SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 64  -   November  2013

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SIPR Annual Newsletter 2013
On 1st April 2013, a new era in the policing of Scotland began with the establishment of a national police service. For SIPR this transformative moment in policing creates a range of important opportunities to contribute to the independent assessment of this major public service reform. The Newsletter includes:

New appointments and Publications; What Works Centre for Crime Reduction; Strengthening SIPR's international relationships; Researching Procedural Justice; SIPR IMPAKT and Strategic Research & Knowledge Exchange Awards; Knowledge Exchange : past and forthcoming events

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The 7th SIPR Annual Lecture: The Power of Policing Partnerships. Wednesday 13th November, 6.00 p.m., The Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh
Presented by Professor Lorraine Mazerolle, Institute for Social Science Research, The University of Queensland, Australia. Professor Mazerolle is the author of five scholarly books and over 80 research articles and book chapters, writing on topics such as community capacity, drug law enforcement, third party policing, regulatory crime control, displacement of crime, and crime prevention. This lecture focuses on the partnerships between police and schools, presenting results from the ABILITY Trial, and discussing the impact of police partnerships on the lives of young truants.  Programme and Registration Form...

Scottish International Policing Conference, Thursday 14 November 2013, South Hall, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh
Supported by Selex ES and the Scottish Government, the theme of this year's conference is Innovation in Policing, and will include The James Smart Memorial Lecture presented by Chuck Wexler, PERF, Washington DC. Contributions from the US, Europe, as well as Scotland, will focus on the challenges of transforming information into intelligence, the importance of targeting interventions, and different approaches to enhancing trust and confidence in policing.  SORRY - "SOLD OUT"! WE REGRET THAT WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE ANY FURTHER BOOKINGS

WANTED: Are you involved in interviewing minors with the use of interpreters?
If so, researchers at Heriot-Watt University would like you to take part in a survey which will assist the project partners in capturing current practice by police officers, social workers, etc. in interpreter-mediated investigative interviews with minors. Your perspective, along with the opinion of other professionals involved, will help the researchers to better understand the dynamics of this interview situation and provide recommendations regarding best practice for interpreter-mediated child interviews.  Tke part in the survey ...

Professional Matters: materialities and virtualities of professional learning. Second International ProPEL Conference, University of Stirling, UK, 25-27 June 2014
This upcoming conference in Professional Practice, Education and Learning will be a very lively event, with innovative researchers across policing, nursing, medicine, social work, education, government etc. FINAL REMINDER ... Abstracts were due 1st November 2013, but if you are very quick... More ...

Innovating research Spotlight on Forensic Science. Royal Society of Edinburgh, George Street, Edinburgh. 5th December2013
FREE. Applicants must be early career researchers, including post-doctoral researchers,and within the first 7 years of their first academic post. Applicants must be able to participate for the whole of 5th December in Edinburgh and be available for a full day in January at a time and venue yet to be confirmed. Applications to participate must be emailed to both and by 5pm 18th October 2013 for consideration. More ...

The Search for the Missing Person: Managing the Initial Response. 21 and 22 November, Longhirst Conference Centre, Morpeth.
Statistics from past incidents show that in the UK around 95% of searches for missing persons are concluded within the first 12 hours. This time period is referred to as the Initial Response phase, and how it is managed can have an important bearing on the outcome of the entire incident. This practical, hands-on course focuses on the needs of the individuals with the responsibility for managing the Initial Response phase of a search. More ...

Introduction to the Scottish Crime and Justice Survey, 22 November, Edinburgh
This half-day seminar on the SCJS will include a detailed introduction to the background, design and methodology of the survey, and why it is important in policy terms. This will be followed by a separate workshop which will provide potential users with the opportunity to find out more about what is in the datasets and allow practical, hands-on analytical experience of using SCJS datasets.  More ...

Policing Youth Violence: Insights from a Transatlantic Researcher. Tuesday 3rd December 2013, 5.30-7.00pm, Court Room, Culzean Building, Scottish Police College
Around the world, violence is one of the leading causes of death among young people, and the police are often searching for the best means of preventing it. In this public lecture, Professor Ross Deuchar will share insights from the extensive research he has conducted into the causes and impact of youth violence and the police strategies that can most effectively be put in place to manage and reduce it. More ...

National Rural Crime Seminar, Birmingham, 5 Macrh 2014
With overall crime rates continuing to fall nationally, rural crime remains a stubborn exception to the rule and has in fact increased over the past few years.

This national seminar will provide a forum to discuss the future landscape of rural crime in the UK. It will explore how through the rebalancing of resources, rural communities can be best served
Further details: or + 44 (0) 845 052 9602

Translational Criminology - NEW ISSUE
Translational Criminology is the quarterly magazine from the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy at George Mason University USA. It contains a number of articles which may be of interest, including evidenc based policing and integrity, and crime analysis, as well as a report on the recent joint GMU-SIPR Symposium and Congressional Briefing More ...

Domestic Abuse and Gender Inequality: An overview of the current debate
This Research Briefing, from the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, provides an overview of the current debate and sets out the research on why we need to think about gender inequality in understanding the causes and consequences of domestic abuse in order to work to prevent it. More ...

NEW BOOK : Policing Youth Violence, Transatlantic connections by Ross Deuchar
Around the world, violence is one of the leading causes of death among young people, and the police are often searching for the best means of preventing it. This book focuses on two cities with very different demographics, violence problems, and police cultures Cincinnati, Ohio and Glasgow, Scotland and their innovative and focused deterrence strategies. More ...

NEW BOOK : New challenges for the EU Internal Security Strategy
Edited by Maria O'Neil, Ken Swinton & Aaron Winter (Abertay University), this collection comprises work by authors from a wide variety of academic and professional areas and perspectives, as well as different countries, on a variety of areas and issues related to or raised by the EU's Internal Security Strategy, from intelligence-led policing to human trafficking and port security. This book examines refinement of existing internal provisions on cross-border crime and the increasing external relations of the EU, from a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives including law, geography, politics and practice. More ...

Select Bibliography of Scottish and contemporary policing. By Tim Heilbronn & Dr Daniel Donnelly, 6th edition, July 2013
The sixth edition of this bibliography builds on the previous editions, released between 2007 and 2012, with the addition of publications produced during 2012, and is offered as a starting-point for identifying material which may be of value in researching Scottish policing. It lists recent work (1679 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 ...

NEW BOOK : Centralizing Forces? Comparative Perspectives on Contemporary Police Reform in Northern and Western Europe
This new book, edited by Nicholas Fyfe, Jan Terpstra and Pieter Tops, provides critical insights into police reform in different national contexts and a snapshot of a dynamic European policing landscape in which the contours of the relationships between police organizations, governments and citizens are being redrawn. More ...

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. More information ... 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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