SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 58  -   March / April 2013

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Human Trafficking: Unweaving the Web of Online Human Trafficking. University of Dundee, 28th March.
Speakers: Graham O'Neill (Equality, Human Rights, and Anti-Human Trafficking Specialist); Kiril Sharapov (Glasgow Caledonian University/Central European University); Kathryn Sharp (Coordinator, Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership); Chair: Jonathan Mendel (University of Dundee). Thursday 28th March. 1pm-4pm. University of Dundee, Matthew Building Room 5015 Attendance is free, but please contact trafficking@dundee.ac.uk to book your place.  More ...

Cultural Representations of Crime and Policing: Scottish and International Perspectives, Past and Present. 16-17 April 2013, West Park Conference Centre, Dundee
The aim of the conference is to explore the ways in which crime and policing have been understood and portrayed in popular culture from the Enlightenment to the present day. The focus will be on both the Scottish experience and the wider international context.

The Conference will include a FREE Public Session (4.30 to 6.00 pm, 17th April) with Professor Sue Black in conversation with crime novelists Stuart MacBride and Linda Stratmann. Key themes include the extent to which cultural representations of crime and policing - for example print and visual media, both fictional and non-fictional - differ from realities, and how far media portrayals shape popular understandings of crime and policing.

Click here to book ONLY the FREE Public Event...

For full information on costs, and the 2-day Programme and for On-Line Registration...

Refugees' accounts of racially motivated violence. University of Edinburgh, 23rd April.
Steve Kirkwood, Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh, will be giving a seminar on 'Refugees' accounts of racially motivated violence' at 1-2pm on Tuesday 23rd April in Seminar Room 3 in the Chrystal Macmillan Building. The presentation will be based on qualitative analysis of interviews with refugees and asylum seekers living in Glasgow about their experiences in Scotland. All are welcome to attend. 

Crime Justice & Liberty in the Technological Age Exploring challenges for Police, Prosecution Child Exploitation and Social Work, 9 May, 13.00 - 19.30, University of Strathclyde
Confirmed Speakers: Det Supt Steven Wilson Scottish Crime & Drug Enforcement Agency "Electronic Crime"; Ethel Quayle Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology, University of Edinburgh "Use of Technology to Exploit Child Pornography"; Alison di Rollo Senior Advocate Depute, Head of National Sex Crimes Unit, COPFS (title to be confirmed); Dr Christine Goodall Senior Clinical Lecturer, Glasgow University; Alcohol Research Consortium & Scottish Alcohol Alliance member "Remote Alcohol Monitoring"; Professor Mike Nellis Professor of Criminal & Community Justice, University of Strathclyde "The future of Electronic Monitoring and Surveillance"; Mr Jan Bungerfledt Swedish Prison and Probation Service "Electronic Monitoring in Sweden ... what can Scotland learn?" Download the poster with more details...

Custody, Community and the Uses of Electronic Monitoring, 10th May, 2-5 pm, University of Strathclyde
What are the best ways of using Electronic Monitoring as a sentence, or part of a sentence? Should it be delivered within a statutory probation service or as a contracted-out ('privatised') service? Can Scotland avoid some of the mistakes of England and Wales and use EM in ways which support values such as rehabilitation? This seminar will draw on evidence about best practice in electronic monitoring from a number of western European countries, and its impact on the use of short custodial sentences. Speakers: Jan Bungerfeldt, Sweden; Professor Mike Nellis, Centre for Law, Crime and Justice, Strathclyde UniversityNorman Brown, Communications Director G4S;  Download the poster with more details...

Challenges and Critiques of the EU Internal Security Strategy: Rights, power and security, University of Abertay Dundee, Friday 17th May 2013
For further details on the Programme, and how to book for this conference, please see the link and click on the Conference 2013 tab: More ...

Sentencing Decisions, Offender Experience and the Use of Electronic Monitoring, 30th May, 5.45-7.30 pm, University of Strathclyde
Rapid advances in technology to monitor and track human movement demand urgent answers to fundamental questions about its use in the criminal justice system. How should Electronic Monitoring be harnessed? What should, (and should it not), be used for? What does it mean for the future of sentencing and the delivery of community penalties? And above all, can EM be used to support not only 'efficiency', but also fairness and humanity? Speakers: Judge Michiel Van der Veen, the Netherlands; Delphine Vanhaelemeesch, University of Ghent, Belgium Download the poster with more details...

Young People and Violence: Research and Engagement, Glasgow Caledonian University, May 16th 9.30 - 3.00.
This conference, organised by the Gender-Based Violence Research Network at GCU, costs £25, and includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited. Speakers:Dr Melanie McCarry, Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire; Ellie Hutchinson, Prevention Worker, Scottish Women's Aid; Professor David Gadd, Centre for Criminology, University of Manchester. Programme and booking details ...

Missing Persons in a European context: research, practitioner and policy perspectives, 17th May 2013 in Brussels
The aims of the seminar are to share findings from recent and current research on missing persons, to understand the challenges faced by practitioners and policy makers with responsibilities for missing persons, and to help build an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional European network of those working in this field.

Attendance is FREE, and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Attendees will be responsible for their own transport and accommodation.

Further information on the Programme and Registration...

CPD Course - University of Abertay. "How good are my interviews? Assuring quality for child interviewers." 24-26 April 2013
This CPD course, run by SIPR-funded lecturer David La Rooy at the University of Abertay, is a practical system for maintaining and improving interview skills based on best-practice guidelines and scientific research. For further details contact Laura Jeffrey, CPD Administrator, University of Abertay (l.jeffrey@abertay.ac.uk).  More ...

3rd International Conference on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics, 10th-11th June, Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics, University of Cardiff
Call for all interested parties to participate in Cyberforensics 2013.Submission deadline: 12th April 2013. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Extended versions of selected papers will be published as a special edition of the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics.  More ...

Privatising Probation: The Death Knell of a Much-Cherished Public Service? University of Cambridge, 25th June.
Sixteenth Annual Bill McWilliams Memorial Lecture is being given by Professor Paul Senior, Director, Hallam Centre for Community Justice, Sheffield. The Institute of Criminology and the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 1.00 pm for 2.30 pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mrs Joanne Garner, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA tel: 01223 335360; email: jf225@cam.ac.uk.  

CPD Course - Scottish Police College, 23rd and 24th September 2013. Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence: Evidence-Based Approaches
This 2-day masters credit module, run by Professor Ross Deuchar (Director,Centre for Youth Crime, Justice and Deterrence Research, University of the West of Scotland) aims to develop the professional attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills needed to manage strategic and proactive problem-oriented policing responses to violence and territorial gang conflict involving young people. More ...

International Policing Conference 2012 - SLIDES AND PODCASTS AVAILABLE
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 Service of Scotland. Slides and podcast available to download...

The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture - SLIDES AND PODCAST AVAILABLE
The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture, The new police professionalism - democracy, evidence based practice and a 21st century profession was presented 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 was a "fundamental review of Police Leadership and Training" for the Home Secretary, which was published in April 2011.  Slides and podcast available to download...

Police and Community in Twentieth-Century Scotland: a Social History
A new project examining the relationship between police officers and the diverse urban and rural communities they served in Scotland c.1900-1970 recently started at the University of Edinburgh, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Former officers who served in the west and north of Scotland in the 1940s-60s who would be interested in volunteering for interview should contact Dr Neil Davidson (Neil.Davidson@ed.ac.uk) More ...

NEW LEAFLET... SIPR Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Policing Studies
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. Download a new leaflet to see what current students say about the Course in a case study... More information on the course...



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University of Dundee,
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