SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 65  -   January  2014

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Workshop, 7 March 2014, Perth Police Station, 11am - 3.45pm
This workshop aims to identify and evaluate the different models that have been used to think about the relationship between police and communities in Scotland. It will bring together police researchers, practitioners, historians, archivists and curators to discuss how past and present can be brought together for future benefit. In what ways can we learn from the past? How have communities changed in Scotland, and what does this mean for policing? What are the current challenges for local policing? How might police history be used to build links with local communities?

Speakers include: Alastair Dinsmor, Alistair Henry, Louise Jackson, Neil Davidson, ACC Mike McCormick, and Richard Sparks.

The workshop is one of two interdisciplinary events jointly organised by SIPR and the University of Edinburgh.


A second seminar on 'Police Amalgamations: Historical and Geographical Comparisons' will be held on Friday 2 May 2014. Details to be issued in due course.


Innovation and Resilience Conference 2014, 29 January, RBS Conference Centre, Gogarburn
A major conference combining the critical need for both innovation and resilience in delivering successful business performance in Scotland has been organised by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre. The speakers include ACC Ruaraidh Nicolson, Police Scotland, and Fergus Ewing MSP. Cost: £25 + VAT (SBRC Members), £75 + VAT (Non Members).  More ...

Call for Chapters : Exploring Criminal and Illegal Enterprise: New Perspectives on Research, Policy & Practice
Offers are invited for Volume V of the series 'Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research', Edited by Professor Gerard McElwee and Dr Robert Smith. A broad view of entrepreneurship including the criminal will be operationalized in the proposed book. Offers should be sent immediately as the official deadline is now past! Further details of topics to be covered ...

4th Annual Society of Evidence Based Policing Conference: The Road to Professionalism, Wednesday 5 March 2014 1 Plough Place, London
Following the success of their Winter 2013 Conference, hosted by SIPR in Edinburgh, the SEBP have announced the Programme for their 4th Annual Conference, which will include presentations by Prof Larry Sherman, Prof Martin Innes, Prof Shane Johnson, Dr Clifford Stott, as well as police practitioners. The conference is open to all members (Membership is free) at a cost of just £50 per delegate. Complete the Registration Form before 12 February: More ...

SIPR Annual Newsletter 2013
On 1st April 2013, a new era in the policing of Scotland began with the establishment of a national police service. For SIPR this transformative moment in policing creates a range of important opportunities to contribute to the independent assessment of this major public service reform. The Newsletter includes:

New appointments and Publications; What Works Centre for Crime Reduction; Strengthening SIPR's international relationships; Researching Procedural Justice; SIPR IMPAKT and Strategic Research & Knowledge Exchange Awards; Knowledge Exchange : past and forthcoming events

Download "SIPR Newsletter, 2013" (297 Kb)

The SIPR Annual Lectures, 2007-2012 and 2013 Against a background of a growing recognition of the value of evidence-based approaches to policing, this booklet contains the SIPR Annual Lectures delivered by Wesley Skogan (Nor thwestern University), Lawrence Sherman (University of Cambridge), Nick Tilley (University College, London), Betsy Stanko (Metropolitan Police Service) and Peter Neyroud (University of Cambridge). Download: "Policing: Connecting Evidence and Practice. SIPR Annual Lectures,2007-2012 ...

The 2013 Lecture The Power of Policing Partnerships was presented by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, Australia. This lecture focuses on the partnerships between police and schools, presenting results from the ABILITY Trial, and discusses the impact of police partnerships on the lives of young truants.
Download the Podcast and PowerPoint for the SIPR Annual Lecture, 2013 ...

Scottish International Policing Conference, Thursday 14 November 2013, South Hall, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
Supported by Selex ES and the Scottish Government, the theme of this year's conference was Innovation in Policing, and included The James Smart Memorial Lecture presented by Chuck Wexler, PERF, Washington DC. Contributions from the US, Europe, as well as Scotland, focused on the challenges of transforming information into intelligence, the importance of targeting interventions, and different approaches to enhancing trust and confidence in policing.   Podcasts and PowerPoints available to download ...

There are two new, exciting posts in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at Nottingham University. Following the introduction of two joint-honours undergraduate programmes (BA Criminology & Sociology; and BA Criminology & Social Policy) and a master's programme (MA Criminology & Criminal Justice) the School is looking to appoint a Chair and a Lecturer in Criminology  
Chair in Criminology ...
Lecturer in Criminology ...

Professional Matters: materialities and virtualities of professional learning. Second International ProPEL Conference, University of Stirling, UK, 25-27 June 2014
This upcoming conference in Professional Practice, Education and Learning will be a very lively event, with innovative researchers across policing, nursing, medicine, social work, education, government etc. FINAL REMINDER ... Abstracts were due 1st November 2013, but if you are very quick... More ...

National Rural Crime Seminar, Birmingham, 5 March 2014
With overall crime rates continuing to fall nationally, rural crime remains a stubborn exception to the rule and has in fact increased over the past few years.

This national seminar will provide a forum to discuss the future landscape of rural crime in the UK. It will explore how through the rebalancing of resources, rural communities can be best served
Further details: or + 44 (0) 845 052 9602

Translational Criminology - NEW ISSUE
Translational Criminology is the quarterly magazine from the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy at George Mason University USA. It contains a number of articles which may be of interest, including evidenc based policing and integrity, and crime analysis, as well as a report on the recent joint GMU-SIPR Symposium and Congressional Briefing More ...

Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: An overview of the current debate
This Research Briefing, from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, provides an overview of the current debate and sets out the research on why we need to think about gender inequality in understanding the causes and consequences of domestic abuse in order to work to prevent it. More ...

NEW BOOK : Policing Youth Violence, Transatlantic connections by Ross Deuchar
Around the world, violence is one of the leading causes of death among young people, and the police are often searching for the best means of preventing it. This book focuses on two cities with very different demographics, violence problems, and police cultures Cincinnati, Ohio and Glasgow, Scotland and their innovative and focused deterrence strategies. More ...

NEW BOOK : New challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy
Edited by Maria O'Neil, Ken Swinton & Aaron Winter (Abertay University), this collection comprises work by authors from a wide variety of academic and professional areas and perspectives, as well as different countries, on a variety of areas and issues related to or raised by the EU's Internal Security Strategy, from intelligence-led policing to human trafficking and port security. This book examines refinement of existing internal provisions on cross-border crime and the increasing external relations of the EU, from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives including law, geography, politics and practice. More ...

Select Bibliography of Scottish and contemporary policing. By Tim Heilbronn & Dr Daniel Donnelly, 6th edition, July 2013
The sixth edition of this bibliography builds on the previous editions, released between 2007 and 2012, with the addition of publications produced during 2012, and is offered as a starting-point for identifying material which may be of value in researching Scottish policing. It lists recent work (1679 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 ...

NEW BOOK : Centralizing Forces? Comparative Perspectives on Contemporary Police Reform in Northern and Western Europe
This new book, edited by Nicholas Fyfe, Jan Terpstra and Pieter Tops, provides critical insights into police reform in different national contexts and a snapshot of a dynamic European policing landscape in which the contours of the relationships between police organizations, governments and citizens are being redrawn. More ...

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. More information ... More information on the course...

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