst a decision is reached about what should be done with their case. In the 21st century, this frontline work has seen growing civilianization and privatization of roles once performed by the police....

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Scottish International Policing Conference 2015: Policing Vulnerable People and Vulnerable Places

Scottish International Policing Conference 2015: Policing Vulnerable People and Vulnerable Places

26th January 2015

Policing Vulnerable People and Vulnerable Places Supported by the James Smart Memorial Trust and the Scottish Government, the theme of the conference was Policing Vulneable People and Vulnerable Places, with contributions from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, MSP, the Chair...

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Human Trafficking and online networks

Human Trafficking and online networks

1st December 2014

Dr Jon Mendel presented the findings of his work with Kiril Sharapov to the Dundee Policing and Criminal Justice Group. Outputs: PowerPoint Presentation... [0.5 Mb]   Related Policy Document For further details, please contact the Business and Knowledge Transfer Manager,...

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Policing violent crime: a case study of international criminal justice policy transfer

Policing violent crime: a case study of international criminal justice policy transfer

25th November 2014

William Graham (Lecturer in Criminology and Policing Studies, Abertay University) presented the findings of his research to the Dundee Policing and Criminal Justice Group. Outputs: PowerPoint Presentation... [3.6 Mb]   Podcast [58 minutes, 21.0 Mb For further details,...

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How many screens are seen? Factors influencing perception in multiplex video environments and CCTV.

How many screens are seen? Factors influencing perception in multiplex video environments and CCTV.

25th November 2014

Ken Scott-Brown (Abertay University) presented the findings of his research to the Dundee Policing and Criminal Justice Group. Outputs:   Podcast [55 minutes, 19.5 Mb For further details, please contact the Business and Knowledge Transfer Manager, Tim Heilbronn...

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Scottish International Policing Conference 2014: Technology, Policing and Criminal Justice

Scottish International Policing Conference 2014: Technology, Policing and Criminal Justice

22nd October 2014

Supported by Selex ES, CGI, Airwave and the Scottish Government, the theme of this year's conference was Technology, Policing and Criminal Justice, with contributions from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, MSP, the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, Vic Emery OBE, the Chief...

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SIPR-GMU Research Symposium

SIPR-GMU Research Symposium

20th October 2014

Building on an event held last year in Washington DC, and with support from Scottish Government and jointly organised by SIPR and the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) at George Mason University (GMU) in the USA, this symposium brought together researchers and practitioners from both...

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Police Professionalism, Education and Learning

Police Professionalism, Education and Learning

24th June 2014

This full day Conference was jointly organised by ProPEL (Professional Practice, Education and Learning) and SIPR. The event aimed to help inform and contribute to current discussions about the future direction of police education and professionalism in Scotland and included presentations that...

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Police Amalgamation and Reform: Historical and Geographical Comparisons

Police Amalgamation and Reform: Historical and Geographical Comparisons

2nd May 2014

This seminar explored what might be learnt from historical and geographical comparisons of police amalgamation and organisational reform. It examined the opportunities and challenges that have surfaced in different contexts, and the effectiveness of responses. How might past experience inform...

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Police and Community in Scotland - Past, Present and Future Workshop

Police and Community in Scotland - Past, Present and Future Workshop

7th March 2014

This workshop aimed to evaluate the different models that have characterised the relationship between police and communities in Scotland. It brought together police researchers, practitioners, historians, archivists and curators to discuss how past and present can be brought together for future...

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SIPR / H2020 event for the Security Theme

SIPR / H2020 event for the Security Theme

10th January 2014

The European Commission has published the Draft Work Programme for the 2016-17 phase of the H2020 Security theme. Security calls open on 15th March 2016, with a deadline of 25th August 2016 for submission of proposals. SIPR launched its Engagement in European Policing Research Programme, and this...

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Scottish International Policing Conference 2013

Scottish International Policing Conference 2013

14th November 2013

Bringing together contributors from the US, Australia and Europe, the conference was Chaired by Paddy Tomkins, Director of Droman Ltd and former Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland, and focused on the challenges of transforming information into intelligence, the importance of targeting...

