SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 47  -   March 2012

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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...

Haringey: From Victoria to Peter and Beyond, 2 April, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee, 1.45 - 3.45
In this seminar Professor Graham Badman and Sarah Peel will look back at events in Haringey since the Victoria Climbie case and explore the background to the death of Baby Peter Connelly.£10 - places are limited, so please book early More ...

Surveillance, Technology and Policing: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives University of Dundee, 30th April, 09.30 - 13.00
The conference is the second in a series of events funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts & Humanities Network Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present. Places are FREE, but limited. Please book by 6th April. More ...

AQMeN Annual Lecture: Heterogeneous agents, social interactions and causal inference. Wednesday 21st March, 4.00 p.m., Merchant's Hall, Edinburgh
This talk, by Stephen W Raudenbush, University of Chicago, will focus on two pervasive features of social interventions. He will illustrate this model with studies of community policing and high-school curricular reform. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL!  More ...

Dundee Policing and Criminal Justice Group, Friday 23rd March, Carnelley Building Conference Room (C2.20), University of Dundee, 1-2 pm
Dr Murray Frame will speak to the group about "Crime and Policing in the Russian Civil War, 1917-1922". All welcome - bring your sandwiches!

The Unique Knowledge and Practice of Scottish Rural Policing: implications for governance, supervision, support and training in times of austerity.
This conference, held on 28th November at Northern Constabulary, Inverness, shared the findings of a pilot study, conducted in partnership with Northern Constabulary, and funded by SIPR, the Carnegie Foundation and the Stirling School of Education.  Download podcast ...

Security, policing and social control, 15-16 March 2012, University of York
CURB (the Centre for Urban Research) have released details of a series of (limited attendance) conferences that will take place over the next two years, contextualising a range of core 'urban' themes within the ongoing global crisis. More ...

Estimating the Causal Effect of Gun Prevalence on Homicide Rates. 26th March, University of Edinburgh, 4.00 - 5.30 pm
This AQMeN seminar, by Dr Mark Schaffer, Heriot-Watt University, is free, but spaces are limited. This seminar uses a "local average treatment effect" (LATE) framework to disentangle the separate effects of criminal and noncriminal gun prevalence on violence rates. More ...

Policing and European Studies
Booking for this UACES funded conference, "New challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy" is now open. The conference will be held at University of Abertay Dundee on Friday 30th March 2012. For further information, please see the following link, or contact Maria O'Neill at m.oneill@abertay.ac.uk: More ...

8th Congress, British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect (BASPCAN), 15-18 April 2012, Queen's University, Belfast.
Keeping Children Safe in an Uncertain World: Learning from Evidence and Practice. Keynote speakers include Prof Brigid Daniel, University of Stirling More ...

Evidence Evaluation With Graphs. 26th April, University of Edinburgh, 12.30 - 2.00pm
This AQMeN seminar, by Dr Colin Aitken, School of Mathematics and Joseph Bell Centre for Forensic Statistics and Legal Reasoning, University of Edinburgh, is free, but spaces are limited. The technique will be illustrated by an example in offender profiling motivated by an investigation of sexually motivated child murders in the 1990's. BOOK NOW!  More ...

4th National Face Identification Seminar, Thursday 17th May, The Strand, London.
This bi-annual event is directed at supervisory Detectives and Investigators, PIP and ICIDP trainers, Identification Officers and Lawyers. The speakers include SIPR Associate Member, Professor Amina Memon. Delegates will be provided with the most up to date and advanced information and advice on face and related identification.  More ...

5th Annual iIIRG Conference, 24-26 June 2012, Toronto, Canada
Additional Pre-Conference Masterclass on suspect interviewing utilising the PEACE model of interviewing. Call for Papers and Practitioner Case Studies. Submission deadline 6 January 2012.  More ...

SIPR Research Summaries - new additions
Tackling youth gang issues on campus - a case study Robert Smith, RGU & Liz Frondigoun, Glasgow Caledonian University
Rural policing: understanding police knowledge and practice in rural communities. Tara Fenwick et al, University of Stirling
Take control - a road safety education evaluation Hayley Kelly et al, Grampian Police

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-searhable 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 ...

Criminal Justice Gray Literature Database
This database contains gray literature publications on all aspects of crime and criminal justice that are available online or in the Don M. Gottfredson Library of Criminal Justice. This database supplements the Rutgers School of Law Library Catalog. Gray literature is a term applied to sources of information that are not commercially published and is typically composed of technical reports, working papers, government and agency reports, and conference proceedings.  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 ...

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 ...



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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e-mail: t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk
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