SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 80  -   July / August 2015

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Research Studentship: Multiple missing: an exploration of behavioural consistency in repeat missing adults
Abertay University : supervised by Dr Penny Woolnough and Professor Geoff Dickens. The project will adopt a mixed methods approach to study behavioural consistencies to advance understanding in relation to why they go missing repeatedly, their vulnerabilities/experiences while away, and to provide critical insights for multiagency prevention and safefuarding strategies. Valued at £73,850 (tax-free stipend of £14,057 a year, tuition fees paid + generous study package). Application closes 24 July More ...

Forensic Research : SIPR Small Research & Knowledge Exchange Grants
Addressing the future research challenges in Forensics: Small Research & KE Grants (up to a maximum value of £5,000) available for applicants from the Scottish university sector and SPA in six key areas which are outlined in the Application Form (see link). Closing date for applications: 8th August. Download an Application Form ...

Researching the future of local policing in Scotland: Small Research Grants Available
Police Scotland's Strategic Planning and Development Unit, in consultation with SIPR, has conducted a review across the organisation about what issues should be given priority for Police Community Relations Collaborative Projects. Applications for Grants (up to £5,000) are now invited. Closing date for applications: 31st August. Download an Application Form ...

New additions to the SIPR Blog!
We have continued our fortnightly posts with contributions by two police practitioners: Inspector Ian Wallace, Divisional Coordinator for Police Scotland, discusses the crisis the islanders on Bute found themselves in January 2012, whilst David Hamilton, Scottish Police Federation, gives a plea to academics to use Police data responsibly. Contributions to the Blog welcomed :  visit the Blog for further information ...

The Police Foundation Conference, "Policing and protecting vulnerable people", 5 November 2014, BT Auditorium, London
Chaired by Sir Bill Jeffrey, the conference will will provide an opportunity to debate with and learn from some of the leading experts in the field about how the police (and their partners) can best respond to the challenge of reducing risk and harm and secure public protection at a time of declining resources. Complimentary drinks and buffet reception at the BT Tower for first 40 registrants! More ...

New database brings together 65 years of policing research from around the world
The University of Queensland, in collaboration with the Mayor's Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) and the College of Policing have launched the world's first Global Policing Database is a searchable online bank of information for practitioners and academics. The available research covers the entire spectrum of policing and community safety analysis. The database will eventually hold up to 5,000 case studies dating back to 1950. More ...

The Centre for Search Research: Practical Search Skills / Incident Management - Managing the Initial Response. Newcastle, 11-12 November 2015.
The Centre for Search Research will be once again be running these two courses. The course consists of some classroom sessions but mostly outdoor practical work in both daylight and darkness. Course rates are: £140.00 (£100.00 for MR / SAR volunteers)for each course - see linked leaflet.  More ...

Identifying the Dead: Forensic Science and Human Identification
This free online course is a collaboration between the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and the crime writer Val McDermid. It builds on the world-leading work of CAHID in helping police in criminal investigations and identifying bodies in all manner of different circumstances, and aims to capture the high level of public interest in forensic science. Participants will be guided through the process of human identification and at the end of the course all will be revealed as participants will be able to download an ebook copy of a specially-written murder mystery exploring the life and death of the victim by international best-selling crime novelist Val McDermid. More ...

SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Awards - The Results!
This award was introduced to encourage those who have completed, or are working towards, a masters or doctoral award in a topic that is related to policing, to present their research in a supportive environment. We are delighted to congratulate the winners, Elaine McLaughlin, Glasgow Caledonian University and Heather Horsburgh, UWS, who now have an opportunity for their research to have a direct impact on police practice in Scotland.  The results and outputs...

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships in Criminology and/or Sociology of Law
There are two post-doctoral positions available at the Department of Criminology in Oslo. This would be an excellent position to work with Norwegian registry data. Researchers interested in longitudinal studies and spatial analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. There are excellent opportunities for collaboration with the other departments in Oslo, including Sociology. Application deadline - 20 August  More ...

