SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 103  -   May 2018

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New SIPR Director!

I am sure that all our "SIPR Members" will join me in congratulating Professor Nick Fyfe, the founding Director of SIPR, on his promotion within the University of Dundee to the position of Dean of the School of Social Sciences. Nick has been an outstanding leader for SIPR since 2007, but due to the pressures of his new role, he has had to step down from his position as Director. He does however intend to maintain his interests in policing research, and to keep an active involvement with SIPR.

Liz Aston   

We are delighted to announce that following interviews held in late April, Dr Liz Aston of Edinburgh Napier University has been appointed the next Director of SIPR. Liz has been an active member of the SIPR research community for over ten years and is part of the Police-Community Relations Brokering Team. She has an outstanding record of collaborative research on policing both in Scotland and in Europe, including involvement in major international projects on community policing and stop and search. She is also highly experienced in knowledge exchange and in building strong research-practitioner relationships.

In addition to this expertise, Liz has significant leadership and management experience in higher education and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Head of Social Sciences at Edinburgh Napier.

Liz will take up the post of SIPR Director during June.

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BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW! Local Approaches to Policing: Police Community Relations "Sandpit" and CALL FOR PROJECTS. 7th June 2018, University of Edinburgh
Local Approaches to Policing (LAP) is an ambitious and diverse programme of work being developed by Police Scotland in pursuance of Policing 2026. Please note that PCR Collaborative Project Funding is only available for members of the SIPR Consortium Universites and Police Scotand / SPA Practitioners More ...

The success of failure: can we really build learning organisations in policing?
At the 'Scottish International Policing Conference' organised by SIPR in December 2017, Victoria Herrington, Director of the Australian Institute of Police Management, gave the James Smart Memorial Lecture and examined modern day policing and what these establishments need to consider in order to remain effective and transformative. The full, referenced transcript of her talk is now available.  More ...

Applied Cognitive Psychology In Forensic Settings Networking Meeting, 6 June, University of Dundee
This meeting, organised by Dr Susan Griffiths (RGU) and Dr Penny Woolnough (Abertay) for the SIPR Evidence & Investigation Network,includes talks on current research, as well as group discussions on new opportunities. Spaces are limited and must be booked. For further information on the Programme, see the "More..." link below, and to book a place, contact: Susan at: griffiths4@rgu.ac.uk by 18th May More ...

SAVE THE DATE! Forensic Science: an Evidence & Investigation Network "sandpit", and CALL FOR PROJECTS. 11th September 2018, Abertay University
Three main themes for the day have been identified through dialogue with practitioners involved in the Policing 2026 and Forensic Science 2026 strategies: Regulation and legislation of forensic sciences; Evidence capture and communication; and Delivering forensic science at source. Please note that this Funding is only available for members of the SIPR Consortium Universites and Police Scotand / SPA Practitioners More ...

NEW REPORT: Police reform and public confidence in Scottish policing: 2012 to 2015. An analysis of Scottish Social Attitudes survey data
This report, by Dr Kath Murray, examines public confidence in Scottish policing, and public awareness of police reform between 2012 and 2015. Capturing public attitudes immediately prior to and following the amalgamation of Scotland's eight police forces in April 2013, the report provides original insights into how public attitudes towards Scottish policing changed during the early years of police reform. Dr Kath Murray  More ...

New Reports from What Works Crime Reduction
The Final Report for 'Evidence-informed Policing: An Introduction to EMMIE and the Crime Reduction Toolkit' by J Fleming, N Fyfe and J C Wingrove has been published. This includes separate Reports on the Design of a Pilot Training Evaluation; Evidence-informed policing: A pilot training evaluation; and a Pilot Trainer Guide (See WP 6 and 7).  More ...

DASA: Defence and Security Accelerator scheme
This new funding opportunity is aligned to a new UK Government Scheme, DASA. This is a very flexible, very responsive funding scheme that is looking to provide financial support for any developments (technological, product or process) that will have benefit to the security services and first responders. They currently have some 'early announcements' pre-warning of funding calls and also offer open calls for funding that can be submitted at any time. The funding is available until 2020. More ...

CCS Research Marketplace
The UK government and the College of Policing have changed their procedure for procuring economic and social research. Crown Commercial Services (the government's procurement body) has recently created a 'research marketplace'. Potential suppliers can sign up at any time during the 4-year lifetime of the agreement.  More ...

Mission Challenges, Lessons Learned and Guiding Principles: Policing with Communities in Fragile and Conflict Affected States
This collection of practitioner-led essays, edited by SIPR Associate Georgina Sinclair, and Rohan Burdett, an Independent Security and Justice Consultant, has been published in association with SIPR, and seeks to contribute to empirically driven research within the context of the global security agenda, and to raise awareness of the challenges encountered by police within international mission environments, and of lessons learned and guiding principles. Read Georgina's Blog ...  More ...

Taming the Wicked: the Role of Partnerships, Canterbury, 20-21 June 2018
Speakers at this event, organised by Canterbury Christ Church University, and being held on 20th and 21st June at Augustine House, Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, include our Dr Liz Aston (Edinburgh Napier). Liz will speak on the Unity Project in her talk entitled "Blue light consultancy - community engagement". Other speakers include Prof Maurice Punch, Dr Ian Hesketh, Dr Karen Lumsden and Emma Williams More ...

