SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 55  -   November 2012

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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...

Policy Transfer in Policing: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, Tuesday, 4th December 2012, St Leonard's Hall, University of Edinburgh, 11.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
This conference is the third in a series of events funded by a RSE Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present. Speakers: Bjorn Furuhagen (Uppsala University, Sweden); Gordon Marnoch (University of Ulster); Georgina Sinclair (International Centre for Crime, Policing and Justice, Open University); Liam O’Shea (University of St Andrews)  Please book on-line by 16th November ...

SEBP Annual Conference 2013: Evidence based policing, the new normality
The Society of Evidence Based Policing's third annual conference will be supported by SIPR, and hosted by the Law School, University of Edinburgh, at the prestigious location of the Playfair Library on Wednesday 13th February 2013. Speakers to include: Professor Besty Stanko, Met Police; Professor Larry Sherman, Cambridge; Peter Neyroud, Cambridge; Fiona Gabbert, Abertay; Paul Quinton, NPIA; Louise Grove, Loughborough.

The conference (priced £50) is open to all members of the Society of Evidence Based Policing, which you can join for free by completing the application form. Please contact the Secretary of the Society, at or 0161 856 2376 to register.

Missing Persons in a European context: research, practitioner and policy perspectives, 17th May 2013 in Brussels
The aims of the seminar are to share findings from recent and current research on missing persons, to understand the challenges faced by practitioners and policy makers with responsibilities for missing persons, and to help build an inter-disciplinary and inter-professional European network of those working in this field.

Attendance will be FREE, and refreshments and lunch will be provided. Attendees will be responsible for their own transport and accommodation.

For further information on attending the seminar or if you would like to make a presentation, please contact: Tim Heilbronn

SIPR Research Report: Evaluation of the Strathclyde Extended Deployment of Taser Pilot
by Professor Kenneth Scott, University of the West of Scotland. The aim of the Extended Deployment of Taser (EDT) Pilot was to assess the effectiveness of deploying Specially Trained Officers (STOs), who are not authorised firearms officers, on the front-line with Taser X26 devices as an additional tactical option in operational policing situations requiring the use of force.  More ...

Police Research Awards
Please note that applications for the US Fulbright Police Awards are still open, but will close on 15 November. In this Award category, up to three grants are offered to active UK police officers and staff from all ranks to conduct research, pursue professional development and/or assess best practice affiliated with any US institution for a period of three to five months. In exchange for serving as host, Police Research Scholars can be a resource for US institutions by offering to speak to students and faculty about policing and criminal justice in the UK.  Apply on-line ...

Policing and European Studies
Call for Papers for: Challenges and Critiques of the EU Internal Security Strategy, 17th May 2013, University of Abertay Dundee. In addition to addressing ongoing issues in cross border policing, the EU's Internal Security Strategy has highlighted new areas for development within the EU cross border law enforcement framework. Changing political, security and economic realities are also having an impact on the EU law enforcement landscape, law enforcement practitioners and transnational criminals. Closing date for offers, 18th January 2013 More ...

First International Conference on Missing Children and Adults, 18-20th of June 2013, University of Portsmouth
The conference will be partnered by Missing People, CEOP, UK Missing Persons Bureau and the Centre for the Study of Missing Persons. Offers are invited for papers and posters on: Geographies of missing persons; Risk Assessment; Search and rescue strategies; Child protection; The social experience of going missing; Criminal activity; Policing; International approaches to missing; Vulnerable adults. Deadline for submissions is January 15th, 2013 More ...

Research and evaluation for busy practitioners: A time-saving guide. By Dr Helen Kara.
More and more people working in public services have to do research on top of their main jobs. This can include workplace research, such as evaluation, audit, training needs analysis or satisfaction surveys, or research for a professional development qualification such as diploma, master's degree or PhD. Unlike most how-to books that treat research as if it exists in isolation, this book will show you how to juggle research, work, family, and social life. Based on interviews with practitioners from health, education, social care, criminal justice, government and the third sector, as well as the author's extensive experience, it provides a wealth of practical information and tips to save you time, effort and stress. This book is for anyone in the public or third sector, an independent research organisation or academia, who wants to know how to do research on top of their main job and still have a life. More ...

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

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