SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 35  -   January 2011

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SIPR Police Bibliography
The Fourth Edition of the SIPR Bibliography is now available, with the addition of publications from 2010. This collection of 976 is offered as a starting-point for identifying material which may be of value in researching Scottish policing. It attempts to list recent work which has been carried out by researchers in Scotland and/or about policing in Scotland.  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 ...

Do child-centred policies undermine family rights? 4.30 - 6.00 p.m., 14 February, University of Edinburgh
This knowledge exchange event will be held in room 1.07, Main Library, George Square, Edinburgh. Keynote speakers are Janice McGhee (School of Social and Political Science); Anne Stafford (Centre for Learning in Child Protection); and Kay Tisdale/Sarah Cunningham Burley (Centre for Research on Families and Relationships).  More ...

Gender Bias - CCTV and Surveillance, 22nd February 2011
In collaboration with the Scottish Police College, the Scottish Institute for Policing Research is very pleased to offer a limited number of specially-priced places on this full-day seminar which examines gender bias in CCTV and surveillance.
These places are available for academics, policy makers, and others non-police employees. PLEASE NOTE: Police staff should book through their SPOC
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Criminal Justice Social Work Statistics, 2009-10 published
The publication includes details of Social Enquiry Reports, Community Service Orders, Probation Orders, Supervised Attendance Orders, Drug Treatment and Testing Orders, Statutory Throughcare, Home Circumstance Reports, Diversion from Prosecution, Bail Information and Court Services and Home Detention Curfews. More ...

International Master's Programme in Criminology, Governance and Police Science
This distance learning Masters is offered by the Ruhr-University Bochum (Law Faculty), Germany, in cooperation with the University College Ghent (GaPS), Belgium, with financial support by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). A 50% reduction in tuition fees is offered to SIPR members.  More ...

Criminal Justice in Scotland , 10th February 2011, 10 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, 1.30pm to 4.30pm.
Following the publication of the book by Hazel Croall, Gerry Mooney and Mary Munro(see below), a half day seminar is to be held at The Open University in Scotland Office to discuss what are the strengths of criminal justice in Scotland, what are the main problems with it - and what changes are desirable - and achievable?  More ...

Policing and European Studies, 25 February, University of Abertay Dundee
Since the publication of the EU's Stockholm Programme, there is now a strategy which will bring many changes to EU cross border policing, both within the EU, and with third countries. Booking for the conference 'Policing the Frontier in Post-Stockholm Europe', is now open. More ...

12th Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology, 31 March - 2 April 2011, Amsterdam.
The call for offers for this year's conference, titled ‘Crime, Criminalistics and Criminal Psychology: New Directions in Investigative Behavioural Science’ is now open. More ...

Punishment & Society: Politics & Culture, 11-13 May, Edinburgh
The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research is a key sponsor for this International Conference which will explore issues around why societies punish as they do, and what drives change in styles and levels of punishment over time. Speakers include David Garland, Loïc Wacquant, Shadd Maruna, Lesley McAra and Fergus McNeill. More ...

4th Annual iIIRG Conference, 1-3 June 2011, University of Abertay Dundee
"Putting theory into practice: research and specialist interviews". There will also be a pre-conference Masterclass on Cognitive Interviewing, 30-31 May 2011. Registration is now open.  To register ...

Cyberforensics 2011, 27-28 June, University of Strathclyde
Offers of papers are invited for the above conference which will cover cybercrime, security and digital forensics. Deadline for submissions, 18th February. More ...

International Summer School on Organized Crime, Macedonia, 3-16 July 2011
During this two-week period, around 25 selected students and practitioners will have the unique opportunity to enrich their knowledge, discuss and critically analyse new security threats and challenges with international experts. Deadine for applications 28 March 2011. Flyer...    Application form...

16th World Congress of the ISC, 5-9 August 2011, Kobe, Japan
Wes Skogan is facilitating presentations on policing at the World Congress of Criminology next August. The deadline for submitting Papers and Panels has been extended to 30 April 2011. There is an early Registration Fee before 31 January of USD 360, so register now! More ...

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

Tel: 01382 384205
Mob: 07754 271562