SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 45  -   December 2011

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The Fifth SIPR Annual Lecture
Observations from a decade on the inside: Policing cultures and evidence based policing Professor Betsy Stanko, Deputy Head, Strategy, Research and Analysis Unit - Metropolitan Police Service.  Slides and podcast available to download ...

Police Governance and Accountability in Comparative Perspective: Centralism, Localism and Democratic Policing
This conference, held on 4th November 2011 at the Royal Society of Edinburgh, was the first in a series of events funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts & Humanities Network Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present.  Download podcast ...

Professor Peter Manning, Democratic policing in a changing world.
A podcast of the lecture given by Professor Peter Manning at the University of Edinburgh on 8th November is available to download. Professor Manning is a renowned expert in policing research, who is currently researching the transformation of policing in Ireland since the Patten Report.  Download podcast ...

Mad mobs and Englishmen?: Myths and realities of the 2011 riots
SIPR researcher Professor Steve Reicher (St Andrews University) along with Clifford Stott (Liverpool University) has just published a very affordable e-book analysing the riots in London and other English cities in 2011. Recommended by George Akerlof, Nobel Prize-Winner in Economics, for both students and practitioners. Purchase e-book through Amazon ...

The Unique Knowledge and Practice of Scottish Rural Policing: implications for governance, supervision, support and training in times of austerity.
This conference, held on 28th November at Northern Constabulary, Inverness, shared the findings of a pilot study, conducted in partnership with Northern Constabulary, and funded by SIPR, the Carnegie Foundation and the Stirling School of Education.  Download podcast ...

International Police Cooperation under the Looking Glass: New Perspectives on Theory, Methodology and Empirical Research. University Amsterdam, 15 December 2011
The aim of this seminar is to bring together experienced policing scholars with academics who have recently concluded academic research on police co-operation or who are in the final stages of their PhD-research. More ...

The 4th Annual Holyrood Policing in 21st Cenentury Scotland Conference, 23 January, Edinburgh
Speakers include: CC Kevin Smith & CC David Strang (ACPOS), Cllr Pat Watters (COSLA), ACC Alistair Finlay (PSNI) and Andrew Laing (HMICS). This event will give an impartial platform to discuss the impact reform will have on jobs and community safety as well as hearing how the reform agenda will impact on the many other public and community bodies who work closely with the police. More ...

The Emergency Response to Terrorism - An Assessment 16th February 2012, Upper College Hall, University of St Andrews
This one-day conference will assess past, current and future threats in the UK and the look at the emergency response to terrorism. It seeks to examine previous responses, will address the current threat touching on the upcoming Olympics and will also look at the legacy of 7/7, biological weapons and the use of the public as first responders  More ...

Youth in Crisis, Ayr Campus, University of the West of Scotland, 21-22 February 2012
This two-day conference, hosted by UWS: Youth, Social Justice and Inclusive Education network, coordinated by Professor Ross Deuchar, seeks to explore the current challenges facing young people across the UK in terms of social disadvantage, urban deprivation, territoriality, violence and the social and political mistrust of youth.  More ...

Which way now? New directions in evidence based and gender informed practice. 5-6 March 2012, Dunblane Hydro Hotel.
This conference, organised by the Risk Management Authority, will explore understanding of womenís offendingand the very significant advances that have been made by academic and practitioner researchers. More ...

Security, policing and social control, 15-16 March 2012, University of York
CURB (the Centre for Urban Research) have released details of a series of (limited attendance) conferences that will take place over the next two years, contextualising a range of core Ďurbaní themes within the ongoing global crisis. More ...

Policing and European Studies
the EUís Internal Security Strategy has highlighted new areas for development within the EU cross border law enforcement framework. Changing political and security realities are also having an impact on the EU law enforcement landscape. New challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy, 30th March 2012, University of Abertay Dundee. More ...

8th Congress, British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (BASPCAN), 15-18 April 2012, Queen's University, Belfast.
Keeping Children Safe in an Uncertain World: Learning from Evidence and Practice. Keynote speakers include Prof Brigid Daniel, University of Stirling More ...

5th Annual iIIRG Conference, 24-26 June 2012, Toronto, Canada
Additonal Pre-Conference Masterclass on suspect interviewing utilising the PEACE model of interviewing. Call for Papers and Practitioner Case Studies. Submision deadline 6 January 2012.  More ...

Child Protection Conference - PowerPoint slides available to download
A multi-disciplinary conference aimed at child protection professionals and those working in related fields took place at the University of Dundee, organised by the School of Law, on 1 September, chaired by Peter Wilson and with support from SIPR.  Speakers' presentations and papers ...

SIPR Research Summaries - new additions
Tackling youth gang issues on campus - a case study Robert Smith, RGU & Liz Frondigoun, Glasgow Caledonian University
Rural policing: understanding police knowledge and practice in rural communities. Tara Fenwick et al, University of Stirling
Take control - a road safety education evaluation Hayley Kelly et al, Grampian Police

Managing Territorial Gang Violence with Young People
This 'Roadshow", run by Prof Ross Deuchar, University of the West of Scotland, can be delivered to forces in their chosen venue, with a minimum of 10-12 participants. It includes case studies and first hand illustrations of how reformed gang members have turned their lives around through exposure to conflict management strategies and mentoring approaches delivered through multi-agency partnerships.  More ...

Crime and justice research collection
Designed to explain and explore crime and justice issues, this on-line crime and justice collection, compiled by the Institute for Research Innovation in Social Services, contains a mixture of podcasts and videos likely to be of interest to academics and students. More ...

Free access to the Scottish Human Rights Journal
The Journal gives current and detailed analysis of human rights issues in Scotland and beyond, focusing on all areas of legal practice, combining practical articles with case law reports and commentary. Editions will usually appear with a six month time lag. More ...

SIPR Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Policing Studies launched
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 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 ...

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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