SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 34  -   December 2010

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Revitalising Distressed Neighbourhoods - Quantitative Evaluation Approaches. 13th December, 4-5.30 p.m., University of Edinburgh
This Seminar, organised by AQMeN (Applied Quantitative Methods Network)will be given by George Galster, Professor of Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, USA. Venue: Lecture Theatre 4, University of Edinburgh, Business School, 29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh  Register for the event ...

British Crime Survey 2007-2008: Teaching dataset
This teaching dataset is a subset of the original data. The addition of 10 scalar variables using variables from the BCS 2007-2008 dataset facilitates the teaching of a range of statistical techniques including correlations and linear regression techniques. More ...

AQMeN: Small Grants Scheme - second call open
The second call for AQMeN's Small Collaborative Grants Scheme is now open.The scheme aims to encourage members of the network to work collaboratively on small-scale research, training, knowledge exchange or dissemination projects involving the use of methods in any area of social sciences. Three grants of £3000 are available. Closing date is Friday 28th January 2011  More ...

2009/10 Scottish Crime and Justice Survey: Main Findings
The main findings of the Report were published on November 2nd and can be downloaded  here .... Also published are additional data tables displaying results from the SCJS broken down by demographic variables such as age, gender and socio economic characteristics as well as by Police Force and Community Justice Authority Area, which can be accessed here ....

ESRC Knowledge Exchange Schemes - call for applications opens 5th November
The call includes Knowledge Exchange Small Grants which will provide between £2,000 - £10,000 of funding (non FEC) for knowledge exchange and impact generating activity per application.  More ...

International Master's Programme in Criminology, Governance and Police Science
This distance learning Masters is offered by the Ruhr-University Bochum (Law Faculty), Germany, in cooperation with the University College Ghent (GaPS), Belgium, with financial support by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). A 50% reduction in tuition fees is offered to SIPR members.  More ...

4th Annual iIIRG Conference, 1-3 June 2011, University of Abertay Dundee
"Putting theory into practice: research and specialist interviews". There will also be a pre-conference Masterclass on Cognitive Interviewing, 30-31 May 2011. Call for Papers and Practitioner Case Studies. Submision deadline 14 January 2011.  More ...

Criminal Justice in Scotland , 10th February 2011, 10 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Following the publication of the book by Hazel Croall, Gerry Mooney and Mary Munro(see below), a half day seminar is to be held at The Open University in Scotland Office to discuss what are the strengths of criminal justice in Scotland, what are the main problems with it - and what changes are desirable - and achievable?  More ...

Policing and European Studies
Since the publication of the EU's Stockholm Programme, there is now a strategy which will bring many changes to EU cross border policing, both within the EU, and with third countries. Booking for the conference entitled Policing the Frontier in Post-Stockholm Europe, 25th February 2011, University of Abertay Dundee is now open. More ...

International Summer School on Organized Crime, Macedonia, 3-16 July 2011
During this two-week period, around 25 selected students and practitioners will have the unique opportunity to enrich their knowledge, discuss and critically analyse new security threats and challenges with international experts. Deadine for applications 28 March 2011. Flyer...    Application form...

16th World Congress of the ISC, 5-9 August 2011, Kobe, Japan
Wes Skogan is facilitating presentations on policing at the World Congress of Criminology next August. The deadline for submitting Papers and Panels is 31 January 2011. There is an early Registrtaion Fee before this date of USD 360, so register now! More ...

Policing Scotland - Second Edition
Edited by Daniel Donnelly and Kenneth Scott (University of the West of Scotland). This fully updated and expanded new version builds upon the success of the first edition and aim to provide an up-to-date and authoritative account of recent developments and provide an overview of policing in Scotland, with an updated description of the basic factual information about Scottish policing as it stands in the present age.  More ...

Criminal Justice in Scotland
Edited by Hazel Croall, Gerry Mooney, Mary Munro. The existence of the separate criminal jurisdiction in Scotland is ignored by most criminological texts purporting to consider crime and criminal justice in 'Britain' or the 'UK'. This book aims to fill a gap for a text that offers a critically informed analysis and understanding of crime and criminal justice in contemporary Scotland. will be an essential text for students in Scotland taking courses in criminology, sociology, social policy, social sciences, law and police sciences, as well as criminal justice practitioners and policy makers in Scotland.  More ...

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
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