SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 81  -   August 2015

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Challenging responses to sexual violence, 23 September, Glasgow Caledonian University
SIPR Members are warmly invited to the Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Lesley McMillan, Professor of Criminology and Sociology at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), and newly-appointed Associate Director for the SIPR Public Protection Network. This evening event (5.30 pm) is free, but places need to be booked. Register online...

REGISTRATION OPEN! Scottish International Policing Conference, 26th November 2015, James McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh
This year's theme will be Policing Vulnerable People and Vulnerable Places, and the Conference will include the prestigious James Smart Memorial Lecture, presented by Monica den Boer. There will be parallel Workshops in which we will be showcasing relevant work being carried out in Scotland. Please contact Tim Heilbronn (contact details below) if you would like to be considered for a Presentation or a Poster. More ...

Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE): Economics of Organized Crime, 17 and 18 Sept, University of Strathclyde
The keynote speaker is Professor Diego Gambetta (European University Institute and University of Oxford), who will be speaking on "Merchants of Violence. The origins of the Sicilian mafia." Limited funds are available for travel and accommodation expenses for Academics and PhD students. If you wish to attend please e-mail sbs.sire-workshop@strath.ac.uk  More ...

Researching Marginalized Groups : An International Symposium, 28 October, UWS Paisley Campus
This event is hosted by SIPR member, Professor Ross Deuchar, in conjunction with the Youth Justice and Crime Prevention Research Group and the Institute for Youth and Community Research at the University of the West of Scotland. Delegates who wish to display a poster related to the symposium's themes on researching marginalised groups should let the organisers know via an email sent to: Res_MG@uws.ac.uk. A new book, from the Routledge Advances in Research Methods series is also available (See: www.routledge.com/9781138824034; 20% Discount Available - enter the code FLR40 at checkout) More ...

Researching the future of local policing in Scotland: Small Research Grants Available
Police Scotland's Strategic Planning and Development Unit, in consultation with SIPR, has conducted a review across the organisation about what issues should be given priority for Police Community Relations Collaborative Projects. Applications for Grants (up to £5,000) are now invited. Closing date for applications: 31st August. Download an Application Form ...

New additions to the SIPR Blog!
We have continued our fortnightly posts with two contributions on Evidence-Based Research. Firstly Professor Glorai Laycock, who discusses the new "What Works" Crime Reduction Toolkit, whilst David Hamilton, Scottish Police Federation, gives a plea to academics to use Police data responsibly. Contributions to the Blog welcomed :  visit the Blog for further information ...

The Police Foundation Conference, "Policing and protecting vulnerable people", 5 November 2014, BT Auditorium, London
Chaired by Sir Bill Jeffrey, the conference will will provide an opportunity to debate with and learn from some of the leading experts in the field about how the police (and their partners) can best respond to the challenge of reducing risk and harm and secure public protection at a time of declining resources. Complimentary drinks and buffet reception at the BT Tower for first 40 registrants! More ...

New database brings together 65 years of policing research from around the world
The University of Queensland, in collaboration with the Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) and the College of Policing have launched the world's first Global Policing Database is a searchable online bank of information for practitioners and academics. The available research covers the entire spectrum of policing and community safety analysis. The database will eventually hold up to 5,000 case studies dating back to 1950. More ...

The Centre for Search Research: Practical Search Skills / Incident Management - Managing the Initial Response. Newcastle, 11-12 November 2015.
The Centre for Search Research will be once again be running these two courses. The course consists of some classroom sessions but mostly outdoor practical work in both daylight and darkness. Course rates are: £140.00 (£100.00 for MR / SAR volunteers)for each course - see linked leaflet.  More ...

Identifying the Dead: Forensic Science and Human Identification
This free online course is a collaboration between the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and the crime writer Val McDermid. It builds on the world-leading work of CAHID in helping police in criminal investigations and identifying bodies in all manner of different circumstances, and aims to capture the high level of public interest in forensic science. Participants will be guided through the process of human identification and at the end of the course all will be revealed as participants will be able to download an ebook copy of a specially-written murder mystery exploring the life and death of the victim by international best-selling crime novelist Val McDermid. More ...

SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Awards - The Results!
This award was introduced 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. We are delighted to congratulate the winners, Elaine McLaughlin, Glasgow Caledonian University and Heather Horsburgh, UWS, who now have an opportunity for their research to have a direct impact on police practice in Scotland.  The results and outputs...

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in Criminology and/or Sociology of Law
There are two post-doctoral positions available at the Department of Criminology in Oslo. This would be an excellent position to work with Norwegian registry data. Researchers interested in longitudinal studies and spatial analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. There are excellent opportunities for collaboration with the other departments in Oslo, including Sociology. Application deadline - 20 August  More ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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: Abertay University 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 ...

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
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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