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The 7th SIPR Annual Lecture: The Power of Policing Partnerships

The 7th SIPR Annual Lecture: The Power of Policing Partnerships

13th November 2013

by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, Australia Lorraine Mazerolle is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Research Professor in the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Queensland. She is...

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Sharing innovative practice : A Workshop featuring the winners of the Scottish Policing Awards 2013.

Sharing innovative practice : A Workshop featuring the winners of the Scottish Policing Awards 2013.

2nd October 2013

The Scottish Policing Awards recognise work undertaken by police officers and staff, in particular those who have instigated innovative and creative programmes or initiatives. Five winners were announced by Kenny Macaskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, at an Awards Ceremony in March. In order...

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Cultural Representations of Crime and Policing: Scottish and International Perspectives, Past and Present

Cultural Representations of Crime and Policing: Scottish and International Perspectives, Past and Present

16th April 2013

This 2-day Conference, organised by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and the University of Dundee, School of Humanities was the fourth in a series of events funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts & Humanities Network Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past...

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Policy Transfer in Policing:Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Policy Transfer in Policing:Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

4th December 2012

The conference was the third in a series of events funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts & Humanities Network Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present. The network is intended to provide a unique forum for researchers to engage with police and criminal...

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SIPR International Policing Conference 2012

SIPR International Policing Conference 2012

22nd November 2012

Supported by Logica, now part of CGI, and the Scottish Government, the conference was the first time that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, the newly appointed Chair of the Scottish Police Authority and the future Chief Constable of Scotland set out publicly their visions for the new Police...

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The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture 2012

The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture 2012

25th October 2012

by Peter Neyroud CBE QPM Peter Neyroud is a former Chief Constable, Chief Executive for the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and a widely published author of books, articles and papers on policing and Editor of the Oxford Journal of Policing. His last major piece of work in policing...

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VRU conference: Scotland and Violence Prevention

VRU conference: Scotland and Violence Prevention

12th October 2012

Over the past seven years, the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) and partners have been working together to reduce violence in Scotland. One of the VRU's key initiatives is the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV). Delivered in collaboration with partners in Glasgow, CIRV has...

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The Evidence-Based Policing Matrix

The Evidence-Based Policing Matrix

25th June 2012

SIPR, the Scottish Government and the Campbell Collaboration User Group collaborated in the development of a knowledge exchange seminar to bring Dr Cynthia Lum to Scotland. Dr Cynthia Lum is the Deputy Director and Associate Professor of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy in the...

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Surveillance, Technology and Policing: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.

Surveillance, Technology and Policing: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives.

30th April 2012

This conference was the second in a series of events funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts & Humanities Network Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present. The network is intended to provide a unique forum for researchers to engage with police and criminal...

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The Unique Knowledge and Practice of Scottish Rural Policing: implications for governance, supervision, support and training in times of austerity

The Unique Knowledge and Practice of Scottish Rural Policing: implications for governance, supervision, support and training in times of austerity

28th November 2011

The conference shared the findings of a pilot study, conducted in partnership with Northern Constabulary, and funded by SIPR, the Carnegie Foundation and the Stirling School of Education. The study examined the dimensions of rural policing practice and knowledge in Scotland and looked at the...

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Professor Peter Manning. Democratic policing in a changing world

Professor Peter Manning. Democratic policing in a changing world

8th November 2011

The Scottish Institute for Policing Research and the University of Edinburgh Law School had pleasure in welcoming Professor Peter Manning, a renowned expert in policing research, who is currently researching the transformation of policing in Ireland since the Patten Report. Peter K. Manning...

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Police Governance and Accountability in Comparative Perspective:Centralism, Localism and Democratic Policing

Police Governance and Accountability in Comparative Perspective:Centralism, Localism and Democratic Policing

4th November 2011

This conference was the first in a series of events funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts & Humanities Network Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present. The network is intended to provide a unique forum for researchers to engage with police and criminal...

