SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 99  -   October 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, Johnny Gwynne, 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 ...

Police Scotland Research Group Seeks New Members
The Research and Evaluation Operational Review Group (REORG) has played a vital role in delivering changes and developing operational policing in Scotland in relation to the policy and practice of stop and search. SIPR are now offering this unique opportunity for academics to join the group and take an active role in progressing future research ideas, welcoming interest from suitably qualified academic researchers who are involved in Scottish policing research on stop and search or other related policing approaches such as violence, anti-social behaviour and children and young people. See further details and Terms of Reference...

SCCJR Annual Lecture, 11 October 2017, Edinburgh
This year's SCCJR Annual Lecture will be presented by Prof Tracey Meares, Yale Uiversity School of Law, on Thinking through the "Public" in public legitimacy. The lecture, organised by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) and the Justice Collaboratory, will take place on Wednesday October 11th in Lecture Theatre 1 of Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh at 5.45pm. The event is free of charge and open to all. Please register via bit.ly/SCCJRLecture  More ...

Cops Teaching Civics and Other Unnatural Acts: A curriculum Theory of Policing. 11 October 2017, Glasgow
This seminar is presented by Prof Ben Justice from Rutgers University. It is co-hosted by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, Sociology and School of Education. The event is FREE and will be held in Glasgow, Adam Smith Building, Room 916 at 4pm. While the overt curriculum of policing is rooted in democratic principles of equality, fairness, and rights, there is also an implicit (and often hidden) curriculum in racial subordination, arbitrary government, and civic un-belonging that erode the legitimacy of the state.  More ...

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 ...

The Centre for Search Research: Initial Response Incident Management / Practical Search Skills . Northumberland, 3-4 November 2017.
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..  More ...

Positions available at G4S
Please find the following details of positions that are currently available at G4S. They are looking for Field Monitoring Officers to be based in Aberdeen. The posts may be of interest to students, in the criminal justice field, who have an interest in Electronic Monitoring or are looking for part-time/full-time work, and ideally live within a 30 mile radius from Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Minimum 20 hours per month at £13.30/hr.  More ...

Restorative Justice - Moving forward with Restorative Justice in Scotland - Friday 13th October, Edinburgh
This important deliberative conference will build on the learning from the The Scottish Universities Insight Institute funded programme of dialogues on Restorative Justice in Scotland - learning from others held earlier this year. The dialogues addressed research, desistance, sexual violence and homicide and RJ. Speakers include Professor Joanna Shapland (University of Sheffield and convenor, Restorative Justice Forum Scotland) 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 ...

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 ...

SIPR Annual Report for 2016
We are delighted to present The SIPR Annual Report for 2016, which celebrates our tenth anniversary and includes 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 2016, 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...

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 ...

Glowing Report from SFC on the Impact of SIPR!
In their "Ten Year Impact Report", the Scottish Funding Council say, "SIPR is an exemplary investment for SFC in the extent of its ongoing achievement and it has significant potential to make even more of a difference." It is a pleasure to thank the SFC and ACPOS for their initial investment, which has certainly made a difference, helping to contribute towards a safer Scotland and forging strong links between police and academia, and to all the stakeholders who were interviewed by SFC and who contributed to the Report. Read the Impact Report ...

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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