SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 57  -   February 2013

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AQMeN Research Fellow positions
The Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) is seeking to recruit three postdoctoral Research Fellows at the University of Edinburgh. Two of these will be based in the Law School and will have a criminological focus, and the third will be based in the School of Education. Closing date 25th February. Please see the following links: 
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SEBP Annual Conference 2013: Evidence based policing, the new normality
The Society of Evidence Based Policing's third annual conference will be supported by SIPR, and hosted by the Law School, University of Edinburgh, at the prestigious location of the Playfair Library on Wednesday 13th February 2013. Speakers to include: Professor Besty Stanko, Met Police; Professor Larry Sherman, Cambridge; Peter Neyroud, Cambridge; Fiona Gabbert, Abertay; Paul Quinton, NPIA; Louise Grove, Loughborough.

The conference (priced £50) is open to all members of the Society of Evidence Based Policing, which you can join for free by completing the application form. Please contact the Secretary of the Society, at SecretarySEBP@gmp.pnn.police.uk or 0161 856 2376 to register.
 

International Policy and Practice in Police Interpreting, Heriot-Watt University, 15th February, 10.00 - 15.15.
Heriot-Watt University is organising a forum to both present the findings of the ImPLI EU Project on International Policy and Practice in Police Interpreting and to offer an opportunity for discussion. As places are limited, you should email the conference assistant, LeeWilliamson as soon as possible, to confirm whether you will be attending. More ...

Suggestibility in Legal Contexts - and how to avoid it. London South Bank University, Thursday, 21 March 2013 from 09:30 to 16:30
A one-day CPD event for lawyers, police, expert witnesses, intermediaries, social workers, and other interested parties.Topics covered include consideration of the various way suggestibility can occur, the relationship between suggestibility and vulnerability factors and witness interview techniques. The speakers include Fiona Gabbert (formerly Abertay, and now Goldsmiths University of London); David La Rooy (Abertay) and Anne Ridley (London South Bank University).  More ...

Cultural Representations of Crime and Policing: Scottish and International Perspectives, Past and Present. 16-17 April 2013, West Park Conference Centre, Dundee
The aim of the conference is to explore the ways in which crime and policing have been understood and portrayed in popular culture from the Enlightenment to the present day. The focus will be on both the Scottish experience and the wider international context.

The Conference will include a FREE Public Session with Professor Sue Black in conversation with crime novelists Stuart MacBride and Linda Stratmann. Key themes include the extent to which cultural representations of crime and policing - for example print and visual media, both fictional and non-fictional - differ from realities, and how far media portrayals shape popular understandings of crime and policing.

The event is aimed at a wide range of academic disciplines, criminal justice practitioners, and cultural media.

Further information on the Programme and Registration...

Young People and Violence: Research and Engagement, Glasgow Caledonian University, May 16th 9.30 - 3.00.
This conference, organised by the Gender-Based Violence Research Network at GCU, costs £25, and includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited. Speakers:Dr Melanie McCarry, Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire; Ellie Hutchinson, Prevention Worker, Scottish Women's Aid; Professor David Gadd, Centre for Criminology, University of Manchester. Programme and booking details ...

Missing Persons in a European context: research, practitioner and policy perspectives, 17th May 2013 in Brussels
The aims of the seminar are to share findings from recent and current research on missing persons, to understand the challenges faced by practitioners and policy makers with responsibilities for missing persons, and to help build an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional European network of those working in this field.

Attendance is FREE, and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Attendees will be responsible for their own transport and accommodation.

Further information on the Programme and Registration...

New Book - Municipal Policing in the European Union: Comparative Perspectives
This book, by Danny Donnelly, reviews how traditional municipal policing has evolved in a number of European Union countries considering a range of topics including history, community policing, civilianisation, auxiliaries, surveillance, governance and politics. Donnelly provides an exclusive vista of EU policing at a time of increasing collaboration  More ...

Dawes Trust Bursaries
The University of Glasgow is pleased to announce the launch of the new Dawes Trust PhD Bursaries and welcomes applications from prospective PhD candidates whose proposed PhD study falls within the objects of the charity.Key criteria for proposals are that the research must bear on crime affecting the United Kingdom, and must be relevant to criminal justice policy and/or criminal justice practice.  More ...

International Policing Conference 2012 - SLIDES AND PODCASTS AVAILABLE
the conference was the first time that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, the newly appointed Chair of the Scottish Police Authority and the future Chief Constable of Scotland set out publicly their visions for the new Police Service of Scotland. Slides and podcast available to download...

The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture - SLIDES AND PODCAST AVAILABLE
The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture, The new police professionalism - democracy, evidence based practice and a 21st century profession was presented by Peter Neyroud CBE QPM. Peter Neyroud is a former Chief Constable, Chief Executive for the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and a widely published author of books, articles and papers on policing and Editor of the Oxford Journal of Policing. His last major piece of work in policing was a "fundamental review of Police Leadership and Training" for the Home Secretary, which was published in April 2011.  Slides and podcast available to download...

Policy Transfer in Policing: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives - SLIDES AND PODCASTS AVAILABLE
This conference was the third in a series of events funded by a RSE Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present. Speakers: Bjorn Furuhagen (Uppsala University, Sweden); Jarrett Blaustein (University of Edinburgh); Georgina Sinclair (International Centre for Crime, Policing and Justice, Open University); Liam O’Shea (University of St Andrews)  Slides and podcast available to download...

Police and Community in Twentieth-Century Scotland: a Social History
A new project examining the relationship between police officers and the diverse urban and rural communities they served in Scotland c.1900-1970 recently started at the University of Edinburgh, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Former officers who served in the west and north of Scotland in the 1940s-60s who would be interested in volunteering for interview should contact Dr Neil Davidson (Neil.Davidson@ed.ac.uk) More ...

North West Policing Research Symposium, Liverpool John Moores University, Wednesday 20th February 2013
The aim of this event is to showcase innovative, interdisciplinary policing scholarship being produced by universities and policing stakeholders across the North West. The event is targeted at universities and policing stakeholders nationally. This is a free event, but Registration is necessary. Speakers include Peter Neyroud (University of Cambridge), Anda Bayliss (College of Policing), and Ross Deuchar, UWS.  More ...

First International Conference on Missing Children and Adults, 18-20th of June 2013, University of Portsmouth
The conference will be partnered by Missing People, CEOP, UK Missing Persons Bureau and the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons. Offers are invited for papers and posters on: Geographies of missing persons; Risk Assessment; Search and rescue strategies; Child protection; The social experience of going missing; Criminal activity; Policing; International approaches to missing; Vulnerable adults.  More ...

CPD Course - University of Abertay. "How good are my interviews? Assuring quality for child interviewers"
This CPD course, run by SIPR-funded lecturer David La Rooy at the University of Abertay, is a practical system for maintaining and improving interview skills based on best-practice guidelines and scientific research. For further details contact Laura Jeffrey, CPD Administrator, University of Abertay.  More ...

NEW LEAFLET... SIPR Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Policing Studies
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. Download a new leaflet to see what current students say about the Course in a case study... More information on the course...



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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e-mail: t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk
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