SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 83  -   October/November 2015

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Job opportunities with the new East Midlands Police Academic Collaboration (EMPAC)
The East Midlands Policing Academic Collaboration (EMPAC) is a newly formed consortium of seven universities, five police forces and five Police and Crime Commissioners. Applications are now open for two senior EMPAC vacancies. Closing Date for Applications: 15th November 2015. Please see the following links for the  Grade 8, 0.5 FTE EMPAC Programme Manager and the Grade 7, Full Time EMPAC Knowledge Exchange Manager

Policing the Poor in Brazil. Friday, 13 November 2015, 10:00 to 14:00, University of Dundee
This half-day seminar, organised by the Dundee Policing and Criminal Justice Group and the Geography Society Research Group, will bring together three Brazilian researchers with work and research experience in Brazilian marginalised neighbourhoods. They will share their views on human rights and violence arising from the tense relations between the police and the poor. Limited places available. More ...

REGISTRATION OPEN! Scottish International Policing Conference, 26th November 2015, James McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh
This year's theme will be Policing Vulnerable People and Vulnerable Places, and the Conference will include the prestigious James Smart Memorial Lecture, presented by Monica den Boer. There will be parallel Workshops in which we will be showcasing relevant work being carried out in Scotland. THERE ARE JUST A FEW PLACES LEFT...BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT! More ...

Select Bibliography of Scottish and contemporary policing. By Tim Heilbronn & Dr Daniel Donnelly, 8th edition, October 2015
The eighth edition of this bibliography builds on the previous editions with the addition of publications produced during 2014, and is offered as a starting-point for identifying material which may be of value in researching Scottish policing. It lists recent work (2,114 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 ...

Researching Marginalized Groups : An International Symposium, 28 October, UWS Paisley Campus
This event is hosted by SIPR member, Professor Ross Deuchar, in conjunction with the Youth Justice and Crime Prevention Research Group and the Institute for Youth and Community Research at the University of the West of Scotland. Contact: Res_MG@uws.ac.uk. A new book, from the Routledge Advances in Research Methods series is also available (See: www.routledge.com/9781138824034; 20% Discount Available - enter the code FLR40 at checkout) More ...

Challenges and Perspectives in Modelling the Spatial Dynamics of Conflict and Terrorism, 3rd December 2015, University of St Andrews.
RSVP to Ms Gillian Duncan, gm39@st-andrews.ac.uk if you wish to attend. Numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first come/first served basis. Should you want to present a poster, submit your abstract (200-300 words) and a poster draft to Mr André Python (ap215@st-andrews.ac.uk) before the submission deadline: 31st October 2015. More information about the requirements is provided at: http://modelling.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/programme/poster-exhibition/ More ...

New additions to the SIPR Blog!
Professor Ioan Fazey, University of Dundee, argues that the gap between Research and Practice is largely artificial, and Elaine McLaughlin, Glasgow Caledonian University, discusses her research on a police response to women with an insecure immigration status experiencing domestic abuse. Contributions to the Blog welcomed :  visit the Blog for further information ...

The Police Foundation Conference, "Policing and protecting vulnerable people", 5 November 2014, BT Auditorium, London
Chaired by Sir Bill Jeffrey, the conference will will provide an opportunity to debate with and learn from some of the leading experts in the field about how the police (and their partners) can best respond to the challenge of reducing risk and harm and secure public protection at a time of declining resources. Complimentary drinks and buffet reception at the BT Tower for first 40 registrants! More ...

Policing and European Studies, 29th April 2016, Abertay University
Call for Papers for: Developing the EU Agenda on Security. Areas of interest include (but are not confined to):Full compliance with fundamental rights; Transparency, accountability and democratic control; Better application and implementation of existing EU legal instruments, " More joined up inter-agency and cross-sectoral approaches; and Bringing together the internal and external dimensions of security. Closing date for offers, 29th January 2016 More ...

The Centre for Search Research: Practical Search Skills / Incident Management - Managing the Initial Response. Newcastle, 11-12 November 2015.
The Centre for Search Research will be once again be running these two courses. The course consists of some classroom sessions but mostly outdoor practical work in both daylight and darkness. Course rates are: £140.00 (£100.00 for MR / SAR volunteers)for each course - see linked leaflet.  More ...

Identifying the Dead: Forensic Science and Human Identification
This free online course is a collaboration between the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) and the crime writer Val McDermid. It builds on the world-leading work of CAHID in helping police in criminal investigations and identifying bodies in all manner of different circumstances, and aims to capture the high level of public interest in forensic science. Participants will be guided through the process of human identification and at the end of the course all will be revealed as participants will be able to download an ebook copy of a specially-written murder mystery exploring the life and death of the victim by international best-selling crime novelist Val McDermid. More ...

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 ...

SIPR Annual Report for 2014
The SIPR Annual Report for 2014 has now been published, with articles from academics from the consortium universities, as well as Practitioner Fellows. Our focus on evidence-based approaches to policing has seen researchers from across the consortium universities engage in interdisciplinary projects during 2014, supported by investment from SIPR and by awards from research councils and other funding bodies. It also provides us with an important opportunity to thank the wide range of people and organisations whose support is vital to the success of SIPR as a collaboration of research,practitioner and policy communities, and which has contributed to make SIPR an internationally recognised centre of excellence for policing research.  Download the SIPR Annual Report...



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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

Tel: 01382 384205
Mob: 07754 271562
e-mail: t.d.heilbronn@dundee.ac.uk
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