SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 46  -   February 2012

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Preventing Terrorism: The priority of prosecution and the perversion of criminal justice. 8th February, University of Glasgow, 4.30 - 6.00pm
Professor Lucia Zedner (University of Oxford) will speak at this Seminar organised by SCCJR, University of Glasgow and the Scottish Centre for Crime & Justice Research. All are welcome.  More ...

Dundee Policing and Criminal Justice Group, Wednesday 15th February, Carnelley Building Conference Room (C2.20), University of Dundee, 1-2 pm
Dr Genevieve Lennon will speak to the group about the different legal approaches to policing powers under the 'sus' law in the UK and Ireland and a comparable vagrancy law in the USA. All welcome - bring your sandwiches!

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 ...

Cybersecurity and Data Protection. 10th February, Edinburgh
Organised by Holyrood Magazine, this event will discuss how UK Government's Cyber Security Strategy will be implemented across Scottish public services. Speakers include Professor Bill Buchanan, Edinburgh Napier, and government and industry representatives from within Scotland and the UK, who will consider what steps Scotland needs to take in order to protect its cyber infrastructure. 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 women's offending and 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 'urban' themes within the ongoing global crisis. More ...

Policing and European Studies
Booking for this UACES funded conference, "New challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy" is now open. The conference will be held at University of Abertay Dundee on Friday 30th March 2012. For further information, please see the following link, or contact Maria O'Neill at 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 ...

Evidence Evaluation With Graphs. 26th April, University of Edinburgh, 12.30 - 2.00pm
This AQMeN seminar, by Dr Colin Aitken, School of Mathematics and Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning, University of Edinburgh, is free, but spaces are limited. The technique will be illustrated by an example in offender profiling motivated by an investigation of sexually motivated child murders in the 1990's. BOOK NOW!  More ...

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

The Evolving EU Counter-terrorism legal framework, by Maria O'Neill. Published: Routledge.
This new book, by Maria O'Neill, University of Abertay, is the first comprehensive exposition of EU anti-terrorism law, bringing together laws and policies on terrorism from across the three distinct EU pillars, as well as exploring the legal framework for EU external relations in counter-terrorism.  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 ...

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 ...

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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