SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 51  -   July 2012

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Work Programme for the FP7 Security theme for 2013
The European Commission has now published the 2013 Work Programme for the FP7 Security theme, with a budget of almost 300 million euros and a deadline of 22 November 2012 for submission of proposals. SIPR launched its Engagement in European Policing Research Programme ealier this year, and invites funding application to offset nonrecoverable costs involved in preparing proposals at the pre-award stages. Each EEPR application can be for a maximum of £5,000 for any one proposal.  EU FP7 website ...

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN VRU conference: Scotland and Violence Prevention, 12 - 15 October, Scottish Police College
This conference is being held in collaboration with St Andrews University, SIPR, Medics Against Violence and the Police and is being delivered under the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance banner. As well as workshops by the practitioners who delivered CIRV in Glasgow, some of the leading international authorities on violence will be appearing at the conference.  REGISTER NOW ON-LINE ...

The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture, 25th October 2012, The Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh
The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture, The new police professionalism - democracy, evidence based practice and a 21st century profession will be 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.  More details and Registration Form ...

Fulbright Awareness Event, 21 August 2012, Scottish Police College, 17.00 - 19.30
The first annual Fulbright-Tulliallan Awareness Event is being organised to disseminate the research outputs of Fulbright Police and Scholar Alumni and to raise awareness to potential applicants of how special and important our Fulbright Police Research Awards are. The Programme will include recent and current Fulbright Alumni and will be followed by a Drinks Reception.  More ...

Blood Pattern Analysis Conference, 12-14 November 2012, Edinburgh
The SPSA is hosting the 4th European IABPA Conference at The Royal College of Surgeons. The conference offers a series of lecture sessions and interactive workshops, hearing from keynote speakers and learning from experts in the field of BPA. This is a good opportunity not only to access these experts but also to the application of blood pattern analysis to casework. More ...

Tides and currents in police theories, 12-13 December, Deinze, Belgium
This 2-day event, organised by the Flemish Centre for Police Studies, will be held in English and Dutch, and will include a Session on Transformation of Policing, including presentations from Scotland by Nick Fyfe (University of Dundee), Alistair Henry (University of Edinburgh) and John Hawkins (L&B Police).  Full details of the Programme and Registration information...

Police officer and community perceptions of the operation and impact of the Community Engagement Model (CEM) in Fife
During 2008 and 2009, Fife Constabulary introduced the CEM, based broadly on the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy. In 2011/12, SIPR conducted two phases of research, firstly with a selection of community officers, and secondly with community members. A combined report (Full Report and Summary Briefing Paper) by Nicholas Fyfe and Janine Hunter representing the findings of both studies and a summarised SIPR Briefing Paper can be downloaded:  More ...

Learn to use and apply spatial analytical methods to your own data
The TALISMAN node of the National Centre for Research Methods is offering six fellowships for individuals in non-academic institutions to undertake defined research projects at the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (CSAP) in Leeds or the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) in London. The Fellowships will provide individuals with an opportunity to learn and apply spatial analytical methods to their own data. For further information about the User Fellowships and to apply,  please see TALISMAN website

Scottish Policing History - new website
A new website devoted to the history of Scottish policing is being developed in connection with the project on Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present, funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This will include podcasts of project workshops; a database of research material; and an online version of an exhibition that will launch in Dundee next spring. Suggestions about resources or links that could be added to the site are welcomed.  More ...

The SIPR Annual Report for 2011
We have pleasure in publishing the SIPR Annual Report for 2011, which illustrates the strong collective partnership created between Scotland's universities and the Scottish police service. This continues to be the basis for innovative, cutting edge research focused on developing evidence-based policy and practice.

The report contains a series of 'research features' of recently completed and current projects, as well as some shorter "research snapshots".
Download the SIPR Annual Report for 2011...

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...

Child Protection & Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals
For experienced practitioners wishing evidence of postgraduate study in child protection, the PG Certificate at Masters level at Edinburgh Napier is a first step. The Certificate is usually studied over a period of three academic terms, each 15 weeks' duration. Students may choose to continue their studies by taking further modules to achieve a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.
MSc Advanced Practice in Child Protection
Additional details of undergraduate modules and other CPD opportunities in Child Protection at Edinburgh Napier

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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