SIPR Noticeboard   -    Issue 53  -   September 2012

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN VRU conference: Scotland and Violence Prevention, 12 - 15 October, Scottish Police College
This conference is being held in collaboration with St Andrews University, SIPR, Medics Against Violence and the Police and is being delivered under the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance banner. As well as workshops by the practitioners who delivered CIRV in Glasgow, some of the leading international authorities on violence will be appearing at the conference.  REGISTER NOW ON-LINE ... BOOKING DEADLINE: 28TH SEPTEMBER

The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture, 25th October 2012, The Playfair Library, University of Edinburgh
The Sixth SIPR Annual Lecture, The new police professionalism - democracy, evidence based practice and a 21st century profession will be presented by Peter Neyroud CBE QPM. Peter Neyroud is a former Chief Constable, Chief Executive for the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and a widely published author of books, articles and papers on policing and Editor of the Oxford Journal of Policing. His last major piece of work in policing was a "fundamental review of Police Leadership and Training" for the Home Secretary, which was published in April 2011.  More details and Registration Form ...

Work Programme for the FP7 Security theme for 2013
The European Commission has now published the 2013 Work Programme for the FP7 Security theme, with a budget of almost 300 million euros and a deadline of 22 November 2012 for submission of proposals. SIPR launched its Engagement in European Policing Research Programme ealier this year, and invites funding application to offset nonrecoverable costs involved in preparing proposals at the pre-award stages. Each EEPR application can be for a maximum of £5,000 for any one proposal. EU FP7 website ...
The AHRC is also offering grants up to £10,000. See the AHRC website.
A Security Research Projects Database has been developed to help researchers find partners. See the Security Research Map.
An Information Day on the FP7-SEC-2013-1 Security Research call will be held in Brussels on 11th September. See the REA website to register.

Nothing cuts crime like a payslip
Glasgow Employers Advisory Group on Ex Offenders have launched a set of recommendations on improving employability outcomes for people involved in the Criminal Justice System. Hugh McAloon, Deputy Director for Employability and Skills, provided the keynote address at an event attended by over 50 people from the employability and justice fields. The work was also the focus of Kay Adams' programme on BBC Radio Scotland and an article in the Herald.  More ...

VACANCY - PostDoc Research Associate : University of Strathclyde. 2 years
Applications are invited for this post in the Centre for Forensic Science. The main focus of this role will be to investigate the legal, sociological, criminological and organisational aspects of forensic science. You will hold a doctorate or equivalent in a relevant social science subject and have experience of quantitative research methods. Experience of writing up academic material for publication and the ability to design research studies and analyse complex data are also key skills.  More ...

Centres for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security
As part of a strategy to enhance the nation's academic capability in all fields of cyber security, the EPSRC wishes to support two Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) in cyber security. The Centres will call on a wide range of expertise to deliver multidisciplinary training and so help to provide the breadth of skills needed to underpin the work of the UK's next generation of doctoral-level cyber security experts.Closing Date: 08-11-2012 More ...

The Police Foundation Conference, "Connecting the police and the public", 9th October 2012, BT Auditorium, London
Chaired by The Lord Dear, the conference will explore the crucial role of community engagement in the context of the challenges and opportunities the police currently face, including the introduction of Police and Crime Commissioners, an increased emphasis on local accountability, the rapid rise of social media and the pressure to meet the public's expectations in an increasingly consumer-oriented society. Complimentary drinks and buffet reception at the BT Tower for first 40 registrants! More ...

Police Foundation Internship Opportunity
The Police Foundation is currently encouraging applications for their Internship Programme, which aims to provide interns with a wide range of experience, and an insight into the work of a small think tank. While the Foundation is unable to pay interns, they will reimburse any costs incurred on Foundation activities, and provide a small allowance to cover transport (within London). Internships will usually run for a minimum of 12 weeks, and for a minimum of three days a week.  More ...

The Police: Between Fiction and Non-Fiction, Paris, March 2013.
Police efficiency has become a major political issue, especially during electoral campaigns, in modern democracies concerned with questions of security. Under the watchful eye of the media, police authorities, eager to show themselves capable of protecting the public order, busily produce images and communication strategies. Papers are invited for this Conference, which will encourage a renewed reflection on the relations between the police and the media. Deadline for propoals: 30 September.  More ...

CPD Course - University of Abertay. "How good are my interviews? Assuring quality for child interviewers"
This CPD course, run by SIPR-funded lecturer David La Rooy at the University of Abertay, is a practical system for maintaining and improving interview skills based on best-practice guidelines and scientific research. Dates for the course are flexible, by arrangement with the organisers.  More ...

Call for Papers: Edited Collection
Dr Karen Lumsden (University of Abertay Dundee) & Heather M. Morgan (University of Aberdeen) have issued a Call for Papers on Reflexivity in Criminological Research: Experiences with the Powerless and the Powerful. They would be keen to receive submissions from those researching policing and related topics. Deadline 30th November for Abstracts, and completed papers, if selected, 1 August 2013.  More ...

Blood Pattern Analysis Conference, 12-14 November 2012, Edinburgh
The SPSA is hosting the 4th European IABPA Conference at The Royal College of Surgeons. The conference offers a series of lecture sessions and interactive workshops, hearing from keynote speakers and learning from experts in the field of BPA. This is a good opportunity not only to access these experts but also to the application of blood pattern analysis to casework. More ...

Tides and currents in police theories, 12-13 December, Deinze, Belgium
This 2-day event, organised by the Flemish Centre for Police Studies, will be held in English and Dutch, and will include a Session on Transformation of Policing, including presentations from Scotland by Nick Fyfe (University of Dundee), Alistair Henry (University of Edinburgh) and John Hawkins (L&B Police).  Full details of the Programme and Registration information...

Police officer and community perceptions of the operation and impact of the Community Engagement Model (CEM) in Fife
During 2008 and 2009, Fife Constabulary introduced the CEM, based broadly on the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy. In 2011/12, SIPR conducted two phases of research, firstly with a selection of community officers, and secondly with community members. A combined report (Full Report and Summary Briefing Paper) by Nicholas Fyfe and Janine Hunter representing the findings of both studies and a summarised SIPR Briefing Paper can be downloaded:  More ...

Learn to use and apply spatial analytical methods to your own data
The TALISMAN node of the National Centre for Research Methods is offering six fellowships for individuals in non-academic institutions to undertake defined research projects at the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (CSAP) in Leeds or the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) in London. The Fellowships will provide individuals with an opportunity to learn and apply spatial analytical methods to their own data. For further information about the User Fellowships and to apply,  please see TALISMAN website

Scottish Policing History - new website
A new website devoted to the history of Scottish policing is being developed in connection with the project on Crime and Policing in Scotland: Past and Present, funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. This will include podcasts of project workshops; a database of research material; and an online version of an exhibition that will launch in Dundee next spring. Suggestions about resources or links that could be added to the site are welcomed.  More ...

NEW LEAFLET... SIPR Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Policing Studies
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. Download a new leaflet to see what current students say about the Course in a case study... More information on the course...

Child Protection & Safeguarding Vulnerable Individuals
For experienced practitioners wishing evidence of postgraduate study in child protection, the PG Certificate at Masters level at Edinburgh Napier is a first step. The Certificate is usually studied over a period of three academic terms, each 15 weeks' duration. Students may choose to continue their studies by taking further modules to achieve a Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.
MSc Advanced Practice in Child Protection
Additional details of undergraduate modules and other CPD opportunities in Child Protection at Edinburgh Napier

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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