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The 5th SIPR Annual Lecture

The 5th SIPR Annual Lecture

20th October 2011

Observations from a decade on the inside: Policing cultures and evidence based policing Professor Betsy Stanko is Deputy Head of the Strategy, Research and Analysis Unit, Strategy and Improvement Department, Directorate of Resources, Metropolitan Police Service. Previously, she was a Professor...

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The SIPR Strategic Research Agenda and the Scottish Policing Assessment

The SIPR Strategic Research Agenda and the Scottish Policing Assessment

7th October 2011

The attendees   Introduction This meeting represented a milestone for SIPR, five years on from its formal launch at the Scottish Police College in October 2006. Thirty four members of the Institute, representing all 12 of the consortium universities, gathered to review the developments...

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Scottish policing in a European and international context

Scottish policing in a European and international context

6th September 2011

INTRODUCTION Increasingly policing in Scotland needs to take account of what is happening in Europe and beyond. The ease of international travel, the movement of peoples, and the global communications network, bring opportunities and create consequences for all of us, including the Scottish...

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FBI / SIPR Seminar

FBI / SIPR Seminar

16th August 2011

INTRODUCTION In 2010 the first two Knowledge Transfer seminars were held allowing National Academy Graduates within the European Chapter to participate in discussion with academic researchers on topics of current importance. In 2010 these topics covered International Police Leadership,...

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FBI / SIPR Seminar

FBI / SIPR Seminar

7th August 2011

In 2010 the first two Knowledge Transfer seminars were held allowing National Academy Graduates within the European Chapter to participate in discussion with academic researchers on topics of current importance. In 2010 these topics covered International Police Leadership, Understanding Protest,...

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Co-ordinating police and other response organisationsin flood emergencies: sharing good practice

Co-ordinating police and other response organisationsin flood emergencies: sharing good practice

21st June 2011

21st June 2011, University of Dundee Following the major flood recent flood events in the UK (summer 2007, 2008 and autumn 2009), significant developments have emerged in weather forecasting, flood warning and dissemination. These include the new Scottish Flood Forecasting Service provided by...

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Missing People

Missing People

6th June 2011

6th June 2011, The Scottish Police College This event marked the occasion of the signing of a Strategic Agreement between ACPOS and the Missing People charity. The event provided an opportunity to hear about the work of the Missing People charity and the UK Missing Persons Bureau, and learn...

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A Professional Development Workshop for Analysts

A Professional Development Workshop for Analysts

31st May 2011

31st May 2011, University of Dundee This Workshop was co-organised by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and colleagues within the Police Analyst community. It was intended to provide an opportunity to highlight recent quantitative and qualitative research, as well as providing a forum...

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Gender bias - CCTV and surveillance

Gender bias - CCTV and surveillance

22nd February 2011

In collaboration with the Scottish Police College we are very pleased to offer a very limited number of specially-priced places on this half-day seminar which examines Gender Bias - CCTV and Surveillance These places are available for academics, policy makers, and others non-police employees....

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Understanding trauma and secondary traumatic stress in police officers

Understanding trauma and secondary traumatic stress in police officers

30th November 2010

In collaboration with the Scottish Police College we are very pleased to offer a limited number of specially-priced places on this full-day seminar which examines Understanding trauma and secondary stress in police officers. These places are available for academics, policy makers, and others...

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SIPR Fourth Annual Lecture

SIPR Fourth Annual Lecture

30th September 2010

The Fourth Annual Lecture was presented by Professor Nick Tilley Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London, who spoke on "Discipline and Discretion." Drawing its inspiration from some developments in public health in the United States, the starting point of the lecture was...

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The SIPR Fourth Annual Conference / SPSA Forensic Conference

The SIPR Fourth Annual Conference / SPSA Forensic Conference

14th September 2010

Introduction The Fourth SIPR conference was held in partnership with the Scottish Police Services Authority. Following the format of previous SIPR conferences the first day comprised a morning plenary – focusing on the theme of ‘Policing in an Age of Austerity’ - followed by...

