SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 94  -   March 2017

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Glowing Report from SFC on the Impact of SIPR!
In their "Ten Year Impact Report", the Scottish Funding Council say, "SIPR is an exemplary investment for SFC in the extent of its ongoing achievement and it has significant potential to make even more of a difference." It is a pleasure to thank the SFC and ACPOS for their initial investment, which has certainly made a difference, helping to contribute towards a safer Scotland and forging strong links between police and academia, and to all the stakeholders who were interviewed by SFC and who contributed to the Report. Read the Impact Report ...

Policing 2026 - SIPR Evidence Review
To coincide with the launch, by Police Scotland and the SPA, of the 2026 Policing Strategy, we are pleased to publish this colection of papers which were specially commissioned as an Evidence Review to inform the 2026 Strategy. They have been written by a group of international policing experts with extensive experience as academic researchers, senior practitioners and policy makers. Read the SIPR Evidence Review...

CASE studentship on Indicators of escalation in domestic violent crime using police data on perpetrators and victims
Applications are invited for a four-year ESRC studentship at Lancaster University starting October 2017, examining escalation in domestic violent crime using Lancashire police data. The standard stipend for ESRC studentships covers: full payment of university fees for four years; a tax-fee stipend (£14,296p.a. in 2016); and access to a Research Support and Training fund. Deadline: 3 April 2017 More ...

NEW SIPR RESEARCH SUMMARY : Creating a proficiency scale for scene examination in Scotland
This Research Report by Dr Amanda Marindale & Gala Morozova, University of Edinburgh, and Prof Dave Collins, University of Central Lancashire, presents the results of a SIPR-funded Small Grant aimed at increasing understanding of the different levels of reasoning and knowledge that underpin effective decision making in Scene Examination. More ...

Using the UK research base to support evidence-based policymaking. Central London, 9th March.
This conference will bring together key policymakers from across Whitehall, the devolved administrations and local authorities with stakeholders from the UK research community to discuss ways of improving the use of research to inform policymaking. It comes as the next Research Excellence Framework cycle is expected to increase the weight of the 'impact' criteria from 20 to 25% and follows REF 2014 results which showed "informing government policy" was the most common type of impact, followed by "supporting Parliamentary scrutiny".  More ...

The price of prejudice - when attitudes shape policy. April 6, 5pm, Collins Suite, University of Strathclyde.
In the very first CYCJ Associates seminar, Max Rutherford (Criminal Justice Programme Manager at Barrow Cadbury Trust) and Dr Fernando Fernandes (Community Learning and Development, University of Dundee) will present on their areas of expertise. This will include challenging stigmatising practise in the justice system, discussing a young adult court pilot scheme that can help young people 'grow out of crime', and arguing why youth justice interventions should be extended to include young people well into their twenties. To register for this FREE event, please email cycj@strath.ac.uk with your name and organisation/place of study.  More ...

POWERPOINTS AND PODCASTS NOW AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD : Scottish International Policing Conference 2016. Policing : Localism in a globalising world.
Professor Paul Ponsaers presented the 44th James Smart Memorial Lecture 'Policing European Metropolises: Convergence and Divergence in the Politics of Security in City-Regions'. With contributions from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, MSP, the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, Andrew Flanagan, and the Chief Constable of Scotland, Phil Gormley, QPM. The Conference explored the challenges of localism in relation to six themes: performance, partnership, prevention, place, public accountability, and people and organisational development, and the lessons learned from recent Scottish and international research. PowerPoints and Podcasts now available  More ...

Special issue call for papers from International Journal of Emergency Services
People Leadership in the police service: Future Opportunities, Challenges and Directions. High quality articles are sought from either practitioner or academic perspective. Articles need to adopt a critical stance, which examines the issues in a robust and in-depth way. Controversy and challenge are welcome. Articles could provide a theoretical perspective or an analysis of what police leadership over the next decades is likely to look like - what demands its leaders will need to be equipped to face, what skills, qualities or capabilities leaders in the police will need to have, or what leadership culture will be required. Submission Deadline: Friday 28th April 2017 More ...

SAVE THE DATE!!! 3rd International Conference on Missing Children and Adults
To be held 14 to 16 June 2017, Abertay University, Dundee. Further information and a call for papers will be circulated shortly. If you have any questions regarding the conference at this stage, please feel free to contact one of the conference co-chairs: Dr Penny Woolnough: p.woolnough@abertay.ac.uk | Dr Karen Shalev-Greene: karen.shalev-greene@port.ac.uk More ...

You have the Right to Remain Signing
This guide to communicating in interpreter-mediated police interviews is designed for police officers working in settings where they need to communicate with a deaf sign language user.  More ...

JUSTISIGNS : Tips for police dealing with deaf sign language users
This Poster has been produced by the Justisigns project team at Heriot-Watt University, and contains ten tips for police dealing with deaf sign language users  More ...

Tayside Suicide Research Network (TSRN) Seminar Series
This network is led by Dr Fhionna Moore, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Dundee, and is a collection of researchers and practitioners from across Tayside with a shared interest in better understanding suicide. Members come from a diverse range of perspectives including ecology, fatality review, nursing, English literature, art, geography, philosophy, biostatistics, general practice, psychology, mental health, student support, public protection, and population health. More ...

What Works Centre - New publication: Mediation, mentoring and peer-support to reduce youth violence
This systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive account of the range of violence prevention programmes for young people (aged up to 25 years) who have either been involved in, or are identified as being at high-risk of violence, and that included contact and interaction with a 'peer mediator', a 'mentor', or an influential 'peer' (peer support).  More ...

Postgraduate Qualifications in Child Protection - Edinburgh Napier University
For experienced practitioners wishing to gain evidence of postgraduate study in Child Protection, the PG Certificate in Advanced Practice (Child Protection) at Edinburgh Napier University may be the ideal first step. Three 20-credit modules, each with one optional study day in Edinburgh, and studied over a 13-week period.  More ...

Your contribution would be welcomed for the SIPR Blog!
Contributions to the Blog are welcomed. This blog has three purposes: to expand and extend critical debate nationally and internationally about current matters of policing practice, learning and leadership; to promote the use of research evidence in policing practice and policy; and to share knowledge about policing among police practitioners and leaders, researchers, educators, policy makers and community.  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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