SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 102  -   February / March 2018

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PhD Studentship: Policing everyday cybercrime: the geographies and culture of local cybercrime policing
The University of Dundee is delighted to offer a 1+3 or +3 ESRC PhD Collaborative Studentship in partnership with Police Scotland and the Scottish Institute for Policing Research on the above topic. The studentship will commence on 10th September 2018. Deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday, 12th March 2018. Interviews will be held on 29th March 2018.  More ...

Mission Challenges, Lessons Learned and Guiding Principles: Policing with Communities in Fragile and Conflict Affected States
This collection of practitioner-led essays, edited by SIPR Associate Georgina Sinclair, and Rohan Burdett, an Independent Security and Justice Consultant, has been published in association with SIPR, and seeks to contribute to empirically driven research within the context of the global security agenda, and to raise awareness of the challenges encountered by police within international mission environments, and of lessons learned and guiding principles. Read Georgina's Blog ...  More ...

Latest addition to the SIPR Blog!
Postgraduate Student, Robert Skinner (Heriot-Watt), asks questions in his study about how the police can appropriately serve deaf people, whose preferred language is British Sign Language (BSL), and raises awareness about how deaf people can and should be included in the development of our publicly funded services.  visit the Blog for further information ...

QMU's PhD bursary competition is now open!
Two of these projects are highly relevant to policing; please bring to the attention of suitable students. The bursary covers tuition as well as provides an annual stipend and a small research budget. These projects are on: eyewitness identification - particularly timely given the upcoming code of practice for identification: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/media/4209/cass-phd-bursary-topics-2018.pdf (BUR18-03); and one on older persons with dementia who go missing: https://www.qmu.ac.uk/media/4210/cpcpr-phd-bursary-topics-2018.pdf (BUR18-17).  More ...

Taming the Wicked: the Role of Partnerships, Canterbury, 20-21 June 2018
Speakers at this event, organised by Canterbury Christ Church University, and being held on 20th and 21st June at Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, include our Dr Liz Aston (Edinburgh Napier). Liz will speak on the Unity Project in her talk entitled "Blue light consultancy - community engagement". Other speakers include Prof Maurice Punch, Dr Ian Hesketh, Dr Karen Lumsden and Emma Williams More ...

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS! International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health, October 2018
The 4th International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health will be held in Toronto from 21-24 October 2018. The Call for Abstracts is now open, with a Deadline of 2 April, for the LEPH2018 conference which addresses the challenging intersection of law enforcement and public health. As we are hosting LEPH 2019 in Edinburgh next year they are offering a group discount to get as many from Scotland to Canada in October as possible.  More ...

Crimes against Humans and Crimes against Humanity: Implications for Modern Criminology, 29 August - 1 September 2018, Sarajevo.
The 18th Conference of the ESC will be held on 29.08-01.09 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina with the above theme. The World War I started with an event that took place in Sarajevo (the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia), and the same century ended with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, so this is a fitting topic.  More ...

Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland, Monday 18th June 2018 - Friday 22nd June 2018
This annual IHRN training programme aims at enhancing the skills of justice sector personnel, consultants, managers etc., in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. The programme is designed for people working in the justice sector (with state or non-state institutions) or undertaking Rule of law/Governance assignments (e.g. UN, EC Framework Contract Lot 7 - Governance and Home Affairs) as well as justice sector personnel wishing to adapt their expertise for international consultancy work. More ...

The Police Foundation Annual Lecture, 3 July, Royal Society of Arts
The Police Foundation has announced that their annual John Harris Memorial Lecture will be given by the Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, on 3 July at the Royal Society of Arts, London. This is an invitation-only event and requests to attend should be directed to Sue.Roberts@police-foundation.org.uk. 

American Society of Evidence-Based Policing annual conference, 21-22 May, Philadelphia
The American Society of Evidence-Based Policing is hosting their 2nd annual conference on May 21-22, 2018 at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Areas of research being presented include: de-escalation, cybercrime, body worn cameras, predictive policing violence reduction, officer-led research initiatives, officer wellness and race and bias.  More ...

'Brexit, Policing and Security' : international survey
This survey is being conducted by researchers from Belgium, French and British universities. The research is specifically aimed at policing, border, immigration and legal professionals (private and public sector) involved with cross border working across Europe with the UK. The researchers are keen to collect personal views of professionals working in this sector. This is an anonymous survey and will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.
If you would like further information, please contact Dr Stephen Tong at Canterbury Christ Church University via email steve.tong@canterbury.ac.uk.
 
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Select Bibliography of Scottish and contemporary policing. By Tim Heilbronn, 9th edition, December 2017
The Ninth edition of this bibliography builds on the previous editions with the addition of publications produced during 2015 and 2016, and is offered as a starting-point for identifying material which may be of value in researching Scottish policing. It lists recent work (2,643 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 ...

Articles invited for Crisis Response Journal, and discounted offer for subscriptions
Crisis Response Journal (www.crisis-response.com) is the foremost international publication focusing on resilience and crisis management issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. Those in the SIPR network are invited to submit content/articles for consideration to the editor in chief, Emily Hough at emily@crisis-response.com. Offer for the SIPR network: a 50% discount in subscription. Full individual - hard copy delivered four times per year and full access to digital editions and archive - normally £100 Discounted price: £50. Or Digital - full access to digital editions and archive - normally £60, discoutned: £30. To take advantage of this, visit https://crisis-response.com/subscribe/ and enter the discount code 99950 when prompted.  More ...

First Responder Guide for cybercrime and digital forensics.
The First Responder Guide (FRG) was developed by Droman Solutions Ltd, Police Scotland and Abertay University as an innovative approach to a number of challenges facing the police in dealing with cybercrime and digital evidence. The platform enables the user of a tablet to enter a 3D environment and interact with objects and characters, making decisions and solving challenges. An independent Evaluation, by Miranda Alcock, of a training pilot has been published, detailing the key findings from the responses of 98 participants who attended six pilot training days. More ...

Children and Young People in Custody in Scotland: Looking Behind the Data
The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) has published a report encouraging reflection about children and young people in Scotland's justice system, particularly those detained in custody. Through offering insights into what we know about children and young people and what is happening within youth justice, the report seeks to provide a basis for discussions to inform improvement.  More ...

Queen Margaret University - Work-based Professional Doctorates
The Professional doctorate at QMU is designed for experienced professionals across all sectors and is based in a work context. The Professional doctorate consists of 3 work based modules plus a thesis. 1.Theory and Context of professional practice; 2.Developing and Evaluating professional Practice; 3. Doctoral research; 4. Thesis. You will become confident and competent to use your skills to tackle emergent issues in practice. More ...

Stirling University - MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate in Applied Professional Studies
Applications for autumn 2018 modules open now - advance your career with postgraduate study at the University of Stirling. Our MSc Applied Professional Studies provides a flexible range of study options in the fields of Child Welfare and Protection and Adult Services, Support and Protection. See our webpage or call 01786 467681 for further information.  More ...

Society of Evidence Based Policing at the Open University, Annual Spring Conference, 1 - 2 March 2018
The Open University's Centre for Policing Research and Learning contributes through research, education and knowledge exchange to the work of police forces as they adapt to a changing policing landscape, with its greater emphasis on evidence-based practice. The conference will showcase new research and knowledge across all areas of policing. Cost: £85. 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 ...

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Tim Heilbronn
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Scottish Institute for Policing Research,
School of Social & Environmental Sciences,
University of Dundee,
Dundee DD1 4HN

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