SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 59  -   May  2013

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The SIPR Annual Report for 2012
We have pleasure in publishing the SIPR Annual Report for 2012, 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 2012...

SCCJR 7th Annual Lecture, 6.00 pm, 23rd May, Edinburgh Law School
This year's Lecture, "What makes prisons survivable? Towards a theory of human flourishing in prison", will be presented by Professor Alison Liebling (University of Cambridge), and will be held in Lecture Theatre 175, Old College, South Bridge, University of Edinburgh. It will be followed by a Reception at 7.15 pm. This event is free to attend but places are limited. If you wish to attend please email Emma Smith ( and indicate if you will be attending the reception.  

Young people, DNA and the criminal justice system, 18th June, Edinburgh Law School
SIPR members are invited to attend this Workshop which is being held in the Raeburn Room from 09.30 to 16.15. The Programme includes The Scottish Context with Dr Liz Campbell (Edinburgh),Tom Nelson (Director of Forensic Services, SPA) and Claire McDiarmid (Strathclyde), and Comparative session on New Zealand with Dr Nessa Lynch. Places are limited, and if you would like to attend please contact Dr Liz Campbell (  More ...

FREE Places for SEBP Members : Police Executive Programme Conference, Cambridge, 8-10 July
The Cambridge Police Executive Programme has generously offered free places for Members of the Society of Evidence Based Policing at the 6th International Conference. The theme is Targeting, Testing and Tracking. Closing Date for first registration is Friday 21 June 2013 Registrations received after this date will be charged at £300 per day. Registrations will not be accepted after 2 July  More ...

Applied Quantitative Methods Network (AQMeN) Studentship
Applications are invited for a fully funded studentship in Criminology in the School of Law at the University of Edinburgh. The successful candidate will be attached to the Crime and Victimisation Strand of AQMeN, led by Professor Susan McVie and involving a team of UK-based experts in criminological research. The student will be supervised by Professor McVie and Professor Jon Bannister (Manchester Metropolitan University). Applications from prospective students are welcomed for any project that fits within the four main areas of research(see link). Deadline for applications:noon, Friday 31st May. More ...

Two full-time 3 year PhD studentships - "Social media in professional education and practice
The School of Education, University of Stirling is now seeking applicants for two full-time three year PhD studentships funded by the Higher Education Academy and the University of Stirling. Both will be part of an innovative research project examining social media engagements - the dilemmas and the possibilities - in professional education and practice, with particular focus on medicine, social work, nursing and teaching. The studentships will begin on 1 October 2013. Deadline for application is 21 June 2013 More ...

Challenges and Critiques of the EU Internal Security Strategy: Rights, power and security, University of Abertay Dundee, Friday 17th May 2013
For further details on the Programme, and how to book for this conference, please see the link and click on the Conference 2013 tab: More ...

Sentencing Decisions, Offender Experience and the Use of Electronic Monitoring, 30th May, 5.45-7.30 pm, University of Strathclyde
Rapid advances in technology to monitor and track human movement demand urgent answers to fundamental questions about its use in the criminal justice system. How should Electronic Monitoring be harnessed? What should, (and should it not), be used for? What does it mean for the future of sentencing and the delivery of community penalties? And above all, can EM be used to support not only 'efficiency', but also fairness and humanity? Speakers: Judge Michiel Van der Veen, the Netherlands; Delphine Vanhaelemeesch, University of Ghent, Belgium Download the poster with more details...

Young People and Violence: Research and Engagement, Glasgow Caledonian University, May 16th 9.30 - 3.00.
This conference, organised by the Gender-Based Violence Research Network at GCU, costs £25, and includes lunch and refreshments. Places are limited. Speakers:Dr Melanie McCarry, Research Fellow, University of Central Lancashire; Ellie Hutchinson, Prevention Worker, Scottish Women's Aid; Professor David Gadd, Centre for Criminology, University of Manchester. Programme and booking details ...

3rd International Conference on Cybercrime, Security and Digital Forensics, 10th-11th June, Cardiff School of Computer Science & Informatics, University of Cardiff
Call for all interested parties to participate in Cyberforensics 2013.Submission deadline: 12th April 2013. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Extended versions of selected papers will be published as a special edition of the International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics.  More ...

Privatising Probation: The Death Knell of a Much-Cherished Public Service? University of Cambridge, 25th June.
Sixteenth Annual Bill McWilliams Memorial Lecture is being given by Professor Paul Senior, Director, Hallam Centre for Community Justice, Sheffield. The Institute of Criminology and the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, 1.00 pm for 2.30 pm. If you are interested in attending, please contact Mrs Joanne Garner, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA tel: 01223 335360; email:  

British Society of Criminology, Annual Conference, 2-4 July, University of Wolverhampton
The Conference will be putting 'Criminology on Trial' asking criminologists what the discipline has achieved. The prosecution will be led by Professor Steve Tombs. The case for the defence will be led by BSC President Professor Loraine Gelsthorpe. Both prosecution and defence will call eminent 'witnesses' in support of their case, including Paddy Hillyard, Rebecca Roberts, Shadd Maruna and Coretta Phillips. The proceedings will be chaired by His Honour, Mr Justice Challinor and members of the audience will act as the jury.  More ...

CPD Course - Scottish Police College, 23rd and 24th September 2013. Understanding and Preventing Youth Violence: Evidence-Based Approaches
This 2-day masters credit module, run by Professor Ross Deuchar (Director,Centre for Youth Crime, Justice and Deterrence Research, University of the West of Scotland) aims to develop the professional attributes, knowledge, understanding and skills needed to manage strategic and proactive problem-oriented policing responses to violence and territorial gang conflict involving young people. More ...

International Policing Conference 2012 - SLIDES AND PODCASTS AVAILABLE
The conference was the first time that the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, the newly appointed Chair of the Scottish Police Authority and the future Chief Constable of Scotland set out publicly their visions for the new Police Service of Scotland. Slides and podcast available to download...

The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture, The new police professionalism - democracy, evidence based practice and a 21st century profession was presented by Peter Neyroud CBE QPM. Peter Neyroud is a former Chief Constable, Chief Executive for the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and a widely published author of books, articles and papers on policing and Editor of the Oxford Journal of Policing. His last major piece of work in policing was a "fundamental review of Police Leadership and Training" for the Home Secretary, which was published in April 2011.  Slides and podcast available to download...

NEW LEAFLET... SIPR Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Policing Studies
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. Download a new leaflet to see what current students say about the Course in a case study... More information on the course...

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

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