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Through this blog we hope to:

• To expand and extend critical debate nationally and internationally about current matters of policing practice, learning and leadership.
• To promote the use of research evidence in policing practice and policy.
• To share knowledge about policing among police practitioners and leaders, researchers, educators, policymakers and community.

SIPR Annual Review 2021/22


We are delighted to present the fifteenth SIPR Annual Report for 2021/22 which can be downloaded here.

New Funding Scheme Launched: “Think Big” Leverage Fund


James Smart Memorial Lecture


New Publication: Evidence Review into Public Experience and Confidence of Body Word Video in a Policing Context


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.

Announcement of Seldom Heard Community Grant Recipients


The Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR), Police Scotland, and the Scottish Police Authority (SPA), have joined together to provide £62,000 to fund projects which will support the police to improve engagement with seldom heard communities.

Independent advisory group on emerging technologies in policing: call for evidence


The Independent Advisory Group on Emerging Technologies in Policing is seeking written views to aid its work in scoping the possible issues arising from emerging technological developments in policing.

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