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Geographic Information Systems for police managers

Geographic Information Systems for police managers

31st August 2010

In collaboration with the Scottish Police College we are very pleased to offer a very limited number of specially-priced places on this full-day seminar which examines Geographic Information Systems for Police Managers. These places are available for academics, policy makers, and others...

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Child protection awareness

Child protection awareness

29th July 2010

In collaboration with the Scottish Police College we are very pleased to offer a very limited number of specially-priced places on this full-day seminar which examines child abuse inquiries and constructive practice. These places are available for academics, policy makers, and others non-police...

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Child abuse inquiries and constructive practice

Child abuse inquiries and constructive practice

17th June 2010

In collaboration with the Scottish Police College we are very pleased to offer a very limited number of specially-priced places on this full-day seminar which examines child abuse inquiries and constructive practice. These places are available for academics, policy makers, and others non-police...

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Inter-agency collaboration in child protection

Inter-agency collaboration in child protection

27th May 2010

In collaboration with the Scottish Police College we are very pleased to offer a very limited number of specially-priced places on this full-day seminar which examines inter-agency collaboration in child protection. These places are available for academics, policy makers, and others non-police...

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Crime and Policing: Past and Present

Crime and Policing: Past and Present

19th May 2010

19th May 2010, West Park Conference Centre, Dundee A Knowledge Exchange Workshop co-sponsored by The Scottish Institute for Policing Research and the Department of History, University of Dundee The conference was the first in a series of events to be co-sponsored by the Scottish Institute for...

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Public order policing in comparative perspective

Public order policing in comparative perspective

3rd May 2010

3rd May 2010, Staff Room, 6th Floor Chrystal Macmillan Building, University of Edinburgh A Knowledge Exchange Workshop co-sponsored by The Scottish Institute for Policing Research, The Public Policy Network and The University of Edinburgh The workshop met to discuss current trends in public...

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Unspoken language in investigative interviews

Unspoken language in investigative interviews

20th April 2010

INTRODUCTION The gathering of accurate information during any police investigation is vitally important. Information obtained during interviews can be critical and it is therefore necessary that we are aware of what people reveal through nonverbal visual cues in addition to what they tell us...

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Mixed economy policing and workforce modernisation

Mixed economy policing and workforce modernisation

21st January 2010

Iris Murdoch Building, University of Stirling, 21st January 2010 This event profiled the potential benefits of "mixed economy policing" (essentially a blend of police officers and specialist police staff working together in a front-line operational setting). The concept aims to address several...

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Feedback surveys for performance measurement and quality improvement: experiences from policing and health care.

Feedback surveys for performance measurement and quality improvement: experiences from policing and health care.

27th November 2009

This event, organised and jointly sponsored by SIPR and the Social Dimensions of Health Institute, brought together an invited audience of academics and practitioners to examine the conduct and use of feedback surveys in policing and health context with the aim of identifying good...

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Policing by consent - policing governance and accountability in the 21st Century.

Policing by consent - policing governance and accountability in the 21st Century.

27th October 2009

'Policing by consent' is the traditional cornerstone of policing in Scotland and implies that the police function in a way that is based on positive, constructive and mutually supportive relationships with the public and local communities. This seminar, held on 27th October at the University of...

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SIPR Third Annual Lecture

SIPR Third Annual Lecture

1st October 2009

SIPR Third Annual Lecture, Thursday 1st October 2009, Scottish Police College, Tulliallan Castle The Third Annual Lecture was presented by Professor Larry Sherman, University of Cambridge, who spoke on "Evidence based policing: what we know, and how we know it." We are grateful to Alpha...

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SIPR / SCCJR Student "Away Day"

SIPR / SCCJR Student "Away Day"

22nd September 2009

The 4th in a series of events organised by SIPR and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, and designed to bring together students working in the fields of policing and criminology research, was held at the University of Dundee, on 22nd September 2009. The programme was in two parts...

