SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 92  -   December 2016

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Nick and Tim

POWERPOINTS AND PODCASTS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD : Scottish International Policing Conference 2016. Policing : Localism in a globalising world.
Professor Paul Ponsaers presented the 44th James Smart Memorial Lecture 'Policing European Metropolises: Convergence and Divergence in the Politics of Security in City-Regions'. With contributions from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, MSP, the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, Andrew Flanagan, and the Chief Constable of Scotland, Phil Gormley, QPM. The Conference explored the challenges of localism in relation to six themes: performance, partnership, prevention, place, public accountability, and people and organisational development, and the lessons learned from recent Scottish and international research. PowerPoints and Podcasts now available  More ...

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Emergency Services
People Leadership in the police service: Future Opportunities, Challenges and Directions. High quality articles are sought from either practitioner or academic perspective. Articles need to adopt a critical stance, which examines the issues in a robust and in-depth way. Controversy and challenge are welcome. Articles could provide a theoretical perspective or an analysis of what police leadership over the next decades is likely to look like - what demands its leaders will need to be equipped to face, what skills, qualities or capabilities leaders in the police will need to have, or what leadership culture will be required. Submission Deadline: Friday 28th April 2017 More ...

SAVE THE DATE!!! 3rd International Conference on Missing Children and Adults
To be held 14 to 16 June 2017, Abertay University, Dundee. Further information and a call for papers will be circulated shortly. If you have any questions regarding the conference at this stage, please feel free to contact one of the conference co-chairs: Dr Penny Woolnough: | Dr Karen Shalev-Greene: More ...

You have the Right to Remain Signing
This guide to communicating in interpreter-mediated police interviews is designed for police officers working in settings where they need to communicate with a deaf sign language user.  More ...

JUSTISIGNS : Tips for police dealing with deaf sign language users
This Poster has been produced by the Justisigns project team at Heriot-Watt University, and contains ten tips for police dealing with deaf sign language users  More ...

Responses to offending in residential care
This Report has been published by the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ), following concerns regarding the higher levels of criminalisation amongst looked after young people. Their study found that better relationships between the police and young people, wider support for residential staff and clearer communication could all play a key part in reducing the criminalisation of young people in residential care. The resulting report "Between a rock and a hard place: Responses to Offending in Residential Childcare"" highlights the multitude of factors and influences on decision making by residential staff when faced with offending behaviour. It also recommends that police involvement should be the last resort.  More ...

Tayside Suicide Research Network (TSRN) Seminar Series
This network is led by Dr Fhionna Moore, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Dundee, and is a collection of researchers and practitioners from across Tayside with a shared interest in better understanding suicide. Members come from a diverse range of perspectives including ecology, fatality review, nursing, English literature, art, geography, philosophy, biostatistics, general practice, psychology, mental health, student support, public protection, and population health. More ...

Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform
The Year 1 Summary Report for this 4-year project being undertaken by SIPR and partners has been published by the Scottish Government. An additional Annex (Evidence Review)is available at:  See

NEW SIPR BRIEFING : Effective policing with communities in fragile and conflict-affected states
This briefing paper summarises discussions and syndicate exercise presentation material developed by police practitioners during a five-day course delivered by Strategic Expertise International (SEI) in association with SIPR, Police Scotland and the Stabilisation Unit in January 2016, and funded as part of the European Union Police Services Training (EUPST II) programme designed to support police officers working in EU and other international operations.  More ...

What Works Centre - New publication: Mediation, mentoring and peer-support to reduce youth violence
This systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive account of the range of violence prevention programmes for young people (aged up to 25 years) who have either been involved in, or are identified as being at high-risk of violence, and that included contact and interaction with a 'peer mediator', a 'mentor', or an influential 'peer' (peer support).  More ...

Postgraduate Qualifications in Child Protection - Edinburgh Napier University
For experienced practitioners wishing to gain evidence of postgraduate study in Child Protection, the PG Certificate in Advanced Practice (Child Protection) at Edinburgh Napier University may be the ideal first step. Three 20-credit modules, each with one optional study day in Edinburgh, and studied over a 13-week period.  More ...

SEBP Conference, 2/3rd March 2017, Northampton
Speakers including the Behavioural Insight Team, Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Bath; Professor Lawrence Sherman from Cambridge University and Chief Constable David Thompson, West Midlands Police. There is an Early Bird Offer of £55 if you book soon!  More ...

Your contribution would be welcomed for the SIPR Blog!
Contributions to the Blog are welcomed. This blog has three purposes: to expand and extend critical debate nationally and internationally about current matters of policing practice, learning and leadership; to promote the use of research evidence in policing practice and policy; and to share knowledge about policing among police practitioners and leaders, researchers, educators, policy makers and community.  visit the Blog for further information ...

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!
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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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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