SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 96  -   July 2017

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Queen's Birthday Honours
It is a great pleasure to congratulate the following members of the SIPR community on their Awards in the recent Honours List:
Professor Bill Buchanan, Director, Centre for Networking, Security and Distributed Systems, Edinburgh Napier University OBE for Services to Cyber Security
DCC Rose Fitzpatrich QPM, Police Scotland CBE for Services to Law and Order
DCC Johnny Gwynne and Gillian Imery, Police Scotland Queen's Police Medal

International Perspectives on Cybercrime. University of Strathclyde, 21st August.
This one-day symposium for researchers, law enforcement and practitioners is being organised by Dr George Weir at a cost of £75. Speakers include Barry Cartwright, International Cybercrime Research Centre, Simon Fraser University; Eamonn Keane, Police Scotland; Andreas Abmuth, OTH Amberg-Weiden; Aminata Taal, Deutsche Bank  More ...

Postgraduate Qualifications in Child Protection - Edinburgh Napier University
For experienced practitioners wishing to gain evidence of postgraduate study in Child Protection, the PG Certificate in Advanced Practice (Child Protection) at Edinburgh Napier University may be the ideal first step. Three 20-credit modules, each with one optional study day in Edinburgh, and studied over a 13-week period. Deadline for applications for the next module is 21 August, but prospective students are encouraged to apply ASAP  More ...

SIPR Annual Report for 2016
We are delighted to present The SIPR Annual Report for 2016, which celebrates our tenth anniversary and includes 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 2016, 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...

Abertay University game helps to train cybercrime officers
A video game, developed by Abertay University in conjunction with Droman Crime Solutions and Police Scotland, is being used to train police in how to tackle cybercrime. It teaches police how to make decisions about legislation and police powers they should employ, and how to record vital evidence. The game can be updated to keep up with changes in technology. The project was funded by the Scottish Funding Council's Interface Scheme. More ...

New SIPR Research Summaries
Two new Research Summaries are available to download from the SIPR website: Measuring risk and efficiency in Police Scotland custody settings: a pilot study Dr Andy Wooff, Edinburgh Napier University & Dr Martin Elvins, University of Dundee; and Local policing in transition: examining the impacts and implications of police reform in Scotland Dr Yvonne Hail, Edinburgh Napier University 

News from the Police Foundation
The impact of organised crime in local communities The Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research have published the final report from a ground breaking study, which has, for the first time attempted to assess the nature, scale and impact of organised crime in local communities. More ... Save the date - the Police Foundation's annual conference The Police Foundation's annual conference will be held on Wednesday 29th November 2017. If you would like to receive further details about the event please contact Sue Roberts (

New Advances in Restorative Justice Theory and Practice. 18-19 September, University of Leeds
As a part of the Thirtieth Anniversary celebrations of Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) at the University of Leeds, this 2-day conference will bring together and showcase research, practice and theorising about future direction and new advances in restorative justice. Tickets are available for the full conference, or one day only. Booking required. More ...

Emergency Service Staff:working with people with dementia
Staff from the Police, Fire, Mountain Rescue, Red Cross, St John Ambulance, First Responder, or Health emergency and security services are invited to this event, organised by Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice (ASCPP), on 5th October, 1-4pm, at Cambuslang. More ...

Society of Evidence Based Policing at the Open University, Annual Spring Conference, 1 - 2 March 2018
The Open University's Centre for Policing Research and Learning contributes through research, education and knowledge exchange to the work of police forces as they adapt to a changing policing landscape, with its greater emphasis on evidence-based practice. The conference will showcase new research and knowledge across all areas of policing. Cost: £60 for early bird registration (before 31 July 2017) and £85 thereafter. More ...

Book Offer - 20% discount!
Copies of Evidence-Based Policing Translating Research into Practice by Cynthia Lum and Christopher S. Koper, can be obtained at a discount. Written for police officers who wish to engage in evidence-based policing, as well as students and scholars conducting research and partnerships with law enforcement agencies. Quote ALFLY5F when ordering  More ...

Glowing Report from SFC on the Impact of SIPR!
In their "Ten Year Impact Report", the Scottish Funding Council say, "SIPR is an exemplary investment for SFC in the extent of its ongoing achievement and it has significant potential to make even more of a difference." It is a pleasure to thank the SFC and ACPOS for their initial investment, which has certainly made a difference, helping to contribute towards a safer Scotland and forging strong links between police and academia, and to all the stakeholders who were interviewed by SFC and who contributed to the Report. Read the Impact Report ...

Policing 2026 - SIPR Evidence Review
To coincide with the launch, by Police Scotland and the SPA, of the 2026 Policing Strategy, we are pleased to publish this colection of papers which were specially commissioned as an Evidence Review to inform the 2026 Strategy. They have been written by a group of international policing experts with extensive experience as academic researchers, senior practitioners and policy makers. Read the SIPR Evidence Review...

Your contribution would be welcomed for the SIPR Blog!
Contributions to the Blog are welcomed. This blog has three purposes: to expand and extend critical debate nationally and internationally about current matters of policing practice, learning and leadership; to promote the use of research evidence in policing practice and policy; and to share knowledge about policing among police practitioners and leaders, researchers, educators, policy makers and community.  visit the Blog for further information ...

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 ...

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 ...

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Tim Heilbronn
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University of Dundee,
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