SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 68  -   May / June  2014

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PhD Student Internship Opportunities
The Scottish Graduate School in Social Sciences (SGSSS) has unveiled a number of new internship opportunities for PhD students in Scotland. This includes at least one specific internship for a socio-legal studies and criminology student interested in youth justice. There are internship opportunities at Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament and NHS Health Scotland. These opportunities are open to all students SGSSS in their second or third year of study.

Internships are excellent opportunities for students to work outside of their normal environment. Not only do internships often allow students to take ownership of important pieces of research which may directly affect policy-making and the work of practitioners, civil servants, charities (and so on) but they also offer a chance to network outside a student's normal setting.
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AQMeN Seminar: Introducing the new Scottish Social Surveys Pooled Sample. 29 May,University of Edinburgh
The Scottish Government recently released findings from the new 2012 Scottish Social Surveys pooled sample. The pooled sample consists of combined responses to 20 core questions from the Scottish Government's three large-scale population surveys: the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey; the Scottish Health Survey; and the Scottish Household Survey. The seminar will be led by Scottish Government Statisticians Michael Davidson, Julie Wilson and Bruce Golding. Free for AQMeN members to attend but places are limited and must be booked.  More ...

Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism Workshops, Glasgow, 29-30 May 2014
Please click the link for details of workshops on terrorism and law to be held next Thursday and Friday at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. These bring together world renowned experts, both academics and practitioners, from the field of terrorism law and security, whose mission is to deliver an authoritative, comprehensive, and critical analysis of how laws are, and ought to be, invoked in domestic jurisdictions against terrorism. Please email Dr Genevieve Lennon (at if you would like to attend.  More ...

SPA Public Meeting : Stop and Search Policy and Practice, 30th May
The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) will hold a public meeting in Glasgow, at the Trades Hall, Glassford Street, to present and endorse the findings and recommendations of a scrutiny review it has conducted on Police Scotland's stop and search policy and practice. Please register your interest by confirming to More ...

Resilience : an international & inter-disciplinary conference. 30th May 2014, UWS, Ayr Campus
This exciting Event brings together outstanding speakers from a variety of disciplines whose work is renowned in the field having impacts on policies and practice across the world. In times of change and adversity there is a tendency to focus on the negative effects. This conference is contributing to a growing recognition that policies and interventions can also learn a great deal from how some people, or systems, adapt, recover from or remain strong in times of adversity.  More ...

13th CARES Conference, Dundee, 6th June 2014
This conference, "Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS): Something new, something old and something borrowed", will take place at the West Park Conference Centre. The programme has been organised by Dr Alex Baldacchino University of Dundee, and includes presentations by Professor Niamh Nic Daeid, University of Strathclyde, on pharmalogical aspects, and Dr Richard Stevenson, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, on the Glasgow experience.  Programme; Website

Assuring Quality of Child Interviews - FREE Masterclass, 20th June, University of Abertay
This Masterclass on "Forensic interviews with children: False memory, suggestibility and best practice" will include presentations on: Dr James Ost, University of Portsmouth, Historic abuse cases: Psychological and legal challenges; Dr Fiona Gabbert, Goldsmiths University, Suggestibility in children; and Dr David La Rooy, Abertay University, . To book a place on this event and receive joining instructions please email: Laura Jeffrey ( More ...

4th International Conference on Cybercrime, Digital Forensics and Security, University of Strathclyde, 23-24 June
Cybercrime covers the use of any computer or computer network for crime and ranges from financial scams, computer hacking, distribution of pornography, virus attacks, and information theft. Participants from academia, law enforcement, private and public sector are welcome. The call for papers and key dates (Deadline for paper submission extended to 7th April) are available from the conference website:

7th International Evidence Based Policing Conference - 'Police-led Experiments' University of Cambridge, 7-9 July 2014 Members of the Society of Evidence Based Policing can attend at a massively discounted rate of just £10 per day (8th & 9th July). The closing date for registrations is 24th June, after which delegates will be charged £300 per day. Registrations will not be accepted after 30th June 2014. Please note that the Tour de France will be in Cambridge on the 7th July so you may wish to make early arrangements as accommodation is likely to be at a premium.  More ...

14th Annual Conference of the ESC, Prague, 10-13 September
The conference will be organized by Czech Society of Criminology and Charles University in Prague. The conference will provide an open space for an exchange of ideas and of research findings in all areas of the criminological research. Beside the traditional orientation on victimology, penology, sociology and criminal justice, the aim is to attract the scholars in psychology, addictology, and policing. The Policing Working Group is currently Chaired by SIPR.  More ...

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 (Nor thwestern 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.
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Scottish International Policing Conference, Thursday 14 November 2013, South Hall, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
Supported by Selex ES and the Scottish Government, the theme of this year's conference was Innovation in Policing, and included The James Smart Memorial Lecture presented by Chuck Wexler, PERF, Washington DC. Contributions from the US, Europe, as well as Scotland, focused on the challenges of transforming information into intelligence, the importance of targeting interventions, and different approaches to enhancing trust and confidence in policing.   Podcasts and PowerPoints available to download ...

New Masters in Applied Social Sciences at UWS
MSc in Applied Social Science (including MSc in Civil Society and Public Affairs, MSc in Criminal Justice, MSc in Applied Psychology, MSc in Global Social Work and Social Policy). The programme offers applied training in specialist areas of study that prepare graduates for employment in a range of roles, particularly related to research, campaigning and advocacy across public, private, voluntary and charity sectors. It is expected that part-time students enrolled on this programme may already be in employment in a role related to one of the specialist areas of study.  More ...

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. More information ... More information on the course...

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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