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 Scottish Institute for Policing Research Third Annual Conference "Communities and Policing: evidence and innovation in Scotland"

Scottish Institute for Policing Research Third Annual Conference "Communities and Policing: evidence and innovation in Scotland"

1st September 2009

Introduction In 2007, the Scottish Government pledged to deliver a more visible police service as the key element of a policy aimed at solving more crime and increasing public confidence and feeling of security. A year on from the inquiry by the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee into...

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Research Tools 2: The role of the analysts and use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

Research Tools 2: The role of the analysts and use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

20th May 2009

Following the initial event held in May 2008, this was the second meeting aimed at developing the agenda of how best the academic community can work with the police analyst community. In the first session, four of the Analysts spoke on their role, and this was followed by a demonstration by ESRI...

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What role can policing play in securing economic and social well-being?

What role can policing play in securing economic and social well-being?

8th May 2009

Organised by ESRC/The Police Foundation, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and Universities Police Science Institute, Cardiff University. The provision of reassurance and security are now regarded as prerequisites for attracting people and capital into urban locations . High...

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New Directions in Policing: Policing, Entrepreneurial Leadership and Change

New Directions in Policing: Policing, Entrepreneurial Leadership and Change

7th May 2009

Entrepreneurial policing is one of the emerging new concepts in police leadership (post the Flannigan Report) but what does it mean? This event brought academics and police officers together to discuss potential new directions in policing. Programme and Presentations Professor Dennis Tourish...

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SCOTTISH POLICING IN A EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

SCOTTISH POLICING IN A EUROPEAN AND INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

28th April 2009

INTRODUCTION Think Global – Act Local is a phrase that is used in a wide range of contexts to emphasise that as citizens, organisations and countries we operate in a worldwide context, while remembering that our day to day activities remain critical at a community level. There are many...

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Effective use of Forensic Sciences

Effective use of Forensic Sciences

20th February 2009

The SIPR Evidence & Investigation Network Seminar "Effective use of Forensic Science" was held at University of Strathclyde on Friday 20th February 2009. Seminar Outputs Chair: Professor Jim Fraser Welcome and IntroductionProfessor Jim Fraser (Associate Director SIPR) PowerPoint [92 Kb...

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Detecting deception and managing suspect interviews

Detecting deception and managing suspect interviews

18th February 2009

The SIPR Evidence & Investigation Network Seminar "Detecting deception and managing suspect interviews " was held at Kings College, University of Aberdeen on Wednesday 18th February 2009. Professor Granhag is actively conducting research within investigative psychology, detection of...

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How responsive should policing be to community priorities and concerns?

How responsive should policing be to community priorities and concerns?

12th February 2009

Organised by ESRC/The Police Foundation the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and Universities' Police Science Institute, Cardiff University. 'What is policing for? Examining the impact and implications of contemporary policing intervention A report of the series of Public Policy...

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 Can and Should the Police Solve More Crime?

Can and Should the Police Solve More Crime?

11th February 2009

Organised by ESRC/The Police Foundation the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and Universities' Police Science Institute, Cardiff University. There is a certain symbolism and rhetoric that has attached itself to representations of policing that portrays the police role as principally...

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Organised crime impacts on local business

Organised crime impacts on local business

27th January 2009

Speaker: Professor Nick Tilley (Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, UCL). This was a joint SCCJR / SIPR event. Professor Tilley reported on a Home Office-funded study looking at the impact of organised crime on local businesses in three carefully chosen case-study areas (West Midlands, East...

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Managing resources and engaging users: comparing experiences and approaches in policing and health care

Managing resources and engaging users: comparing experiences and approaches in policing and health care

5th December 2008

This event, organised and jointly sponsored by SIPR and the Social Dimensions of Health Institute, brought together an invited audience of academics and practitioners to discuss issues common to both services. Evolving views of service users in health care Vikki Entwistle (SDHI &...

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Local, Scottish and European Issues for Policing

Local, Scottish and European Issues for Policing

28th November 2008

This one day Policing Conference, hosted at Glasgow Caledonian University to re-launch the Scottish Branch of the British Society of Criminology, was a joint event in partnership with SIPR and Strathclyde Police. The conference theme focused on innovative developments on the issues for policing...

