SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 67  -   April  2014

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Capacity for development: new solutions to tackle under-representation, 1st May 2014, Scottish Police College
Under-representation is an issue which affects women, minority ethnic, openly LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) and disabled people within the Scottish Police Service. The Conference, organised by SEMPER Scotland, aims to explore the reasons behind this issue and discuss various solutions to tackle the problem. The conference is open to all police officers, police staff and invited criminal justice agencies.  More ...

Seminar, Friday 2 May 2014, University of Dundee, Baxter Suite, Room 1.36, 13.15 - 16.40
This seminar will explore what might be learnt from historical and geographical comparisons of police amalgamation and organisational reform. It will examine the opportunities and challenges that have surfaced in different contexts, and the effectiveness of responses. How might past experience inform current debate? How might geographical comparisons enable best practice?  TO BOOK A PLACE, e-mail: Outputs from the PREVIOUS EVENT, held on 7th March, Perth Police HQ are available here

CPD Course - University of Abertay. "How good are my interviews? Assuring quality for child interviewers"
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. Next course : 7-9 April. Cost £575. Other dates for the course are flexible, by arrangement with the organisers.  More ...

Youth Offenders in Scotland,Edinburgh, Wednesday 23rd April
Organised by Holyrood Conferences. Holyrood magazine's Young Offenders conference will examine progress on the implementation of new policies and explore practice examples from across Scotland which aim to prevent persistent or repeat offending. Speakers include: Colin McConnell, Chief Executive, Scottish Prison Service; Sue Brookes, Governor, Polmont Young Offenders Institution; Tam Baillie, Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People; Tom Halpin, Chief Executive, SACRO; Karyn McCluskey, Director, The Violence Reduction Unit More ...

Resilience : an international & inter-disciplinary conference. 30th May 2014, UWS, Ayr Campus
This exciting Event brings together outstanding speakers from a variety of disciplines whose work is renowned in the field having impacts on policies and practice across the world. In times of change and adversity there is a tendency to focus on the negative effects. This conference is contributing to a growing recognition that policies and interventions can also learn a great deal from how some people, or systems, adapt, recover from or remain strong in times of adversity.  More ...

Building capacity fit for the future : ASPS Annual Conference, 21 - 22 May, Edinburgh
This year, the ASPS Annual Conference will be held at the Carlton Hotel, Edinburgh. Keynote Speakers: Mr. Kenny MacAskill, Cabinet Secretary for Justice; Sir Hugh Orde, ACPO President; Mr. Graeme Pearson, MSP. The conference commences on 21st May with a Welcome Dinner, The Main Conference is on the 22nd, from 11.30 to 16.45, and is followed by the Jack Urquhat Memorial Lecture, which is being presented by Graeme Pearson MSP, and a Conference Dinner.  Full details of Programme and Costs ...

13th CARES Conference, Dundee, 6th June 2014
This conference, "Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS): Something new, something old and something borrowed", will take place at the West Park Conference Centre. The programme has been organised by Dr Alex Baldacchino University of Dundee, and includes presentations by Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, University of Strathclyde, on pharmalogical aspects, and Dr Richard Stevenson, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, on the Glasgow experience.  Programme; Website

4th International Conference on Cybercrime, Digital Forensics and Security, University of Strathclyde, 23-24 June
Cybercrime covers the use of any computer or computer network for crime and ranges from financial scams, computer hacking, distribution of pornography, virus attacks, and information theft. Participants from academia, law enforcement, private and public sector are welcome. The call for papers and key dates (Deadline for paper submission extended to 7th April) are available from the conference website:

7th International Evidence Based Policing Conference - 'Police-led Experiments' University of Cambridge, 7-9 July 2014 Members of the Society of Evidence Based Policing can attend at a massively discounted rate of just £10 per day (8th & 9th July). The closing date for registrations is 24th June, after which delegates will be charged £300 per day. Registrations will not be accepted after 30th June 2014. Please note that the Tour de France will be in Cambridge on the 7th July so you may wish to make early arrangements as accommodation is likely to be at a premium.  More ...

14th Annual Conference of the ESC, Prague, 10-13 September
The conference will be organized by Czech Society of Criminology and Charles University in Prague. The conference will provide an open space for an exchange of ideas and of research findings in all areas of the criminological research. Beside the traditional orientation on victimology, penology, sociology and criminal justice, the aim is to attract the scholars in psychology, addictology, and policing. The Policing Working Group is currently Chaired by SIPR.  More ...

International Conference on Law Enforcement & Public Health. Amsterdam, 5-8 October
A conference to establish and investigate the partnership between law enforcement and public health in addressing complex social problems. Join fellow researchers and academics as well as practitioners and policy makers from the public health, law enforcement and local government sectors  More information for Police Officers...; More information for academics / researchers...

The SIPR Annual Lectures, 2007-2012 and 2013 Against a background of a growing recognition of the value of evidence-based approaches to policing, this booklet contains the SIPR Annual Lectures delivered by Wesley Skogan (Nor thwestern University), Lawrence Sherman (University of Cambridge), Nick Tilley (University College, London), Betsy Stanko (Metropolitan Police Service) and Peter Neyroud (University of Cambridge). Download: "Policing: Connecting Evidence and Practice. SIPR Annual Lectures,2007-2012 ...

The 2013 Lecture The Power of Policing Partnerships was presented by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, Australia. This lecture focuses on the partnerships between police and schools, presenting results from the ABILITY Trial, and discusses the impact of police partnerships on the lives of young truants.
Download the Podcast and PowerPoint for the SIPR Annual Lecture, 2013 ...

Scottish International Policing Conference, Thursday 14 November 2013, South Hall, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
Supported by Selex ES and the Scottish Government, the theme of this year's conference was Innovation in Policing, and included The James Smart Memorial Lecture presented by Chuck Wexler, PERF, Washington DC. Contributions from the US, Europe, as well as Scotland, focused on the challenges of transforming information into intelligence, the importance of targeting interventions, and different approaches to enhancing trust and confidence in policing.   Podcasts and PowerPoints available to download ...

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. More information ... More information on the course...

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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