SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 43  -   September 2011

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The Fifth SIPR Annual Lecture, 20 October, Scottish Police College
Observations from a decade on the inside: Policing cultures and evidence based policing Professor Betsy Stanko, Head, Strategy, Research and Analysis Unit - Metropolitan Police Service.  Book a FREE place ...

Police Governance and Accountability in Comparative Perspective: Centralism, Localism and Democratic Policing, Friday, 4th November 2011, 2 pm to 7 p.m., Royal Society of Edinburgh
The conference is the first in a series of events funded by a Royal Society of Edinburgh Arts & Humanities Network Award on the theme of Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present.  More ...

The Society of Evidence-Based Policing
Please see this link for a copy of the SEBP Newsletter for July-Agust 2011. The Newsletter includes details of their second conference, to be held at Cardiff University on 2nd February 2012, as well as details of membership.  More ...

Urban unrest, social resentment and justice. York, 22-23 September 2011
This conference, organised by the Centre for Urban Research, University of York, seeks to contextualise urban unrest within broader, structural concerns around economic decline, social injustice and criminal cultures. Keynote speaker: Prof Tony Jefferson. FREE: Limited places. More ...

plusone mentoring - an evaluation
plusone mentoring is an early intervention programme that uses a voluntary mentoring approach, based at YMCA centres, to engage with young people aged mainly 8 to 14 years who are deemed at high risk of future offending. This Evaluation Report was prepared by the University of Dundee.  More ...

Research Support for a Consultation on the Future of Policing in Scotland
Analysis by George Street Research of the responses to the consultation on the future of the police service in Scotland. The report also includes analysis of focus groups held to explore the views of the public on the consultation. More ...

SIPR Research Summaries - new additions
Rural policing: understanding police knowledge and practice in rural communities. Tara Fenwick et al, University of Stirling
Take control - a road safety education evaluation Hayley Kelly et al, Grampian Police

Managing Territorial Gang Violence with Young People
This 'Roadshow", run by Prof Ross Deuchar, University of the West of Scotland, can be delivered to forces in their chosen venue, with a minimum of 10-12 participants. It includes case studies and first hand illustrations of how reformed gang members have turned their lives around through exposure to conflict management strategies and mentoring approaches delivered through multi-agency partnerships.  More ...

Crime and justice research collection
Designed to explain and explore crime and justice issues, this on-line crime and justice collection, compiled by the Institute for Research Innovation in Social Services, contains a mixture of podcasts and videos likely to be of interest to academics and students. More ...

11th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology, 21 - 24 September, 2011
"Rethinking Crime and Punishment in Europe", will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania from 21st to 24th September, 2011. The Conference will include sessions organised by the Policing Working Group, Chaired by Professor Nick Fyfe and Dr Alistair Henry. Registration and abstract submission is now open.  More ...

The Police Foundation Annual Conference: Police Effectiveness in a Changing World, 28 September 2011, BT Auditorium, London.
Complemented by a series of workshops, the conference will provide a unique opportunity for the police service and its partners to learn about and share best practice and innovation in effective policing and crime reduction.  More ...

NBPA conference: Policing diverse Britain in the 21st Century, 5-6 October, Edinburgh
This Education and Training Conference will be held in Scotland for the very first time. This is an ACPOS Equality & Diversity-sponsored event. See link below, or contact Sandra Deslandes-Clark, SEMPER (, for further information.  More ...

Masterclass: Centre of Forensic Interviewing, University of Portsmouth, 7 November 2011
"Interviewing suspects", presented by Prof Ray Bull. Cost £295 for the day class. Ray Bull is Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Leicester. He has advised a large number of police forces in several countries on the interviewing of suspects and witnesses, and he has testified as an expert witness in a considerable number of trials.  More ...

EUROPOL & EUROJUST:Their role in EU Police and Judicial Cooperation, 7-8 November 2011, The Hague.
The T.M.C. Asser Instituut in cooperation with EUROPOL & EUROJUST is delivering this third 2-day training course for senior police officers, civil servants from the Ministries of Justice and Interior and/or judiciary working in the field of Freedom, Security and Justice. Cost €695 for the 2-day event.  More ...

Cyberforensics 2011 Conference Proceedings
Copies of the Cyberforensics 2011 proceedings, edited by George Weir, University of Strathclyde, are available to purchase on line. Cyberforensics: Issues and Perspectives, University of Strathclyde Publishing, Glasgow, UK. 2011. Paperback, 234 pages. ISBN: 978-0-947649-78-4. Price: £15.00 inc. p&p. :  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 ...

International Master's Programme in Criminology, Governance and Police Science
This distance learning Masters is offered by the Ruhr-University Bochum (Law Faculty), Germany, in cooperation with the University College Ghent (GaPS), Belgium, with financial support by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). A 50% reduction in tuition fees is offered to SIPR members.  More ...

Tim Heilbronn
Business and KT Manager
Scottish Institute for Policing Research,
School of Social & Environmental Sciences,
University of Dundee,
Dundee DD1 4HN

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