SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 61  -   August  2013

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The 7th SIPR Annual Lecture: The Power of Policing Partnerships. Wednesday 13th November, 6.00 p.m., The Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh
Presented by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, Australia. Professor Mazerolle is the author of five scholarly books and over 80 research articles and book chapters, writing on topics such as community capacity, drug law enforcement, third party policing, regulatory crime control, displacement of crime, and crime prevention. This lecture focuses on the partnerships between police and schools, presenting results from the ABILITY Trial, and discussing the impact of police partnerships on the lives of young truants.  Programme and Registration Form...

REGISTRATION OPEN Practitioner Research : A Workshop featuring the winners of the Scottish Policing Awards 2013. Wednesday, 2nd October 2013, Scottish Police College, Tulliallan, 10.30am - 4.15pm
SIPR invites you to a workshop at which these award winners will have the opportunity to present details of their work to a wider audience. More ...

Fast Track Quantitative Methods using SPSS (for doctoral students), 9th to 20th December
AQMeN is calling for applications for a fast track introductory and intermediate quantitative methods course. It is aimed at PhD students who will commence their PhD in the social sciences in 2013. Successful candidates will take part in a two-week long intensive course that covers two semesters worth of materials and thus gives students the opportunity to apply quantitative methods from an early point in their doctoral research. Closing date for applications : 5pm on Monday 16th September More ...

Select Bibliography of Scottish and contemporary policing. By Tim Heilbronn & Dr Daniel Donnelly, 6th edition, July 2013
The sixth edition of this bibliography builds on the previous editions, released between 2007 and 2012, with the addition of publications produced during 2012, and is offered as a starting-point for identifying material which may be of value in researching Scottish policing. It lists recent work (1679 references) which has been carried out by researchers in Scotland and/or about policing in Scotland. It also includes some papers and articles about policing elsewhere which resonates with key current themes in Scottish policing.  More ...

Gender Based Violence research network annual conference : Why Gender Still Matters. Thursday 29 August 2013, Edinburgh
This one day event brings together academics, practitioners and policy makers to consider the continuing importance of gender in our understanding of domestic abuse. Highlights: Launch of GBV network briefing 'Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: an overview of the current debate'; Plenary from Professor Evan Stark: Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life Delegate fee £60. There are a limited number of subsidised places at £25. To apply please contact Laura Marshall: l.marshall@ed.ac.uk  More ...

Human Trafficking and Online Networks Workshop. September 2nd, Dundee University, Dalhousie 2F13
The event is part of a Scottish Crucible funded project on human trafficking and online networks. This second project workshop should be a good chance to engage further with the academic and policy issues around human trafficking and online networks, and to discuss future agendas in this area and research plans. Attendance is free, but please contact trafficking@dundee.ac.uk to book your place. More ...

Dr Kathy Charles, Forensic Psychology Public Lecture Series, The Lighthouse, Glasgow, various dates, 18.45 - 20.15
Dr Charles, Edinburgh Napier University, is delivering four public lectures at the Lighthouse in Glasgow. The theme is 'Strange Psychologies' and the topics are: 'Deviant' Sexuality (5 September); Criminal Profiling (14 November); Narcissism (6 March 2014); and British Serial Killers (22 May 2014). Tickets are £11 each, or the set of four for £40.  More ...

Policing organised crime: Changing landscape, changing practice The Police Foundation's Annual Conference, Tuesday 5 November 2013, BT Auditorium and Customer Showcase, London
The conference will focus on the local rather than national and on the practical. It provides a unique opportunity for the police service and its partners to listen to some of the leading experts in the field, to contribute to discussions on some of the most challenging issues organised crime raises and to share some practical ways of tackling one of the biggest threats to society. More ...

The Search for the Missing Person: Managing the Initial Response. 21 and 22 November, Longhirst Conference Centre, Morpeth.
Statistics from past incidents show that in the UK around 95% of searches for missing persons are concluded within the first 12 hours. This time period is referred to as the Initial Response phase, and how it is managed can have an important bearing on the outcome of the entire incident. This practical, hands-on course focuses on the needs of the individuals with the responsibility for managing the Initial Response phase of a search. More ...

