Issue 31   September 2010

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The SIPR Annual Conference "Policing in an age of austerity" and the SPSA "New developments in forensics" Conference
This year we are combining the normal SIPR Annual Conference (14th September) with a special event in collaboration with the SPSA on 15th September to celebrate the opening of the new forensic science laboratory in Dundee. Participants will be able to attend either or both days. BOOK NOW!!! Bookings must be received by 7th September to be included in the Delegates List More ...

The SIPR Fourth Annual Lecture "Discipline and discretion", University of Strathclyde, 30th September 2010
Presented by Professor Nick Tilley, Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, University College London. Professor Tilley will focus on the role of discipline and discretion in delivering an improvement agenda. The key question is, 'What forms of discretion and discipline create what patterns of improvement or deterioration in what contexts?' FREE - Book before 16th September. PLACES LIMITED TO 100 More...

SIPR Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Policing Studies launched
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 ...

Public confidence in policing - what counts and does it matter? Wednesday, 13th October 2010, University of Edinburgh, 6 - 7.30 p.m.
In collaboration with the Edinburgh Law School and the SCCJR, we are pleased to present a series of three seminars on Crime, Disorder and Policing. Speakers at this first seminar are: Prof. Mike Hough, Kings College London; Prof. Betsy Stanko, London Metropolitan Police; Chief Constable David Strang, Lothian & Borders Police;  More ...

In fear and anger? Public responses to crime. Wednesday, 27th October 2010, University of Edinburgh, 6 - 7.30 p.m.
In collaboration with the Edinburgh Law School and the SCCJR, we are pleased to present a series of three seminars on Crime, Disorder and Policing. Speakers at this second seminar are: Prof. Stephen Farrall, Sheffield University; Lily Greenan, Scottish Women's Aid; Scottish Government representative - TBC  More ...

Disorder and anti-social behaviour - perception, policy and practice. Wednesday, 10th November 2010, University of Edinburgh, 6 - 7.30 p.m.
In collaboration with the Edinburgh Law School and the SCCJR, we are pleased to present a series of three seminars on Crime, Disorder and Policing. Speakers at this third seminar are: Dr. Jonathan Jackson, London School of Economics; Dr. Andrew Millie, SCCJR University of Glasgow; Superintendent Tony Beveridge, Tayside Police  More ...

Policing Scotland - Second Edition
Edited by Daniel Donnelly and Kenneth Scott (University of the West of Scotland). This fully updated and expanded new version builds upon the success of the first edition and aim to provide an up-to-date and authoritative account of recent developments and provide an overview of policing in Scotland, with an updated description of the basic factual information about Scottish policing as it stands in the present age.  More ...

Future Investigative Data Acquisition Techniques survey
The Centre for Distributed Computing and Security, School of Computing, Edinburgh Napier University is carrying out research aimed at making a difference in the way investigative data is being acquired by the police and other public authorities. They aim to shorten the time required for the data acquisition process and to introduce privacy protecting measures that could protect the secrecy of the investigations and the privacy of the potential suspects. If you are involved in this area, you are invited to complete an on-line survey... More ...

Workshop: Anti-social behaviour, securing the public realm and partnership approaches
Wednesday September 22nd 2010, School of the Built and Natural Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University. This FREE Workshop will include a number of speakers with a range of expertise (community safety, policing, criminology, landscape architecture), but the emphasis of the day will be to enable participants to share experience, expertise and learning.  More ...

Criminal Justice Management
Wednesday 6th October 2010,QEII Conference Centre, London. With representations from the Home Office, Ministry of Justice, NPIA, The Probation Association, Criminal Justice Board, NACRO, SOVA, and Clinks, this event will provide an opportunity for delegates to hear from key speakers and policy makers.  More ...

Counter Terrorism and the 2012 Olympics
This conference, on preparing for the policing and security challenges, is being held at the Oxford Belfry Hotel on 30th November 2010. PLEASE NOTE THIS NEW DATE AND VENUE (previously 12th October). 25% Earlybird discount: Book before 24 September 2010     More ...

Policing and European Studies
Since the publication of the EU's Stockholm Programme, there is now a strategy which will bring many changes to EU cross border policing, both within the EU, and with third countries. Call for Papers for: Policing the Frontier in Post-Stockholm Europe, 25th February 2011, University of Abertay Dundee. More ...

The York Deviancy Conference
29th June - 1st July 2011. Critical perspectives on crime, deviance,disorder and social harm. The conference is intended to provide critical criminologists working across diverse disciplinary affiliations with the opportunity to come together and exchange ideas about crime, deviance and the future of studies that seek to engage with some of the greatest challenges. More ...

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
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