SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 91  -   October 2016

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Scottish International Policing Conference 2016. Policing : Localism in a globalising world. 10th November, University of Edinburgh.
Professor Paul Ponsaers will present the 44th James Smart Memorial Lecture 'Policing European Metropolises: Convergence and Divergence in the Politics of Security in City-Regions'. With contributions from the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson, MSP, the Chair of the Scottish Police Authority, Andrew Flanagan, and the Chief Constable of Scotland, Phil Gormley, QPM. This FREE conference will explore the challenges of localism in relation to six themes: performance, partnership, prevention, place, public accountability, and people and organisational development, and the lessons learned from recent Scottish and international research. Limited to 150 delegates  More ...

Vacancies and internships - Police Foundation
The Police Foundation is recruiting a Research Assistant to help them with a major new project on the policing of fraud. Fixed term contract: December 2016 - December 2018. Closing date: 28 October 2016. Candidates should have a post-graduate qualification or equivalent research experience and be familiar with analysing quantitative and qualitative data.  More ...

Are there more effective ways than prison to reduce reoffending among women in Scotland?
The Community Justice Authorities and their third sector partners are doing a project around raising awareness and building confidence in community justice programmes for women in the justice system. An essay competition with the above title, for students across Scotland, is open to those at all levels of study. Word limit 2,500. 1st prize £150 high street vouchers and spend a day with a leading professional in the criminal justice field.  More ...

The Police Foundation Conference, "Policing and justice for a digital age", 1 December 2016, BT Auditorium, London
Chaired by Sir Bill Jeffrey, the conference will address the skills police and justice professionals require in an increasingly internet-based society. Complimentary drinks and buffet reception at the BT Tower for first 40 registrants! £50 early bird discount for delegates booking before Monday 12th September. The Foundation is also offering a 10% discount to police officers. To take advantage of this offer enter code PFCONF07 when booking online.  More ...

Tayside Suicide Research Network (TSRN) Seminar Series
This network is led by Dr Fhionna Moore, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Dundee, and is a collection of researchers and practitioners from across Tayside with a shared interest in better understanding suicide. Members come from a diverse range of perspectives including ecology, fatality review, nursing, English literature, art, geography, philosophy, biostatistics, general practice, psychology, mental health, student support, public protection, and population health. More ...

Hold the date - Missing People Carol Service, Edinburgh, 6 December 2016
The first Missing People Carol Service will be held in Scotland on 6 December. Missing People invite researchers and practitioners to join them for this unique event at St John's Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh. If you would like to reserve a ticket please contact Josie on josie.allan@missingpeople.org.uk or 020 8392 4524, or visit the  Online link ...

What if Seattle police were like Scotlandís?
This article, by Carol Poole, a psychotherapist and writer who lives in Seattle, has been drawn to our attention by American colleagues from Seattle who visited us as part of a joint initiative with GMU Washington. Poole points to ways of understanding police work in Seattle that could lead to better conditions both for communities and the police themselves. Photo Credit : Credit: NH53/Flickr  More ...

Evaluation of Police and Fire Reform
The Year 1 Summary Report for this 4-year project being undertaken by SIPR and partners has been published by the Scottish Government. An additional Annex (Evidence Review)is available at: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/06/3972  See http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2016/06/3002...

NEW SIPR BRIEFING : Effective policing with communities in fragile and conflict-affected states
This briefing paper summarises discussions and syndicate exercise presentation material developed by police practitioners during a five-day course delivered by Strategic Expertise International (SEI) in association with SIPR, Police Scotland and the Stabilisation Unit in January 2016, and funded as part of the European Union Police Services Training (EUPST II) programme designed to support police officers working in EU and other international operations.  More ...

The Centre for Search Research: Initial Response Incident Management / Practical Search Skills . Northumberland, 25-26 November 2016.
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: £150.00 (£100.00 for MR / SAR volunteers) for each course - see linked leaflet.  More ...

What Works Centre - New publication: Mediation, mentoring and peer-support to reduce youth violence
This systematic review aimed to provide a comprehensive account of the range of violence prevention programmes for young people (aged up to 25 years) who have either been involved in, or are identified as being at high-risk of violence, and that included contact and interaction with a 'peer mediator', a 'mentor', or an influential 'peer' (peer support).  More ...

NEW REPORTS Partners in Scrutiny : Local Police Scrutiny Arrangements
Three new publications (two Briefing Papers and a full Project Report) are now available for the SIPR-funded Small Grant project carried out by Alistair Henry, Ali Malik and Andy Aitchison at the University of Edinburgh on the current scrutiny arrangements for local policing in Scotland.  More ...

Postgraduate Qualifications in Child Protection - Edinburgh Napier University
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.  More ...

SEBP Conference, 2/3rd March 2017, Northampton
Speakers including the Behavioural Insight Team, Rob Briner, Professor of Organisational Psychology, Bath; Professor Lawrence Sherman from Cambridge University and Chief Constable David Thompson, West Midlands Police. There is an Early Bird Offer of £55 if you book soon!  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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Scottish Institute for Policing Research,
School of Social & Environmental Sciences,
University of Dundee,
Dundee DD1 4HN

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