NEW BOOK : New challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy
Edited by Maria O'Neil, Ken Swinton & Aaron Winter (Abertay University), this collection comprises work by authors from a wide variety of academic and professional areas and perspectives, as well as different countries, on a variety of areas and issues related to or raised by the EU's Internal Security Strategy, from intelligence-led policing to human trafficking and port security. This book examines refinement of existing internal provisions on cross-border crime and the increasing external relations of the EU, from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives including law, geography, politics and practice. More ...

NEW BOOK : Centralizing Forces? Comparative Perspectives on Contemporary Police Reform in Northern and Western Europe
This new book, edited by Nicholas Fyfe, Jan Terpstra and Pieter Tops, provides critical insights into police reform in different national contexts and a snapshot of a dynamic European policing landscape in which the contours of the relationships between police organizations, governments and citizens are being redrawn. More ...

NEW BOOK : Breach of the Peace
By Pamela Ferguson. Dundee University Press. £35 As well as describing the development of this frequently prosecuted crime from the mid-19th century to the present day, this book offers a critique of the current law. Related statutory offences are also considered, including those created by the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010, and the Offensive Behaviour at Football and Threatening Communications (Scotland) Act 2012, as is the extent to which these new offences supplant the common law crime.  More ...

Men's experience of domestic abuse in Scotland: What we know and what we might be able to learn
The extensive report by Brian Dempsey, University of Dundee School of Law, contains important findings about menís experience of domestic abuse and highlights the urgent need for more recognition and support in Scotland for men (and any children affected) as well as calling for further research into Scottish menís experience of domestic abuse. The Review was commissioned by Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS), with Scottish Government funding.  More ...

NEW REPORT : Developing an evidence-base for local policing in Scotland
This briefing paper, by Dr Elizabeth Aston,Edinburgh Napier University, and Professor Kenneth Scott, University of the West of Scotland, summarises knowledge exchange activity relating to developing an evidence base for local policing in Scotland. Key messages from relevant sources are included in the database and these can then be linked to summaries of the original material.  More ...

NEW REPORT : The Scottish Campus Officer - Past, Present and Future
Basing police officers in Scotland's schools has led to a reduction in violence and other forms of anti-social behaviour and has led to improved educational experiences for many young people, according to the Report on this first major study of Campus Officers, by Dr Liz Frondigoun (GCU) and Dr Robert Smith and Dr Iain MacLeod (RGU). The report offers a unique insight into the effect that campus officers have had on their schools and on the lives of the young people they work with. More ...

NEW REPORT : Geographies of Missing People
The first piece of major research into why people go missing has been carried out by Olivia Stevenson and Hester Parr (Glasgow University); Nick Fyfe (SIPR / Dundee University); and Penny Woolnough (Police Scotland). The 3-year, ESRC-funded project recorded experiences and will help develop policy, build prevention strategies, and support provisions for missing people and their families.  More ...

NEW REPORT : Provision of healthcare and forensic medical services in Tayside police custody settings
This Report, by Martin Elvins et al., University of Dundee, provides an evaluation of a partnership agreement between NHS Tayside and Tayside Police between 2009 and 2011. The study found evidence that a clear and unambiguous set of benefits had arisen through the introduction of the pilot model of police custody healthcare service delivery in Tayside. Benefits were shown across policing practice, healthcare practice, and healthcare outcomes  More ...

Scottish Justice Matters
The Launch Issue is now available, and includes an article on 'Making sense of a radically changing landscape: the key contours of police reform in Scotland' by Professor Nick Fyfe, Director of SIPR. It also includes special features on the reforms facing Scotland's criminal justice system; problem-solving courts; and an interview with HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Hugh Monro. More ...

The SIPR Annual Report for 2012
We have pleasure in publishing the SIPR Annual Report for 2012, 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 2012...

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 : 14-16 August. Cost £575. Other dates for the course are flexible, by arrangement with the organisers.  More ...

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 ...

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 leaflet ... 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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