SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 84  -   December 2015 / January  2016

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On behalf of the Executive Committee of SIPR, thank you for all your support during the past year, and we wish you well over the festivities.

Nick and Tim

Building a Scottish Cyber Resilience Research Community. Monday 15th February, 10.00 - 16.00, Scottish Police College, Tulliallan
This event is being organised to find opportunities for academics to work with colleagues in universities, policing, and industry in Scotland and beyond in the area of cyber resilience. Co-hosted by the SIPR, the Scottish Informatics and Computing Science Alliance, and Police Scotland, it will give researchers from different academic disciplines with an interest in the field the chance to talk about their work and share ideas about future projects with potential partners. Limit 40 places  Book your place ...

Policing and Data Science: Challenges and Opportunities, Thursday 18th February, 09.00 - 17.00, The City Observatory, University of Strathclyde.
The workshop aims to bring together academics and practitioners to explore current issues and challenges faced in policing practice and policy making, and the opportunities that Data Science can afford in addressing these.

Co-hosted by the University of Strathclyde and Dundee Business School (Abertay University), it will give academics from different disciplines with an interest in policing the opportunity to: enhance their awareness of the challenges currently faced in the field, expand their research agendas, and build partnerships for collaborative research and knowledge exchange activities within and across research institutions, law enforcement agencies and other practitioners. Places are FREE and participants' travel costs will be COVERED by the workshop organisers. But places are LIMITED TO 20 and must be booked by FRIDAY 29th JANUARY at:

Drug Courts and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy interventions added to the What Works Crime Reduction Toolkit
Drug courts are specially designed for offenders who are drug users or drug addicts. They integrate drug treatment services with criminal justice system case processing. Overall, evidence from the US suggests drug courts reduce reoffending. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for offenders aims to build their cognitive skills and restructure biased or distorted thinking. Overall, the evidence suggests that CBT has reduced crime.  More ...

Partner, exhibitor and commercial speaking opportunities - International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference 25-26 February 2016, Manchester Central Conference Centre.
The UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science hosts the International Crime and Intelligence Analysis Conference. The conference also showcases excellence in analysis by hosting the Association of Crime and Intelligence Analysts annual awards. More ...

International Conference on CyberCrime and Computer Forensics (ICCCF), Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Vancouver, Canada, 12-14 June 2016
The call for papers closes on January 29th, 2016. Qualified papers will be considered for indexing and publication in the IEEE's Xplore Digital Library. The conference will also have a poster session, and several student panels where students will be invited to present papers on "open" topics related to cybercrime and computer forensics. 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 ...

Call for papers British Crime Historians Symposium, University of Edinburgh,7-8th October 2016
The British Crime Historians Symposium meets every two years as a forum for discussion, debate and the presentation of research for all aspects of the history of crime, law, justice, policing, punishment and social regulation. The organisers welcome proposals for individual papers as well as panels, which should be emailed as an attached Word document to by 31 March 2016.  

Select Bibliography of Scottish and contemporary policing. By Tim Heilbronn & Dr Daniel Donnelly, 8th edition, October 2015
The eighth edition of this bibliography builds on the previous editions with the addition of publications produced during 2014, and is offered as a starting-point for identifying material which may be of value in researching Scottish policing. It lists recent work (2,114 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 ...

New additions to the SIPR Blog!
Professor Ioan Fazey, University of Dundee, argues that the gap between Research and Practice is largely artificial, and Elaine McLaughlin, Glasgow Caledonian University, discusses her research on a police response to women with an insecure immigration status experiencing domestic abuse. Contributions to the Blog welcomed :  visit the Blog for further information ...

Policing and European Studies, 29th April 2016, Abertay University
Call for Papers for: Developing the EU Agenda on Security. Areas of interest include (but are not confined to):Full compliance with fundamental rights; Transparency, accountability and democratic control; Better application and implementation of existing EU legal instruments, " More joined up inter-agency and cross-sectoral approaches; and Bringing together the internal and external dimensions of security. Closing date for offers, 29th January 2016 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 ...

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

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