SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 79  -   June 2015

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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 ...

Data Linkage : Invitation to a meeting, 22nd June, Glasgow
The Administrative Data Research Centre (ADRC) Scotland was established in 2014 to promote and support secure forms of data linkage from administrative, management and other sources. A meeting will be held on the morning of 22nd June in Glasgow to discuss research ideas and potential new forms of data linkage. Chris Dibben, Director of ADRC-Scotland, and Chris Playford will outline the role of the ADRC Network, and Professor Susan McVie will speak about the work that has been done to date on linking crime data. This is a great opportunity to find out about an important Scottish resource, and to start to engage with the 'big data' revolution that is becoming more and more prominent within social science. Lack of analytical skills is no barrier to attending!! E-mail s.mcvie@ed.ac.uk for further details

Researching the future of local policing in Scotland: a Police Community Relations "sandpit". 24th June, Edinburgh
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 research requests at a local level. This exercise has informed the key themes that will form the basis of this Police Community Relations "sandpit". Grants (up to £5,000) will be available to support ongoing activity that emerges from the sandpit. Deadline - book your place by 15th June Registration Form ...

SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Award, 30th June 2015, University of Dundee
This award has been 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. The prize will provide the winner a unique opportunity and the potential for their research to have a direct impact on police practice in Scotland.  Book your place ...

Call for Evidence on Stop and Search
The Scottish Government has established an Independent Advisory Group to advise Ministers on the long-term policy for stop and search in Scotland. In particular, the Group has been tasked with reporting back to Ministers on whether a presumption against consensual stop and search goes far enough or whether the practice should be stopped; and advise on whether a code of practice should be drafted to underpin the use of stop and search. The Advisory Group is particularly keen to hear from those who have experienced stop and search themselves.Responses are requested by 3rd July  More ...

Trust, Identity, Privacy and Security (TIPS) - Early and Established Career Fellowships
Working with partners across the Research Councils, EPSRC is supporting early and established career fellows in TIPS. Fellowships in this priority area should help to develop and bring together the community, supporting true leaders who are able to deliver both underpinning and enabling research. In your application you will need to define and justify the focus of your proposed fellowship research within this broad TIPS priority area. As with all Fellowships, a core programme of outstanding, innovative research is required. More ...

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 ...

New additions to the SIPR Blog!
We have continued our fortnightly posts with contributions by Professor Wes Skogan on How do You Get Procedural Justice? Train the Police!; Professor Tara Fenwick on ‘You’ve just got to deal with it as best you can’ : Policing in mental health emergency; and Professor Jim Fraser on Why is technology not being better used in policing?. Contributions to the Blog welcomed :  visit the Blog for further information ...

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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