SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 38  -   April 2011

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SIPR Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Policing Studies launched
This programme has been developed for police officers and police staff, people involved with policing from other backgrounds (such as those in the public, community and voluntary sectors who work in criminal justice and community safety fields) and those interested in a career in policing from across the UK and internationally More ...

SIPR Research Summaries
New Research Summaries have been added to the SIPR website on: A public health approach to the evaluation of the Glasgow Community Initiative to Reduce Violence [St Andrews University]; Hostage and crisis incidents: an evidence-based analysis to inform police negotiator training provision [The Aberdeen Centre for Trauma Research]; Policing vulnerability? The impacts and implications of no cold calling zones in Angus [University of Dundee & Angus Council]  More ...

Scots law of evidence - fit for purpose in the digital and global age? 12 - 14 April 2011
This project, funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, examines the rules of admissibility of scientific evidence in court, and their fitness for purpose in the 21st century. Contact the organisers direct if you would be interested in taking part.  More ...

Murder in Mind, 28-30 April 2011
The 20th Anniversary Conference of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy will take place in Edinburgh at the Apex International Hotel. The Conference will explore both murderous fantasies that are not enacted, and those that are, as well as the many aspects of killing that preoccupy both offender patients and wider society. Keynote Speakers include DCI John Carnochan.  More ...

SCCJR Fifth Annual Lecture, 11 May 2011
Prof Jonathan Simon, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, will give the SCCJR Fifth Annual Lecture "Restoring Legitimacy to American Prisons (the view from Castle Rock)" on 11 May 2011. John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh. 6.30 p.m., followed by a buffet. To book a free place, contact:, indicating whether you want to attend the buffet.

Punishment & Society: Politics & Culture, 11-13 May, Edinburgh
The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research is a key sponsor for this International Conference which will explore issues around why societies punish as they do, and what drives change in styles and levels of punishment over time. Speakers include David Garland, Loic Wacquant, Shadd Maruna, Lesley McAra and Fergus McNeill. More ...

Changing the way we do business: Managing Sexual Assault in Victoria, Australia. 16th May, 14.00 - 15.30, University of Glasgow. We are delighted to be holding a joint SIPR / SCCJR seminar which will be presented by Professor Jenny Fleming, Director of the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies. The project seeks to provide an understanding of the incident, nature and dynamics of adult sexual assault in Victoria and the police management of sexual assault generally.  More ...

Seminar Series: Trauma, Abuse and Resilience, 17 May, University of Dundee
The first seminar in this series will be: Evidence-based trauma recovery and resilience building programmes for children across the globe, by Dr Ian Barron, University of Dundee. Dalhousie Building, 10.00 - 3.30. Cost £75 (Buffet lunch included).  More ...

2nd annual PhD Residential Event, University of Edinburgh
This free event, organised by the Applied Quantitative Methods Network, is open to all final year PhD students studying in Scotland whose research falls within a social science discipline and which uses intermediate/advanced quantitative methods. Limited spaces are available for PhD students from outside Edinburgh, who will be eligible to claim for travel, accommodation and subsistence during the event.  Registration and further details ...

4th Annual iIIRG Conference, 1-3 June 2011, University of Abertay Dundee
"Putting theory into practice: research and specialist interviews". There will also be a pre-conference Masterclass on Cognitive Interviewing, 30-31 May 2011. Registration is now open.  To register ...

Seeing Ourselves as the Public See Us. 6 June, Wolverhampton.
This FREE Conference, organised by the Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection, University of Wolverhampton, is about maintaining and enhancing public confidence in the police.  More ...

Stockholm Criminology Symposium - 13 - 15 June.
CALL FOR PAPERS - LAST DAY APRIL 11! Participants are invited to submit papers within the following two themes: 1. Desisting from Crime. It's never too late! 2. Contemporary Criminology. Complete guidelines for submissions at:

Symposium in Security and Cybercrime, 20 June, Edinburgh Napier University
This event is free, and is intended to increase the collaboration of organizations around Scotland, and will be held in The Egg on the Craiglockhart Campus at Edinburgh Napier University. There will also be a poster event by PhD students and researchers from around the Scottish academic institutes.  More ...

Cyberforensics 2011, 27-28 June, University of Strathclyde
Registration is now open for the above conference which will cover cybercrime, security and digital forensics.  More ...

16th World Congress of the ISC, 5-9 August 2011, Kobe, Japan
Wes Skogan is facilitating presentations on policing at the World Congress of Criminology next August. The deadline for submitting Papers and Panels and the discounted registration fee of USD 360 has been extended to 30 April 2011.  More ...

11th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, 21 - 24 September, 2011
"Rethinking Crime and Punishment in Europe", will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania from 21st to 24th September, 2011. The Conference will include sessions organised by the Policing Working Group, Chaired by Professor Nick Fyfe and Dr Alistair Henry. Registration and abstract submission is now open.  More ...

International Master's Programme in Criminology, Governance and Police Science
This distance learning Masters is offered by the Ruhr-University Bochum (Law Faculty), Germany, in cooperation with the University College Ghent (GaPS), Belgium, with financial support by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). A 50% reduction in tuition fees is offered to SIPR members.  More ...

Tim Heilbronn
Business and KT Manager
Scottish Institute for Policing Research,
School of Social & Environmental Sciences,
University of Dundee,
Dundee DD1 4HN

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