SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 60  -   June / July  2013

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NEW REPORT : The Scottish Campus Officer - Past, Present and Future
Basing police officers in Scotland's schools has led to a reduction in violence and other forms of anti-social behaviour and has led to improved educational experiences for many young people, according to the Report on this first major study of Campus Officers, by Dr Liz Frondigoun (GCU) and Dr Robert Smith and Dr Iain MacLeod (RGU). The report offers a unique insight into the effect that campus officers have had on their schools and on the lives of the young people they work with. More ...

NEW REPORT : Geographies of Missing People
The first piece of major research into why people go missing has been carried out by Olivia Stevenson and Hester Parr (Glasgow University); Nick Fyfe (SIPR / Dundee University); and Penny Woolnough (Police Scotland). The 3-year, ESRC-funded project recorded experiences and will help develop policy, build prevention strategies, and support provisions for missing people and their families.  More ...

NEW REPORT : Provision of healthcare and forensic medical services in Tayside police custody settings
This Report, by Martin Elvins et al., University of Dundee, provides an evaluation of a partnership agreement between NHS Tayside and Tayside Police between 2009 and 2011. The study found evidence that a clear and unambiguous set of benefits had arisen through the introduction of the pilot model of police custody healthcare service delivery in Tayside. Benefits were shown across policing practice, healthcare practice, and healthcare outcomes  More ...

Scottish Justice Matters
The Launch Issue is now available, and includes an article on 'Making sense of a radically changing landscape: the key contours of police reform in Scotland' by Professor Nick Fyfe, Director of SIPR. It also includes special features on the reforms facing Scotland's criminal justice system; problem-solving courts; and an interview with HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, Hugh Monro. More ...

The SIPR Annual Report for 2012
We have pleasure in publishing the SIPR Annual Report for 2012, 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 2012...

FREE Places for SEBP Members : Police Executive Programme Conference, Cambridge, 8-10 July
The Cambridge Police Executive Programme has generously offered free places for Members of the Society of Evidence Based Policing at the 6th International Conference. The theme is Targeting, Testing and Tracking. Closing Date for first registration is Friday 21 June 2013 Registrations received after this date will be charged at £300 per day. Registrations will not be accepted after 2 July  More ...

Privatising Probation: The Death Knell of a Much-Cherished Public Service? University of Cambridge, 25th June.
Sixteenth Annual Bill McWilliams Memorial Lecture is being given by Professor Paul Senior, Director, Hallam Centre for Community Justice, Sheffield. The Institute of Criminology and the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 1.00 pm for 2.30 pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mrs Joanne Garner, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA tel: 01223 335360; email:  

British Society of Criminology, Annual Conference, 2-4 July, University of Wolverhampton
The Conference will be putting 'Criminology on Trial' asking criminologists what the discipline has achieved. The prosecution will be led by Professor Steve Tombs. The case for the defence will be led by BSC President Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe. Both prosecution and defence will call eminent 'witnesses' in support of their case, including Paddy Hillyard, Rebecca Roberts, Shadd Maruna and Coretta Phillips. The proceedings will be chaired by His Honour, Mr Justice Challinor and members of the audience will act as the jury.  More ...

CPD Course - University of Abertay. "How good are my interviews? Assuring quality for child interviewers"
This CPD course, run by SIPR-funded lecturer David La Rooy at the University of Abertay, is a practical system for maintaining and improving interview skills based on best-practice guidelines and scientific research. Next course : 14-16 August. Cost £575. Other dates for the course are flexible, by arrangement with the organisers.  More ...

CPD Course - Scottish Police College, 23rd and 24th September 2013. Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence: Evidence-Based Approaches
This 2-day masters credit module, run by Professor Ross Deuchar (Director,Centre for Youth Crime, Justice and Deterrence Research, University of the West of Scotland) aims to develop the professional attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills needed to manage strategic and proactive problem-oriented policing responses to violence and territorial gang conflict involving young people. More ...

International Policing Conference 2012 - SLIDES AND PODCASTS AVAILABLE
The conference was the first time that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, the newly appointed Chair of the Scottish Police Authority and the future Chief Constable of Scotland set out publicly their visions for the new Police Service of Scotland. Slides and podcast available to download...

The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture, The new police professionalism - democracy, evidence based practice and a 21st century profession was 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.  Slides and podcast available to download...

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...

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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