SIPR is a strategic collaboration between 14 of Scotland's universities, Police Scotland and The Scottish Police Authority.

Our mission is to support internationally excellent, multi-disciplinary policing research to enable evidence-informed policy & practice.

Fourteenth SIPR Annual Report 2020/21

Year 2019 - 2020 | Report Archives

SIPR are delighted to present the fourteenth annual report covering the period 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021. The full report can be downloaded below, or you can watch a short video with highlights from the report here We invite you all to read through the report at your leisure and we hope you enjoy learning not only about our institution but also about some of the great work going on across the SIPR community.

Scottish Justice Fellowship Winners Announced


We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2022 Scottish Justice Fellowships. Congratulations to Konstantinos Kosmas Gaitis, Katie Gambier-Ross, Tia Simanovic, Ryan Casey, Lucy Cathcart Frödén & Kate Thomson.

SIPC 2022 – Call for Posters


Would you like to showcase your research to an international audience of peers? Then submit your poster for exhibition at SIPR’s upcoming Scottish International Policing Conference! Posters are welcome on any area relevant to Policing Research and can represent research at any stage of the process. SIPR particularly welcome submissions from Early Career Researchers. An individual from each poster contributed will be provided with complimentary tickets to both days of the conference. There will also be a prize presented to winner of ‘Best Poster’ during the conference.

SIPR Impact Awards


SIPR are keen to formally recognise individuals, or teams, who have made significant contributions to policing research, policy, and/or practice. We invite you to nominate yourself, or your colleagues – individually or as a team – for SIPR’s inaugural impact awards. Two prizes are available – the SIPR Impact Award and SIPR Early Career Researcher Impact Award – each worth £500. Deadline for nominations Tuesday 3 May 2022

Partnering to Enable Evidence-Based Practices in Policing


On 31st May 2018 Queen Margaret University hosted a Knowledge Exchange Event entitled ‘Partnering to Enable Evidence-Based Practices in Policing’.

Reflections on the CEBCP International Summer School


In June 2018, nine PhD students attended the SIPR – Centre for Evidence Based Crime Policy International Policing Scholar Summer School (IPSSS) at George Mason University in Virginia, USA.

Searching for missing people: consolidating research and knowledge exchange between Scotland and Sweden


Written by Dr Penny Woolnough, Abertay University & Associate Director for the SIPR Evidence & Investigation Network, in collaboration with Dr Rebecca Stenberg, Linköping University and Dr Maria Wolmesjö, University of Borås.

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