SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 85  -   February / March  2016

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The SIPR/GMU Postgraduate Student Summer School, 31st May to 4th June.
EIGHT PLACES ON THIS SUMMER SCHOOL ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS IN THE SIPR CONSORTIUM OF SCOTTISH UNIVERSITIES. In partnership with the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy at George Mason University in the US, SIPR has organised an international PhD Summer School in Policing to be hosted by the University of St Andrews. Students at any stage of their PhD are welcome to apply. Closing date for applications 21st March. For a short application form and further details see:  More ...

NordForsk, ESRC and NWO call for Society, Integrity and Cybersecurity
NordForsk, together with ESRC and the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has issued a call within the Nordic Societal Security Programme. It is expected that up to five projects witll be funded aligned with the themes of Governance, norms and regulatory approaches; Understanding behaviours; and Surveillance, privacy and data protection. The deadline for proposals is 15 March 2016.  More ...

Juvenile Justice in Europe: Past, Present and Future? 26-27 May 2016, Liverpool.
The conference/symposium is being organized and hosted by the International Criminological Research Unit (ICRU) at the University of Liverpool in association with the British Society of Criminology (Youth Criminology/Youth Justice Network - BSC YC/YJN) and the European Society of Criminology (Thematic Working Group on Juvenile Justice - ESC TWGJJ). It will address a range of pressing questions relating to the historical origins, contemporary manifestations and future prospects for juvenile justice at a juncture when Europe is witnessing major social, economic and political challenges and transformations.  More ...

Security courses for IT network professionals
Glasgow Caledonian University's ICT Academy is offering a range of short courses for beginners with a limited knowledge of cyber security and for computing, networking and cyber graduates who want certification in the area of cyber security:
Introduction to Cyber Security; Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking for Security Consultants; Oracle Database Design & Programming with SQL; CCNA 1-4 (Routing and Switching; CCNA Blended Learning.
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The Islamic State Effect: Counter-terrorism at the Cross-roads? 15 March, University of Strathclyde.
the annual Robert Burgess Memorial Lecture will be given by Prof Kent Roach (University of Toronto). This lecture will critically assess the responses to foreign terrorist fighters in the United Nations, the European Union and in a variety of countries including the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. It will examine a number of interventions including bans on terrorist travel, exclusion orders, attempts to punish speech and programs targeting extremism.  More ...

Cop shop photos wanted!
Professor Michael Rowe, Northumbria University, is running a research project exploring the visual significance of police stations and would be grateful if SIPR members could participate by submitting photos via the project webpage. In many societies the value and purpose of the police officer on patrol is much debated, and often the public express the view that more officers ought to be present on the street. This project seeks to broaden that discussion by considering what police stations mean to us: as members of the public, victims of crime, police officers and so on. More ...

LEPH2016. The Third International Conference on Law Enforcement & Public Health. Amsterdam, 2-5 October 2016.
As a criminologist you would be well aware of the complex health challenges that require or emerge from law enforcement activities. Join your cross-sector colleagues at this unique event and examine research, practices and policies that will inform your own work and improve community well being and security. More ...

Call for papers British Crime Historians Symposium, University of Edinburgh,7-8th October 2016
The British Crime Historians Symposium meets every two years as a forum for discussion, debate and the presentation of research for all aspects of the history of crime, law, justice, policing, punishment and social regulation. The organisers welcome proposals for individual papers as well as panels, which should be emailed as an attached Word document to by 31 March 2016.  

Select Bibliography of Scottish and contemporary policing. By Tim Heilbronn & Dr Daniel Donnelly, 8th edition, October 2015
The eighth edition of this bibliography builds on the previous editions with the addition of publications produced during 2014, and is offered as a starting-point for identifying material which may be of value in researching Scottish policing. It lists recent work (2,114 references) which has been carried out by researchers in Scotland and/or about policing in Scotland. It also includes some papers and articles about policing elsewhere which resonates with key current themes in Scottish policing.  More ...

New additions to the SIPR Blog!
We invited Neil Wilson, Police Scotland, who presented at our November Conference to post about Edinburgh's partnership approach to tackling New Psychotic Substances...the so-called "Legal Highs". Contributions to the Blog welcomed :  visit the Blog for further information ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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