SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 76  -   February  2015

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The Bonomy Review: Safeguards in Criminal Procedure, following the abolition of corroboration. 9th March, 13.00-14.00, University of Dundee (Room: Carnelley 2.20)
Professor Pamela Ferguson, School of Law, University of Dunde, a member of the Academic Group which prepared a preliminary report for the Bonomy Review, and also of the Bonomy Review Group, itself. She will talk about the events leading to the proposed abolition of corroboration, and the Bonomy Review Consultation Document, focusing in particular on the problematic nature of eye witness identification evidence.  More ...

Assets-based approaches to youth crime prevention and community participation. 11th March, 5pm-8pm, UWS, Hamilton.
Led by Professor Ross Deuchar (UWS) and Tony Bone (former Chief Inspector, Police Scotland), this CPD event will share case studies of good practice emerging from recent SIPR-funded research in Scotland, the USA and Denmark, to enable participants to gain the skills and insight to build greater levels of trust and community cohesion. It is aimed specifically at police and community safety officers, but with additional interest to health workers and other public sector practitioners. More ...

The Second Annual Scottish Student Forensic Research Symposium. 27th March, University of Dundee
This is a student led event, and this year has been organised by PhD students from both the University of Dundee and the University of the West of Scotland. The event will focus on the pioneering forensic research being undertaken by the students of Scotland through a variety of career paths. Limited places remain. More ...

The SIPR Blog launched!
The SIPR Blog has been launched with posts by Professor Nick Fyfe on SIPR and police-academic partnerships: addressing the paradox of policing research?; Dr Alistair Henry on "Trying to catch soap in the bath" Observations on getting to the core of the slippery idea of community policing; and Professor Cynthia Lum on Why "more research is needed" on police technology is not simply an academic cliche. Contributions to the Blog welcomed :  visit the Blog for further information ...

Constitutional Protections in US Criminal Trials. 27 April, University of Dundee (4pm, room 4-01)
Professor Jessica Smith from North Carolina will be visiting the Law School to give a talk entitled "Constitutional Protections in US Criminal Trials". She will highlight areas of constitutional law undergoing transformation as courts grapple with how to apply existing doctrine to novel scenarios created by advances in science and technology, such as DNA testing and GPS tracking. For further details, please contact Professor Ferguson - p.r.ferguson@dundee.ac.uk or 01382 385189 

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 ...

Select Bibliography of Scottish and Contemporary Policing
The seventh edition of this comprehensive bibliography, containing 1809 references which may be of value to those researching Scottish policing, is now available.

Details of publications from 2014 are now being collated for the eighth edition.
 
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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 ...

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...

Restorative Approaches National Conference : Towards the Nuturing City. Glasgow, 16-18 February
This conference is for everyone working with children, young people and/or families. It will be of interest to those who are involved in relationship-based interventions, working with young people and adults to help resolve conflict, repair emotional harm and utilise reflective practice within schools and communities. 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 : 23-25 February 2015. Cost £575. Other dates for the course are flexible, by arrangement with the organisers.  More ...

Facebook users...please "Like" the SIPR Facebook page!
SIPR has joined Facebook! If you have a Facebook Account, please "Like us" to receive the latest news of events, reports and courses direct to your Facebook page."
 
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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
Business and KT Manager
Scottish Institute for Policing Research,
School of Social & Environmental Sciences,
University of Dundee,
Dundee DD1 4HN

Tel: 01382 384205
Mob: 07754 271562
e-mail: t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk
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