SIPR Engagement in European Policing Research Programme
A reminder that SIPR has an Engagement in European Policing Research Programme, which has been updated to include H2020 funding applications to offset nonrecoverable costs involved in preparing proposals at the pre-award stages. Each EEPR application can be for a maximum of 2,000 for any one proposal. More ...

SIPR Annual Report for 2014
The SIPR Annual Report for 2014 has now been published, with articles from academics from the consortium universities, as well as Practitioner Fellows. Our focus on evidence-based approaches to policing has seen researchers from across the consortium universities engage in interdisciplinary projects during 2014, supported by investment from SIPR and by awards from research councils and other funding bodies. It also provides us with an important opportunity to thank the wide range of people and organisations whose support is vital to the success of SIPR as a collaboration of research,practitioner and policy communities, and which has contributed to make SIPR an internationally recognised centre of excellence for policing research.  Download the SIPR Annual Report...

Outputs available from "Addressing the Future Research Challenges in Forensics" Workshop
A joint SIPR/Forensics Services Workshop held at the University of Dundee on 31st March brought together 40 academics and lead forensic scientists and senior managers from SPA Forensic Services to discuss the latter's research priorities over the short to medium term and opportunities to engage with universities. A "Directory of Expertise in the Forensic Sciences" has been compiled, and additional material would be welcomed for the next edition.  More ...

Second International Academic Conference on Missing Children and Adults, 8-10 July 2015, University of Brussels
The conference is organised jointly by Missing Children Europe, the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons of the University of Portsmouth and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and will bring together academics and practitioners to discuss the latest findings related to the broader phenomenon of 'going missing.' Topics cover a wide variety of issues related to missing children and missing adults.  More ...

European Conference on Domestic Violence, Belfast, 6th - 9th September 2015
This conference is designed for practitioners, policy makers and researchers with the aim of raising the awareness of domestic violence and sharing research findings and practice developments from across Europe and beyond and discuss the implications for policy and practice; promoting the evidence base informing policy and practice.  More ...

Applications open for: Abertay University LLM EU Security and Transnational Criminal Justice - Online Delivery
This programme offers the opportunity for criminal justice professional and connected professions across Europe, and those who wish to pursue career in this area, to develop their understanding of the legal framework that supports the maintenance in internal and external European Security. The materials for each module will be available online and there are no classes or residential weekends to attend. Fees are currently estimated at £5100 for UK/EU Applicants and £12,200 for Non-EU Applicants.  More ...



Twitter users...follow the new SIPR Twitter Account (@TheSIPR)!
In addition to inviting you to send information for inclusion in the SIPR Noticeboard, we are now pleased to invite you to send us material for sharing on Twitter. 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 : 7 - 9 September 2015. Cost £575. Other dates for the course are flexible, by arrangement with the organisers.  More ...

17th International Society of Addiction Medicine (ISAM) Congress on Monday 5th to Thursday 8th October 2015
The running theme for this congress will be 'Addiction: From Biology to Recovery- Translating research evidence to improve clinical practice and community resilience'. Workshops on: addiction mechanisms, comorbid mental and/or physical health issues and substance misuse, health inequalities, alcohol and drug policies. Call for Abstracts now open.  More ...

Scottish International Policing Conference 2014: Technology, Policing and Criminal Justice. Outputs available
Podcasts and PowerPoint slides are now availabe for the Scottish International Policing Conference held on 22 October. Supported by Selex ES, CGI, Airwave and the Scottish Government, the theme of this year's conference was Technology, Policing and Criminal Justice, with contributions from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Kenny MacAskill, MSP, Sir Stephen House, QPM, Vice Emery OBE, and Professor Cynthia Lum, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Crime Policy, GMU, Washington, who presented the The James Smart Memorial Lecture.  Conference outputs...

SIPR-GMU Symposium - Outputs available
Podcasts and PowerPoint slides are now availabe for the SIPR-GMU Symposium held on 20 October. With support from Scottish Government, this event with the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP) at GMU discussed key issues in contemporary policing.  Symposium outputs...

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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 (Northwestern 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 ...


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

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