Issue 30   July 2010

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The SIPR Annual Conference "Policing in an age of austerity" and the SPSA "New developments in forensics" Conference
This year we are combining the normal SIPR Annual Conference (14th September) with a special event in collaboration with the SPSA on 15th September to celebrate the opening of the new forensic science laboratory in Dundee. We will be showcasing the latest forensics research, and participants will also be able to attend a Reception at the new £23.3 million laboratory. Participants will be able to attend either or both days. Book before 31st July for the "early-bird" fee. More ...

The SIPR Fourth Annual Lecture "Discipline and discretion", University of Strathclyde, 30th September 2010
Presented by Professor Nick Tilley, Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London. Professor Tilley will focus on the role of discipline and discretion in delivering an improvement agenda. The key question is, 'What forms of discretion and discipline create what patterns of improvement or deterioration in what contexts?'

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 ...

Geographic Information Systems for police managers. Thursday, 31st August 2010, Scottish Police College
In collaboration with the Scottish Police College we are very pleased to offer a very limited number of specially-priced places on this full-day seminar which examines Geographic Information Systems for police managers.  More ...

Workshop: Anti-social behaviour, securing the public realm and partnership approaches
Wednesday September 22nd 2010, School of the Built and Natural Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University. This FREE Workshop will include a number of speakers with a range of expertise (community safety, policing, criminology, landscape architecture), but the emphasis of the day will be to enable participants to share experience, expertise and learning.  More ...

AQMeN Lecture: Some uses (and abuses?) of regression
Professor John Curtice, Tuesday 10th August 2010, 6.30 - 7.30 p.m., University of Strathclyde. Professor Curtice conducts research into social and political attitudes, electoral behaviour, electoral systems and survey research methods in Scotland, Britain and comparatively. Most of his research is undertaken by conducting and analysing sample surveys.  More ...

Counter Terrorism and the 2012 Olympics
This conference, on preparing for the policing and security challenges, is being held at the Oxford Belfry Hotel on 12th October 2010. Normally priced at £285 + VAT, we have been advised that a discount may be available for a Scottish contingent. If interested, please contact Bob Gray    More ...

Partnership and its role in Confronting Crime and Curbing its Effects
The Royal Academy of Police, Kingdom of Bahrain, has announced an International Competition with a prize fund of US $60,000. The deadline for submission of research work on the above topic is 23rd September, with a word count of 10,000 to 16,000 words.  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
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