SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 77  -   April  2015

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SIPR Annual Report for 2014
The SIPR Annual Report for 2014 has now been published, with articles from academics from the consortium universities, as well as Practitioner Fellows. Our focus on evidence-based approaches to policing has seen researchers from across the consortium universities engage in interdisciplinary projects during 2014, supported by investment from SIPR and by awards from research councils and other funding bodies. It also provides us with an important opportunity to thank the wide range of people and organisations whose support is vital to the success of SIPR as a collaboration of research,practitioner and policy communities, and which has contributed to make SIPR an internationally recognised centre of excellence for policing research.  Download the SIPR Annual Report...

PhD studentship opportunities: Edinburgh Napier University
Applications are invited for fully funded PhDs in the following topics:
   The policing of new psychoactive substances in a partnership context
   Communication between the public and the police: exploring the role of technology
   Delivering healthcare in the Scottish criminal justice system: welfare and control
   An international comparative socio-legal analysis of detention conditions
   Management of parental imprisonment for alcohol and drug-related offences
Please note the deadline for applications is the 10th of April 2015
 
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PhD studentship opportunity: Volunteers in Policing: The nature, experience and impacts of the Special Constabulary'
The University of Dundee, in partnership with the Association of Special Constabulary Chief Officers is offering the above studentship, supervised by Dr Megan O'Neill, and Prof Nick Fyfe. This project will analyse, in a selection of community and policy contexts in England and Scotland, the motivations for volunteering as a Special Constable, the experiences of these volunteers and the implications of these experiences for individual volunteers, police organisations and the literature on motivations for volunteering in groups. Deadline for applications is 11th May 2015  More ...

Jean Monnet Summer School on Security and Justice in Europe, University of Dundee, 8-14 June 2015
This Summer School offers an intensive, interactive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the complex issues of security and justice in Europe. The Summer School is intended for students of any discipline writing or planning to write a PhD thesis on any topic related to justice and security in Europe, including amongst others any aspect of the European Union's Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) and the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Deadline Thursday 24 April More ...

Outputs available from "Addressing the Future Research Challenges in Forensics" Workshop
A joint SIPR/Forensics Services Workshop held at the UNiversity of Dundee on 31st March 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 and opportunities to engage with universities. A "Directory of Expertise in the Forensic Sciences" has been compiled, and additional material would be welcomed for the next edition.  More ...

New additions to the SIPR Blog!
We have continued our fortnightly posts with contributions by Professor Cynthia Lum on Why "more research is needed" on police technology is not simply an academic cliche; Professor Betsy Stanko on Good practice based in good evidence needs good implementation; and Dr Liz Aston on American and Scottish Policing Research commentary on a joint SIPR-GMU Symposium. Contributions to the Blog welcomed :  visit the Blog for further information ...

OU Seminar 22 April: Criminal Justice Policy Review: 'The Coalition Years' & The Scottish Dimension
The approach to a General Election is an appropriate point at which to look back at criminal justice policy during the period of the Westminster Coalition and how this has, or has not, impacted on Scotland. This seminar - organised by the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research (ICCCR) and The OU in Scotland - seeks to do just that. The event is from 17.30-19.30 (refreshments from 17.00) at the Open University in Scotland, 10 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh EH3 7QJ. Please register to attend More ...

Constitutional Protections in US Criminal Trials. 27 April, University of Dundee (4pm, room 4-01)
Professor Jessica Smith from North Carolina will be visiting the Law School to give a talk entitled "Constitutional Protections in US Criminal Trials". She will highlight areas of constitutional law undergoing transformation as courts grapple with how to apply existing doctrine to novel scenarios created by advances in science and technology, such as DNA testing and GPS tracking. For further details, please contact Professor Ferguson - p.r.ferguson@dundee.ac.uk or 01382 385189 

Policing and European Studies, 1st May 2015, University of Abertay Dundee
Areas of discussion include: The new criminal law jurisdiction of the EU, implications for policing. Policing human trafficking and the EU. Radicalisation, Recruitment to Terrorism and the EU. Data and Security in the EU. Policing economic crime in the EU. Policing the borders of the EU. Registration is now open at http://onlinestore.abertay.ac.uk/ (under conferences) or contact Maria O'Neill at m.oneill@abertay.ac.uk  More ...

The 5th International Conference on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics (Cyberforensics 2015)
This will the held at Abertay University, Dundee, on 17th and 18th June 2015. The submission deadline for Papers has been extended to 24th April 2015  More ...

Second International Academic Conference on Missing Children and Adults, 8-10 July 2015, University of Brussels
The conference is organised jointly by Missing Children Europe, the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons of the University of Portsmouth and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the latest findings related to the broader phenomenon of 'going missing.' Topics cover a wide variety of issues related to missing children and missing adults.  More ...

European Conference on Domestic Violence, Belfast, 6th - 9th September 2015
This conference is designed for practitioners, policy makers and researchers with the aim of raising the awareness of domestic violence and sharing research findings and practice developments from across Europe and beyond and discuss the implications for policy and practice; promoting the evidence base informing policy and practice.  More ...

Applications open for: LLM EU Security and Transnational Criminal Justice - Online Delivery
This programme offers the opportunity for criminal justice professional and connected professions across Europe, and those who wish to pursue career in this area, to develop their understanding of the legal framework that supports the maintenance in internal and external European Security. The materials for each module will be available online and there are no classes or residential weekends to attend. Fees are currently estimated at £5100 for UK/EU Applicants and £12,200 for Non-EU Applicants.  More ...



Twitter users...follow the new SIPR Twitter Account (@TheSIPR)!
In addition to inviting you to send information for inclusion in the SIPR Noticeboard, we are now pleased to invite you to send us material for sharing on Twitter. More ...

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 September 2015. Cost £575. Other dates for the course are flexible, by arrangement with the organisers.  More ...

17th International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Congress on Monday 5th to Thursday 8th October 2015
The running theme for this congress will be 'Addiction: From Biology to Recovery- Translating research evidence to improve clinical practice and community resilience'. Workshops on: addiction mechanisms, comorbid mental and/or physical health issues and substance misuse, health inequalities, alcohol and drug policies. Call for Abstracts now open.  More ...

Scottish International Policing Conference 2014: Technology, Policing and Criminal Justice. Outputs available
Podcasts and PowerPoint slides are now availabe for the Scottish International Policing Conference held on 22 October. 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, Sir Stephen House, QPM, Vice Emery OBE, and Professor Cynthia Lum, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Crime Policy, GMU, Washington, who presented the The James Smart Memorial Lecture.  Conference outputs...

SIPR-GMU Symposium - Outputs available
Podcasts and PowerPoint slides are now availabe for the SIPR-GMU Symposium held on 20 October. With support from Scottish Government, this event with the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) at GMU discussed key issues in contemporary policing.  Symposium outputs...

Facebook users...please "Like" the SIPR Facebook page!
SIPR has joined Facebook! If you have a Facebook Account, please "Like us" to receive the latest news of events, reports and courses direct to your Facebook page."
 
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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 (Northwestern 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 ...


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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