SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 87  -   May 2016

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SIPR/Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Award, 28th June 2016, University of Dundee
Following last year's success, this award is again being offered to encourage those who have completed, or are working towards, a masters or doctoral award in a topic that is related to policing, to present their research in a supportive environment. The prize will provide the winner a unique opportunity and the potential for their research to have a direct impact on police practice in Scotland. Whilst principally aimed at students at the Scottish universities, applications from others will be considered. Deadline 27 May Book your place ...

Open University (OU) OpenMinds Talk: How can we solve crime? Mitchell Library, Glagsow, 18 May
This public talk is for anyone with an interest in the reduction and reporting of crime. Karyn McCluskey, Director of the Violence Reduction Unit Scotland, will describe her work on reducing crime in Scotland. OU in Scotland Psychology Staff Tutor, Dr Hayley Ness, will also discuss how psychologists can help police to prevent miscarriages of justice and improve accuracy of evidence. Book tickets ...


The Open University in Scotland and Edinburgh Napier University invite you to two events : 27th and 28th May, Edinburgh

Pre-conference workshop, Friday 27th May 5-7pm, The Open University in Scotland, 10 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, EH3 7QJ

This workshop will discuss the difficulties surrounding 'expert evidence'. Dr Martin Thirkettle (OU) will start the session with a focus on 'what does it mean to be an expert?' He will discuss his work with radiographers. Dr Ailsa Strathie (OU) will discuss her research on issues surrounding facial mapping methods and Dr Michael Bromby (Law Dept, Glasgow Caledonian University) will finish with a discussion on the legal issues surrounding the use of 'expert evidence' in Scottish courts. Please book for this workshop by Thursday 19 May 2016
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One-day conference Saturday 28th May 10-4pm, Edinburgh Napier University, Craiglockhart Campus, 219 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1DJ

The day will include three sessions and will feature speakers from the Metropolitan Police's Super Recogniser Unit, Greenwich University, Bournemouth University, The Open University and Edinburgh Napier University. The sessions will look at the psychology of face processing, the issues that the Super Recogniser Unit have faced when giving evidence in court, and will pick up on issues from the pre-conference workshop on 'expert evidence' and the difficulties surrounding 'expert' testimony. Please book for this conference by Thursday 19 May 2016.
 
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Ability to have fun is essential...job offers!
Thirteen posts available for researchers for a 10-year project at the new Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science at the University of Dundee, led by Professors Sue Black and Niamh Nic Daeid. Applications are invited from all disciplines but particularly those with a background and research track record in biology, chemistry, materials science, engineering, computer sciences, mathematical sciences, informatics, large data analytics, computational statistics, probabilistic methods, neural networks, pattern recognition, design, gaming and social sciences. Deadline 27 May 2016  More ...

Scottish Government Consultation on Stop and Search
Please find below details of two public consultations that were recently launched by Scottish Government. One is a consultation on the new Code of Practice for Stop and Search that will be introduced in 2017. And the other is a consultation on proposals to give Police Scotland the power to search children and young people for alcohol.

Responses should be sent direct to the address shown in the links - deadline 15th July.
 
New Code of Practice ...; Under 18 search ...

NEW REPORTS Partners in Scrutiny : Local Police Scrutiny Arrangements
Three new publications (two Briefing Papers and a full Project Report) are now available for the SIPR-funded Small Grant project carried out by Alistair Henry, Ali Malik and Andy Aitchison at the University of Edinburgh on the current scrutiny arrangements for local policing in Scotland.  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 ...

NEW ISSUE : Scottish Justice Matters
The next issue of Scottish Justice Matters is now out, featuring writing on the theme of Reimagining Punishment and Justice commissioned by guest editors Margaret Malloch and Bill Munro.  More ...

New systematic review published - Gating alleys to reduce crime
As part of the What Works Centre's remit, and working with our university partners, the first of their commissioned systematic reviews, from Dr Aiden Sidebottom at UCL, has now been published and is available on the What Works Centre for Crime Reduction website 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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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