SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 86  -   April 2016

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ESRC-funded PhD opportunity on Stop and Search
A prestigious ESRC collaborative PhD studentship, in partnership with Police Scotland, entitled: 'Stop and Search in Scotland: An analysis of police practice and culture in a time of change', will assess the current cultural climate in relation to stop and search, how the process of implementing the new Code of Practice is received by officers and the extent to which the culture has changed. Supervisors: Dr Megan O'Neill (University of Dundee) and Dr Anna Souhami (University of Edinburgh). DEADLINE 5pm 25 April  More ...

SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Award, 28th June 2016, University of Dundee
Following last year's success, this award is again being offered to encourage those who have completed, or are working towards, a masters or doctoral award in a topic that is related to policing, to present their research in a supportive environment. The prize will provide the winner a unique opportunity and the potential for their research to have a direct impact on police practice in Scotland. Whilst principally aimed at students at the Scottish universities, applications from others will be considered. Deadline 27 May Book your place ...

Scottish Government Consultation on Stop and Search
Please find below details of two public consultations that were recently launched by Scottish Government. One is a consultation on the new Code of Practice for Stop and Search that will be introduced in 2017. And the other is a consultation on proposals to give Police Scotland the power to search children and young people for alcohol.

Responses should be sent direct to the address shown in the links - deadline 15th July.
 
New Code of Practice ...; Under 18 search ...

NEW REPORTS Partners in Scrutiny : Local Police Scrutiny Arrangements
Three new publications (two Briefing Papers and a full Project Report) are now available for the SIPR-funded Small Grant project carried out by Alistair Henry, Ali Malik and Andy Aitchison at the University of Edinburgh on the current scrutiny arrangements for local policing in Scotland.  More ...

International Conference of Big Data in Cyber Security. Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, 10 May, 09:15 - 16:45
Get leading insights into two of the biggest growth areas in technology and how they come together at Edinburgh Napier University's free 'Big Data in Cyber Security' conference on 10th May. The event brings together industry, law enforcement and academia to share opportunities and challenges around cyber security. Confirmed speakers include the FBI, Police Scotland, RSA and the event partners from Hewlett Packard Enterprise.  More ...

Postgraduate Qualifications in Child Protection - Edinburgh Napier University
For experienced practitioners wishing to gain evidence of postgraduate study in Child Protection, the PG Certificate in Advanced Practice (Child Protection) at Edinburgh Napier University may be the ideal first step. Three 20-credit modules, each with one optional study day in Edinburgh, and studied over a 13-week period.  More ...

PoPCoRN! Edinburgh Napier, 26 April, 14.00 to 17.00
The newly formed Scottish Postgraduate Forensic Psychology and Criminology Research Network ("PoPCoRN")is having its first meeting on 26th April at Edinburgh Napier's Sightlill Campus. Promote your work, practice your presentation skills, and meet academics and students from other universities.  More ...

NEW ISSUE : Scottish Justice Matters
The next issue of Scottish Justice Matters is now out, featuring writing on the theme of Reimagining Punishment and Justice commissioned by guest editors Margaret Malloch and Bill Munro.  More ...

New systematic review published - Gating alleys to reduce crime
As part of the What Works Centre's remit, and working with our university partners, the first of their commissioned systematic reviews, from Dr Aiden Sidebottom at UCL, has now been published and is available on the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction website More ...

YOIR HELP IS NEEDED! Child Sexual Exploitation Service
Maureen Taylor, Glasgow Caledonian University, is conducting a survey for children and young people in Dumfries and Galloway. She wants their ideas about a new child sexual exploitation service that is being developed locally. The survey is quick to complete, anonymous and it does not ask for any sensitive information. Please allow your children (aged 12-25 years) to complete this (with you if you wish) and please pass this on to to friends and colleagues that have children too.  More ...

Juvenile Justice in Europe: Past, Present and Future? 26-27 May 2016, Liverpool.
The conference/symposium is being organized and hosted by the International Criminological Research Unit (ICRU) at the University of Liverpool in association with the British Society of Criminology (Youth Criminology/Youth Justice Network - BSC YC/YJN) and the European Society of Criminology (Thematic Working Group on Juvenile Justice - ESC TWGJJ). It will address a range of pressing questions relating to the historical origins, contemporary manifestations and future prospects for juvenile justice at a juncture when Europe is witnessing major social, economic and political challenges and transformations.  More ...

Cop shop photos wanted!
Professor Michael Rowe, Northumbria University, is running a research project exploring the visual significance of police stations and would be grateful if SIPR members could participate by submitting photos via the project webpage. In many societies the value and purpose of the police officer on patrol is much debated, and often the public express the view that more officers ought to be present on the street. This project seeks to broaden that discussion by considering what police stations mean to us: as members of the public, victims of crime, police officers and so on. More ...

LEPH2016. The Third International Conference on Law Enforcement & Public Health. Amsterdam, 2-5 October 2016.
As a criminologist you would be well aware of the complex health challenges that require or emerge from law enforcement activities. Join your cross-sector colleagues at this unique event and examine research, practices and policies that will inform your own work and improve community well being and security. More ...

New additions to the SIPR Blog!
We invited Neil Wilson, Police Scotland, who presented at our November Conference to post about Edinburgh's partnership approach to tackling New Psychotic Substances...the so-called "Legal Highs". Contributions to the Blog welcomed :  visit the Blog for further information ...

SIPR Engagement in European Policing Research Programme
A reminder that SIPR has an Engagement in European Policing Research Programme, which has been updated to include H2020 funding applications to offset nonrecoverable costs involved in preparing proposals at the pre-award stages. Each EEPR application can be for a maximum of 2,000 for any one proposal. 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 ...

Facebook users...please "Like" the SIPR Facebook page!
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Tim Heilbronn
Business and KT Manager
Scottish Institute for Policing Research,
School of Social & Environmental Sciences,
University of Dundee,
Dundee DD1 4HN

Tel: 01382 384205
Mob: 07754 271562
e-mail: t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk
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