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The 5th SIPR Annual Lecture

Date of event: October 20, 2011

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Event Briefing

Observations from a decade on the inside: Policing cultures and evidence based policing

Professor Betsy Stanko is Deputy Head of the Strategy, Research and Analysis Unit, Strategy and Improvement Department, Directorate of Resources, Metropolitan Police Service. Previously, she was a Professor of Criminology, teaching and researching at Clark University (USA), Brunel University, Cambridge University and Royal Holloway, University of London (where she remains a visiting Professor). She has published over 70 books and articles over her academic career. The most cited of these works is Intimate Intrusions: Women’s Experiences of Male Violence, published in 1985. She has been awarded a number of lifetime achievement awards from the American Society of Criminology, most notably the Vollmer Award (1996), recognising outstanding influence of her academic work on criminal justice practice. From 1997-2002 she was the Director of the ESRC Violence Research Programme. In 2002, she joined the Cabinet Office, in the Prime Minister’s Office of Public Services Reform, and in September 2003, she joined the MPS as a full time employee. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

We are grateful to Alpha Translating and Interpreting Services Ltd, for their generous sponsorship towards the costs of holding the Annual Lecture and Buffet, and to the Scottish Police College for hosting the event.

Programme, Sponsor’s Message and Abstract

PowerPoint Presentation [2.84 Mb]


Chair: Peter Wilson, Chair, SIPR International Advisory Board

Welcome, Assistant Chief Constable John Geates, Director, Scottish Police College [2 minutes, 1.9 Mb]

Introduction to Professor Stanko by Professor Nick Fyfe, Director of SIPR [4 minutes, 3.7 Mb]

Address by Professor Stanko [48 minutes, 44.2 Mb]

Q & A Session [33 minutes, 30.6 Mb]

Vote of thanks by Chief Constable Pat Shearer, ACPOS [4 minutes, 4.2 Mb]

For further details, please contact the Research and Knowledge Transfer Manager, Tim Heilbronn (

Major Annual Lecture Sponsor Alpha
Alpha Translating and Interpreting Services Ltd. Principal Annual Lecture Sponsor

Professor Betsy Stanko presented the 5th Annual Lecture on 20th October 2011.

Betsy Stanko, David Strang, Thomas Feltes
Prof Betsy Stanko with Chief Constable David Strang, and Prof Thomas Feltes, member of the SIPR International Advisory Committee.

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