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Scottish Institute for Policing Research Third Annual Conference "Communities and Policing: evidence and innovation in Scotland"

Date of event: September 1, 2009

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Event Briefing

In 2007, the Scottish Government pledged to deliver a more visible police service as the key element of a policy aimed at solving more crime and increasing public confidence and feeling of security. A year on from the inquiry by the Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee into community policing, the conference took as its main theme the inter-relationships between communities and policing. It explored a range of key issues relating to the security of citizens and the challenges for policing of engaging with rapidly changing local and virtual communities. Much of the focus was on the Scottish experience, with opportunities to hear about innovative approaches to community policing and community partnerships from the perspectives of both practitioners and researchers as well as consider the findings from recent and on-going research evaluating these initiatives. In addition, we were delighted to welcome David Kennedy from New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice and one of SIPR’s Visiting Professors. David has extensive experience of working on troubled communities and provided a US perspective on the interplay between crime, racial conflict and policing.

The Conference was sponsored by ESRI UK Ltd and held at the West Park Conference Centre, Dundee, on 1 September 2009.

Book of Abstracts and Biographies (pdf file [338 Kb]) is available to download. This includes Abstracts for all the Platform Presentations shown below, together with Abstracts for the Poster Presentations.

Plenary Session 1

  • Welcome, Professor Nicholas Fyfe, Director of SIPR
  • Chief Constable Pat Shearer (President, ACPOS)
  • Common Ground: Crime, Race, and Community
    Professor David Kennedy (Director of the Center for Crime Prevention and Control, New York)
     [1.2 Mb]Podcast for above three speakers.Fyfe starts at 0 minutes. Shearer starts at 6 minutes. Kenendy starts at 17 minutes. Total length 1 hr 5 minutes. [45 Mb]


Plenary Session 2

  • Superintendent Andy Bates (Strathclyde Police) Community Policing in Strathclyde
  • Dr Kenneth Scott & Dr Elizabeth Aston (Centre for Criminal Justice and Police Studies, University of the West of Scotland) Local policing in Scotland: a case study approach PowerPoint [305 Kb]
  • Dr Alistair Henry (University of Edinburgh) & Dr Simon Mackenzie (SCCJR) Understanding community policing: knowledge transfer and police perspectives
     [505 Kb]
  • Dr Donna Brown (University of Dundee) The ASBO generation?: Young people and Community Policing in Dundee
     [1.6 Mb]
  • Podcast for above four speakers.Bates starts at 0 minutes. Scott & Aston starts at 24 minutes. Henry & Mackenzie starts at 53 minutes. Brown starts at 1hr 26 minutes. Total length 2 hrs 1 minute. [83 Mb]

Parallel Sessions

Dimensions of ‘community’ in Scotland: patterns, futures and challenges for policing

Chair: Professor Peter Donnelly, University of St Andrews

  • Vickie White (ESRI UK Ltd) The ESRI (UK) Vision
     [9.0 Mb]
  • Matt Perkins (Office of the Chief Statistician, Scottish Government) SNS and SIMD
     [5.1 Mb]
  • Alasdair Anthony (GRO Scotland) and Allan Findlay (University of Dundee) The changing demography of Scotland and community impacts of demographic change
     [3.9 Mb]
  • DCC Neil Richardson (Strathclyde Police) Future challenges: policing changing communities

Policing the Virtual Community: cybercrime

Chair: Bill Buchanan, Napier University, Edinburgh

  • True cost of cybercrime? Matthew Pemble
    Presentation (.pdf)
     [1.1 Mb]
  • Issues arising in forensic computer examinations Mike Dickson, SCDEA
     [4.3 Mb]
  • This is the real world not the Virtual World Alan Batey, Head, Northumbria Police Computer Crime Unit.
     [1.0 Mb]
  • Profiling user behaviour to reveal computer misuse Mike Dowman, University of Abertay
     [663 Kb]

Partnerships in Policing

Chair: Ken Scott, University of the West of Scotland

  • Community partnerships in Dundee Stewart Murdoch, Director of Leisure & Community Services, Dundee City Council
  • The Glasgow community safety services model Chris Mooney, Strathclyde Police & Grant Arthur, Glasgow City Council
    pdf file
     [11.4 Mb]
  • Partners in business crime Alan Dobie & Martin Rutland, SBCC
     [1.8 Mb]
  • Community partnerships: an academic perspective Liz Frondigoun & Jan Nicholson, Glasgow Caledonian University
     [3.0 Mb]

David Kennedy
David Kennedy, Annual Conference 2009

Major Sponsor ESRI
We are pleased to acknowledge the generous support of the Major Session Sponsor for Dimensions of Community, ESRI UK

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