SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 50  -   June 2012

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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 ...

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 ...

Draft Work Programme for the FP7 Security theme for 2013
The European Commission has published the 2013 Draft Work Programme for the FP7 Security theme. This draft edition is a working document which has not yet been endorsed by the European Commission and contents are still subject to change, but it will provide potential applicants with the currently expected main lines of the 2013 work programme. The final version of the 2013 Work Programme for the FP7 Security theme is expected to be published on 10 July 2012.  More ...

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 ...

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 an interest in receiving further information ...

Debating the Crime Rate, 7th June 2012, 5pm, Old College, University of Edinburgh, Lecture Theatre 183
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME! As part of the Edinburgh University Spring Programme in Legal Theory 2012, Professor Robert Reiner (LSE) and Professor Nick Tilley (UCL) will be discussing criminological responses (and non-responses) to the fall in recorded crime since the mid-1990s and the implications for the ways that we think about crime and crime control. The discussion will be chaired by Professor Susan McVie (University of Edinburgh). ALL WELCOME 

Call for Papers: EU regulation of cyber crime and cyber security: an interdisciplinary round table
A team from Abertay are going to hold an interdisciplinary workshop into issues surrounding the regulation of cyber crime and cyber security within the EU, affecting its relations with its member states, and with third countries on 10th September. Those wishing to present a (work in progress) paper at this round table should submit a 500 word abstract to Dr. Maria O'Neill by the 27th June 2012  Submit an Abstract to ...
More information on the Research Network...

Victims of Terrorism: Multidisciplinary Approaches, 16th November, St Andrews
This 1-day conference, organised by CSTPV, University of St Andrews, will take place at the Fairmont Hotel, St Andrews. Bookings are now being taken, and the closing date for submission of papers is 1st July 2012. Sessions will include Victims of terrorism as victims of crime; Restorative Justice; Victims of Terrorism and the Police; Victims' rights. 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...

Managing Territorial Gang Violence with Young People
This 'Roadshow", run by Prof Ross Deuchar, University of the West of Scotland, can be delivered to forces in their chosen venue, with a minimum of 10-12 participants. It includes case studies and first hand illustrations of how reformed gang members have turned their lives around through exposure to conflict management strategies and mentoring approaches delivered through multi-agency partnerships.  More ...

Historical archive of EU Justice and Home Affairs documents
Statewatch has launched a FREE, fully-searchable unique online archive of over 4,500 official documents (rising to over 6,500 by the end of 2012) that chart the development of EU justice and home affairs policy over three decades. PhD students and researchers may find this a valuable resource for a number of different research projects. More ...

Crime and justice research collection
Designed to explain and explore crime and justice issues, this on-line crime and justice collection, compiled by the Institute for Research Innovation in Social Services, contains a mixture of podcasts and videos likely to be of interest to academics and students. 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...

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 ...

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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