SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 100  -   November 2017

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Registration open for the Scottish International Policing Conference - 14 December 2017, Edinburgh
The need to 'professionalise' the police service in order to face multiple demands has never been more critical. Our Annual Conference will focus on Policing and Professionalisation: opportunities and challenges, with with contributions from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, MSP, the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, Andrew Flanagan, the Deputy Chief Constable, Iain Livingstone, and Dr Victoria Herrington, Australian Institute of Police Management.  More ...

The Third SIPR / Police Scotland Postgradute Student Awards, 15 December 2017
We are pleased to announce the third Postgraduate Student Awards, which this year will be held in conjunction with the Scottish International Police Conference to create two days of opportunity to showcase innovate policing research emerging from Scottish universities. We will welcome posters and presentations on any aspect of police related research and invite student researchers who are working in this field of research from across Scotland to attend.  More ...

Call for Proposals from Justice Analytical Services (JAS), Scottish Government, on people's experiences of the Scottish Justice System
Justice Analytical Services (JAS) in the Scottish Government (SG) are seeking proposals to help grow the evidence base on people's experiences of the criminal and civil justice systems. They expect to fund several projects of up to £50,000. Projects are expected to commence by March 2018. Deadline for submission of proposals Friday 15th December 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 ...

Preventing Violence in Partnership, Glasgow, Wednesday 29th November 2017
The Preventing Violence in Partnership event will focus upon sharing the violence prevention approach being supported by the National Violence Prevention Board members. Speakers include Mr Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Justice, and will be covering subjects such as violence prevention, alcohol and partnership working amongst others. Delegates will have the opportunity to network and consider the contribution they can make in the delivery of Violence Prevention in Partnership locally. More ...

Children and Young People in Custody in Scotland: Looking Behind the Data
The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) has published a report encouraging reflection about children and young people in Scotland's justice system, particularly those detained in custody. Through offering insights into what we know about children and young people and what is happening within youth justice, the report seeks to provide a basis for discussions to inform improvement.  More ...

Why disability hate crimes are woefully under-reported
SIPR Member, Dr Ed Hall,writes in "The Conversation" that for most disabled people it is discrimination and exclusion that dominate their lives, sometimes developing into violence and abuse. Preventative work by police, the authorities and local organisations to challenge and change negative social attitudes towards disabled people is essential.  More ...

Australian Institute of Criminology - recent publications
Police techniques for investigating serious violent crime: A systematic review Angela Higginson, Elizabeth Eggins and Lorraine Mazerolle. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 539 Australian Institute of Criminology, October 2017.
Police detainee perspectives on CCTV Matthew Willis, Emmeline Taylor, Murray Lee and Alexandra Gannoni. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 538 Australian Institute of Criminology, October 2017.
Police detainee perspectives on police body-worn cameras Emmeline Taylor, Murray Lee, Matthew Willis and Alexandra Gannoni. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 537 Australian Institute of Criminology, October 2017.

Leading the Police: A History of Chief Constables 1835-2017
This collection reviews the history of the UK Chief Constable, reflecting on the shifts and continuities in police leadership style, practice and performance over the past 180 years, critiquing the factors affecting their operational management and how these impacted upon the organization and service delivery of their forces. The book includes chapters on Early Chief Constables in Scotland: policing the city and the county by David Smale, and 'Seirbheis Phoilis na h-Alba' Police Scotland: the rationalization of Chief Constables by Gareth Addidle. ( More ...

The Police Foundation Annual Conference,29th November 2017
Networked Policing: effective collaboration between the police, partners and communities With demand on the police becoming more varied and complex this eighth annual conference will look at how the police can work much more collaboratively with other agencies and with citizens to prevent crime and solve difficult problems. The Police Foundation's highly successful annual conference is recognised as one of the leading events in the policing calendar and attracts a wide range of experts in the field of criminal justice. 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
Applied Professional Studies - 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. Applications for spring 2018 modules open now. See our flyer or call 01786 467681 for further information.  More ...

Postgraduate Qualifications in Child Protection - Edinburgh Napier University. New module starts January
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. Deadline for applications 8th December.  More ...

Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform: Year 2 Report published
Three strategic areas for improvement flow from the analysis presented in this report. First, there is a need for improved internal communication. Second, there is a need for greater clarity for local personnel about career development and training opportunities within the new national organisations. A third area for improvement and one recognised by Scottish Government, Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority, is a renewed and refreshed commitment to localism in policing. More ...

Society of Evidence Based Policing at the Open University, Annual Spring Conference, 1 - 2 March 2018
The Open University's Centre for Policing Research and Learning contributes through research, education and knowledge exchange to the work of police forces as they adapt to a changing policing landscape, with its greater emphasis on evidence-based practice. The conference will showcase new research and knowledge across all areas of policing. Cost: £85. More ...

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. Join GLEPHA and receive a discounted registration fee for the LEPH2018 conference which addresses the challenging intersection of law enforcement and public health.  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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University of Dundee,
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