SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 37  -   March 2011

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SIPR Annual Report for 2010
Building on the achievements of the previous 3 years, SIPR continues to play a vital role in investing in and supporting policing research in Scotland, facilitating KE, building research capacity, and developing national and international networks of researchers and practitioners. The Annual Report for 2010 documents significant achievements in all these areas.  Download a copy [777 Kb]...

SIPR Police Bibliography
The Fourth Edition of the SIPR Bibliography is now available, with the addition of publications from 2010. This collection of 976 references is offered as a starting-point for identifying material which may be of value in researching Scottish policing. It attempts to list recent work which has been carried out by researchers in Scotland and/or about policing in Scotland.  More ...

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 ...

ESRC-funded PhD Opportunity in Policing
The School of Education, University of Stirling, invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for a PhD studentship. The focus of the studentship will be on professional knowledge/practice or leadership in policing. Further details from: Professor Tara Fenwick (, University of Stirling.  More ...

Vacancy for External Examiner for Certificate in Higher Education (Policing)
The School of Education, University of Stirling requires an External Examiner for their Cert HE (Policing), which is a collaboration between the Scottish Police College and the University of Stirling. This position will involve the moderation of assessed work, consideration of new programme content as it emerges, and attendance at Examination Boards. Further information from Dr Richard Dockrell.  Contact:>

Scottish Policy Innovation Forum - Public Sector Reform: Policing, Friday 18th March, 12:30-3:30pm, Edinburgh
Venue: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Speakers: Paddy Tomkins (former Chief Inspector of Constabulary for Scotland), Dr Ken Scott (University of the West of Scotland) and Chief Constable David Strang (Lothian and Borders Police). Attendance is free but places are limited. Contact:   email Darragh Hare (

Who are you calling dysfunctional? Families and criminal justice explored. 28 March, Glasgow
This free workshop features the latest research, examples of innovative practice and government plans for better engagement with families affected by the justice system. Wolfson Building, University of Glasgow, 10am - 3pm (including lunch).  More ...

Scots law of evidence - fit for purpose in the digital and global age? 12 - 14 April 2011
This project, funded by the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, Glasgow, examines the rules of admissibility of scientific evidence in court, and their fitness for purpose in the 21st century. Contact the organisers direct if you would be interested in taking part.  More ...

Murder in Mind, 28-30 April 2011
The 20th Anniversary Conference of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy will take place in Edinburgh at the Apex International Hotel. The Conference will explore both murderous fantasies that are not enacted, and those that are, as well as the many aspects of killing that preoccupy both offender patients and wider society. Keynote Speakers include DCI John Carnochan.  More ...

SCCJR Fifth Annual Lecture, 11 May 2011
Prof Jonathan Simon, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, will give the SCCJR Fifth Annual Lecture "Restoring Legitimacy to American Prisons (the view from Castle Rock)" on 11 May 2011. John McIntyre Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh. 6.30 p.m., followed by a buffet. To book a free place, contact:, indicating whether you want to attend the buffet.

Punishment & Society: Politics & Culture, 11-13 May, Edinburgh
The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research is a key sponsor for this International Conference which will explore issues around why societies punish as they do, and what drives change in styles and levels of punishment over time. Speakers include David Garland, Loic Wacquant, Shadd Maruna, Lesley McAra and Fergus McNeill. More ...

4th Annual iIIRG Conference, 1-3 June 2011, University of Abertay Dundee
"Putting theory into practice: research and specialist interviews". There will also be a pre-conference Masterclass on Cognitive Interviewing, 30-31 May 2011. Registration is now open.  To register ...

Cyberforensics 2011, 27-28 June, University of Strathclyde
Registration is now open for the above conference which will cover cybercrime, security and digital forensics.  More ...

International Summer School on Organized Crime, Macedonia, 3-16 July 2011
During this two-week period, around 25 selected students and practitioners will have the unique opportunity to enrich their knowledge, discuss and critically analyse new security threats and challenges with international experts. Deadline for applications 28 March 2011. Flyer...    Application form...

16th World Congress of the ISC, 5-9 August 2011, Kobe, Japan
Wes Skogan is facilitating presentations on policing at the World Congress of Criminology next August. The deadline for submitting Papers and Panels and the discounted registration fee of USD 360 has been extended to 30 April 2011.  More ...

International Master's Programme in Criminology, Governance and Police Science
This distance learning Masters is offered by the Ruhr-University Bochum (Law Faculty), Germany, in cooperation with the University College Ghent (GaPS), Belgium, with financial support by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). A 50% reduction in tuition fees is offered to SIPR members.  More ...

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

Tel: 01382 384205
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