SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 48  -   April 2012

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The SIPR Annual Report for 2011
We have pleasure in publishing the SIPR Annual Report for 2011, which illustrates the strong collective partnership created between Scotland's universities and the Scottish police service. This continues to be the basis for innovative, cutting edge research focused on developing evidence-based policy and practice.

The report contains a series of 'research features' of recently completed and current projects, as well as some shorter "research snapshots".
 
Download the SIPR Annual Report for 2011...

Surveillance, Technology and Policing: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives University of Dundee, 30th April, 09.30 - 13.00
The workshop is the second in a series of events funded by an RSE Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present. It will prompt debate about the nature of technological responses to the threats posed by crime and disorder, and consider how new technologies open up innovative possibilities in terms of police-community interactions. Places are FREE, but limited. Please book by 13th April. More ...

Policing Contentious Parades, Wednesday 9th May, Carnelley Building Conference Room (C2.20), University of Dundee, 1-2 pm
Sergeant Andy Wilson, Tayside Police, will speak to the Dundee Policing and Criminal Justice Group, and will focus on the Human Rights angle, some of the tactics that are used, and the legal aspects (i.e. Austin and Laporte). All welcome - bring your sandwiches!

VRU conference: Scotland and Violence Prevention, 12 - 15 October, Scottish Police College
This conference is being held in collaboration with St Andrews University, SIPR, Medics Against Violence and the Police and is being delivered under the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance banner. As well as workshops by the practitioners who delivered CIRV in Glasgow, some of the leading international authorities on violence will be appearing at the conference. Register an interest in receiving further information ...

Unusually Persistent Complainants against the Police in Scotland
This Report was commissioned by Professor John McNeill, Police Complaints Commisioner for Scotland. The ultimate aim is to develop a response model that combines both preventive and reactive elements for complaint handlers to use when managing the expectations of these individuals, as well as a mechanism for effective management of case closure in a way that is consistent with best value while at the same time improving the individuals' complaint handling experience. More ...

SIPR Briefing Papers & Research Summaries - new additions
Scottish policing and policy transfer: developing a sustainable model of community policing in Sri Lanka Bruce Milne & Gordon Thomson, Scottish Police College
Tackling youth gang issues on campus - a case study Robert Smith, RGU & Liz Frondigoun, Glasgow Caledonian University
Take control - a road safety education evaluation Hayley Kelly et al, Grampian Police

The Unique Knowledge and Practice of Scottish Rural Policing: implications for governance, supervision, support and training in times of austerity.
This conference, held on 28th November at Northern Constabulary, Inverness, 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.  Download Research Paper and podcast ...

Tenth annual Economic and Social Research Council's Festival of Social Science - Call for Applications
This year the festival will run from 3-10 November. Applications are invited for funding (max £2,000) from the ESRC to run an event. Closing date is Friday 4th May. You can also apply for a listing of your own event in the Programme. Modest funding may also be available from the Scottish Government. Contact t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk for further information More ...

8th Congress, British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (BASPCAN), 15-18 April 2012, Queen's University, Belfast.
Keeping Children Safe in an Uncertain World: Learning from Evidence and Practice. Keynote speakers include Prof Brigid Daniel, University of Stirling More ...

Evidence Evaluation With Graphs. 26th April, University of Edinburgh, 12.30 - 2.00pm
This AQMeN seminar, by Dr Colin Aitken, School of Mathematics and Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning, University of Edinburgh, is free, but spaces are limited. The technique will be illustrated by an example in offender profiling motivated by an investigation of sexually motivated child murders in the 1990's. BOOK NOW!  More ...

Legitimacy and Criminal Justice: an international symposium
To be held on May 2nd-4th 2012 at the Moller Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge, this 3-day conference is organised by the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology. Programme and Registration Form...

4th National Face Identification Seminar, Thursday 17th May, The Strand, London.
This bi-annual event is directed at supervisory Detectives and Investigators, PIP and ICIDP trainers, Identification Officers and Lawyers. The speakers include SIPR Associate Member, Professor Amina Memon. Delegates will be provided with the most up to date and advanced information and advice on face and related identification.  More ...

Action for Children : Neglecting to care? 21 May, RSE, Edinburgh
Scotland's first ever national inquiry into child neglect. This FREE event is from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. A specially selected panel of experts, chaired by Richard Holloway, will hear evidence from a range of stakeholders including key policy makers, agencies involved in service delivery and from young people.  More ...

E-Crime Scotland Summit, Tuesday 22 May 2012, Edinburgh
Bookings are now being accepted for the first E-Crime Scotland Summit, which will take place at Royal Bank of Scotland HQ. The cost to attend this full day event is £25 + VAT (SBCC members) £40 + VAT (non SBCC members).

For further information: Flyer and Booking Information...
and to book: Application Form...



Scottish Commercial Crime Group 3rd Annual Conference: Protecting your Assets, Tuesday 29 May, Glasgow
Bookings are now being accepted for the SCCG 3rd Annual Conference, which will take place at Hampden Park, Glasgow. The cost to attend this full day event is £25 + VAT (SBCC members) £40 + VAT (non SBCC members).

For further information: Flyer and Booking Information...
and to book: Application Form...



European Intelligence & Security Informatics Conference (EISIC 2012), 22-24 August, Odense, Denmark. Call for Papers
The Premier European Conference on Counterterrorism and Criminology. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Henry C. Lee, Professor, University of New Haven Chief Emeritus, State Police Forensic Laboratory. Offers of Papers should be relevant to informatics, organization, and/or public policy in applications of counter-terrorism or protection of local/ national/ international/ global security in the physical world and/or cyberspace.  To offer a paper ...

Victims of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Approaches, 16th November, St Andrews
This 1-day conference, organised by CSTPV, University of St Andrews, will take place at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews. Bookings are now being taken, and the closing date for submission of papers is 1st July 2012. Sessions will include Victims of terrorism as victims of crime; Restorative Justice; Victims of Terrorism and the Police; Victims' rights. More ...

Blood Pattern Analysis Conference, 12-14 November 2012, Edinburgh
The SPSA is hosting the 4th European IABPA Conference at The Royal College of Surgeons. The conference offers a series of lecture sessions and interactive workshops, hearing from keynote speakers and learning from experts in the field of BPA. This is a good opportunity not only to access these experts but also to the application of blood pattern analysis to casework. More ...

Managing Territorial Gang Violence with Young People
This 'Roadshow", run by Prof Ross Deuchar, University of the West of Scotland, can be delivered to forces in their chosen venue, with a minimum of 10-12 participants. It includes case studies and first hand illustrations of how reformed gang members have turned their lives around through exposure to conflict management strategies and mentoring approaches delivered through multi-agency partnerships.  More ...

Historical archive of EU Justice and Home Affairs documents
Statewatch has launched a FREE, fully-searchable unique online archive of over 4,500 official documents (rising to over 6,500 by the end of 2012) that chart the development of EU justice and home affairs policy over three decades. PhD students and researchers may find this a valuable resource for a number of different research projects. More ...

Criminal Justice Gray Literature Database
This database contains gray literature publications on all aspects of crime and criminal justice that are available online or in the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice. This database supplements the Rutgers School of Law Library Catalog. Gray literature is a term applied to sources of information that are not commercially published and is typically composed of technical reports, working papers, government and agency reports, and conference proceedings.  More ...

Crime and justice research collection
Designed to explain and explore crime and justice issues, this on-line crime and justice collection, compiled by the Institute for Research Innovation in Social Services, contains a mixture of podcasts and videos likely to be of interest to academics and students. More ...

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 ...



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

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