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Obtaining evidence from vulnerable witnesses

Obtaining evidence from vulnerable witnesses

15th October 2008

The SIPR Evidence & Investigation Network Seminar "Obtaining evidence from vulnerable witnesses " was held on Wednesday 15th October 2008 at the Council Chambers, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen. Welcome, CS Simon Blake, Crime Management, Grampian Police Text of welcome [18...

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Scottish Institute for Policing Research Second Annual Conference and Annual Lecture "Policing Scotland in a European Context"

Scottish Institute for Policing Research Second Annual Conference and Annual Lecture "Policing Scotland in a European Context"

2nd September 2008

Scottish Institute for Policing Research Second Annual Conference and Annual Lecture "Policing Scotland in a European Context" The SIPR Annual Conference, "Policing Scotland in a European Context," was sponsored by BT and held on 2 September 2008, at the Murrayfield Stadium Conference Centre,...

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Rural Crime in Scotland

Rural Crime in Scotland

25th April 2008

Susan McVie, Senior Research Fellow within the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh, and David McCracken, Lothian and Borders Police. The aim of this session was to provide police officers with a practical introduction to the Scottish Crime Survey and Scottish Neighbourhood Statistics,...

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New directions in research on public confidence in policing: trust, legitimacy and consent

New directions in research on public confidence in policing: trust, legitimacy and consent

28th March 2008

By Jon Jackson, Methodology Institute & Mannheim Centre for Criminology, London School of Economics. Organised in collaboration with the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. Abstract and Poster. PowerPoint Presentation [153 Kb].

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THE 'TRAGEDY' OF PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP: what is it, and can we overcome it?

THE 'TRAGEDY' OF PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP: what is it, and can we overcome it?

25th February 2008

Monday 25th February 2008, Crichton Campus, University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway, by Professor Tim Hope, Professor of Criminology at Keele University, and Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Edinburgh. Based on a...

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Peacekeeping and Police Reform in the Balkans: Experiences from Kosovo and Bosnia

Peacekeeping and Police Reform in the Balkans: Experiences from Kosovo and Bosnia

7th February 2008

Thursday 7th February 2008, University of Edinburgh, by Thomas Feltes, Professor of Criminology, Criminal Politics and Police Science at Ruhr University, Bochum. Professor Feltes is a leading expert on policing in Europe. Presented in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Centre for Law...

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From crime in the community to community crime control: new directions incriminological theory and crime management

From crime in the community to community crime control: new directions incriminological theory and crime management

27th November 2007

Tuesday 27th November 2007, University of Glasgow. Organised by the Police and Community Relations Network in collaboration with the SCCJR, Simon Mackenzie, spoke on 'Community and reciprocity' and John Bannister spoke on 'Intolerance and antisocial behaviour'. PowerPoint of both presentations...

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The First SIPR Annual Conference - "Policing: research into policy and practice"

The First SIPR Annual Conference - "Policing: research into policy and practice"

12th September 2007

The SIPR Annual Conference, "Policing: research into policy and practice," was sponsored by BT and held on 12 September 2007, at the South Hall Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh. A Book of Abstracts and Biographies (pdf file [161 Kb]) is available to download. This...

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Apex Scotland / SIPR Annual Lecture

Apex Scotland / SIPR Annual Lecture

11th September 2007

The Apex Scotland Annual Lecture was held in conjunction with SIPR on 11 September 2007 in the Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh. The lecture, "Leadership from Bottom to Top: Chicago's Model for Community Policing," was given by Wesley Skogan, Professor of Political Science at the...

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Leadership and Partnership

Leadership and Partnership

20th April 2007

Please follow these links for a general Report of the meeting and individual PowerPoint presentations: Leadership and Partnership: exploring ideas and creating connections - Conference Overview Professor Norman Bonney, Robert Gordon University 3-page Report .pdf file [36 Kb] The challenges of...

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