REGISTRATION OPEN! International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health, October 2018
The 4th International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health will be held in Toronto from 21-24 October 2018. The LEPH2018 conference addresses the challenging intersection of law enforcement and public health. As we are hosting LEPH 2019 in Edinburgh next year they are offering a group discount to get as many from Scotland to Canada in October as possible.  More ...

Crimes against Humans and Crimes against Humanity: Implications for Modern Criminology, 29 August - 1 September 2018, Sarajevo.
The 18th Conference of the ESC will be held on 29.08-01.09 in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina with the above theme. The World War I started with an event that took place in Sarajevo (the assassination of Franz Ferdinand, the Royal Prince of Hungary and of Bohemia), and the same century ended with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, so this is a fitting topic.  More ...

Justice Sector Reform: Applying Human Rights Based Approaches, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland, Monday 18th June 2018 - Friday 22nd June 2018
This annual IHRN training programme aims at enhancing the skills of justice sector personnel, consultants, managers etc., in applying Human Rights Based Approaches to Justice Sector Reform. The programme is designed for people working in the justice sector (with state or non-state institutions) or undertaking Rule of law/Governance assignments (e.g. UN, EC Framework Contract Lot 7 - Governance and Home Affairs) as well as justice sector personnel wishing to adapt their expertise for international consultancy work. More ...

The Police Foundation Annual Lecture, 3 July, Royal Society of Arts
The Police Foundation has announced that their annual John Harris Memorial Lecture will be given by the Director of Europol, Rob Wainwright, on 3 July at the Royal Society of Arts, London. This is an invitation-only event and requests to attend should be directed to Sue.Roberts@police-foundation.org.uk. 

American Society of Evidence-Based Policing annual conference, 21-22 May, Philadelphia
The American Society of Evidence-Based Policing is hosting their 2nd annual conference on May 21-22, 2018 at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. Areas of research being presented include: de-escalation, cybercrime, body worn cameras, predictive policing violence reduction, officer-led research initiatives, officer wellness and race and bias.  More ...

'Brexit, Policing and Security' : international survey
This survey is being conducted by researchers from Belgium, French and British universities. The research is specifically aimed at policing, border, immigration and legal professionals (private and public sector) involved with cross border working across Europe with the UK. The researchers are keen to collect personal views of professionals working in this sector. This is an anonymous survey and will take approximately 25 minutes to complete.
If you would like further information, please contact Dr Stephen Tong at Canterbury Christ Church University via email steve.tong@canterbury.ac.uk.
 
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Select Bibliography of Scottish and contemporary policing. By Tim Heilbronn, 9th edition, December 2017
The Ninth edition of this bibliography builds on the previous editions with the addition of publications produced during 2015 and 2016, and is offered as a starting-point for identifying material which may be of value in researching Scottish policing. It lists recent work (2,643 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 ...

Articles invited for Crisis Response Journal, and discounted offer for subscriptions
Crisis Response Journal (www.crisis-response.com) is the foremost international publication focusing on resilience and crisis management issues arising from large scale natural and man-made disasters, emergencies and terrorist attacks. Those in the SIPR network are invited to submit content/articles for consideration to the editor in chief, Emily Hough at emily@crisis-response.com. Offer for the SIPR network: a 50% discount in subscription. Full individual - hard copy delivered four times per year and full access to digital editions and archive - normally £100 Discounted price: £50. Or Digital - full access to digital editions and archive - normally £60, discoutned: £30. To take advantage of this, visit https://crisis-response.com/subscribe/ and enter the discount code 99950 when prompted.  More ...

First Responder Guide for cybercrime and digital forensics.
The First Responder Guide (FRG) was developed by Droman Solutions Ltd, Police Scotland and Abertay University as an innovative approach to a number of challenges facing the police in dealing with cybercrime and digital evidence. The platform enables the user of a tablet to enter a 3D environment and interact with objects and characters, making decisions and solving challenges. An independent Evaluation, by Miranda Alcock, of a training pilot has been published, detailing the key findings from the responses of 98 participants who attended six pilot training days. More ...

Queen Margaret University - Work-based Professional Doctorates
The Professional doctorate at QMU is designed for experienced professionals across all sectors and is based in a work context. The Professional doctorate consists of 3 work based modules plus a thesis. 1.Theory and Context of professional practice; 2.Developing and Evaluating professional Practice; 3. Doctoral research; 4. Thesis. You will become confident and competent to use your skills to tackle emergent issues in practice. More ...

Stirling University - MSc/PG Diploma/PG Certificate in Applied Professional Studies
Applications for autumn 2018 modules open now - advance your career with postgraduate study at the University of Stirling. Our MSc Applied Professional Studies provides a flexible range of study options in the fields of Child Welfare and Protection and Adult Services, Support and Protection. See our webpage or call 01786 467681 for further information.  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 ...



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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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e-mail: t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk
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