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  • On 31st May 2018 Queen Margaret University hosted a Knowledge Exchange Event entitled ‘Partnering to Enable Evidence-Based Practices in Policing’, to highlight the growing importance of evidence-based practices in policing and the need for partnership working in order to balance practical challenges with evidence-based best practices. The keynote presentation was given by Gill Imery QPM, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary in Scotland.
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Partnering to Enable Evidence-Based Practices in Policing

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By Richard Cockbain, PG Research, University of Dundee / Police Scotland   On 31st May 2018 Queen Margaret University hosted a Knowledge Exchange Event entitled ‘Partnering to Enable Evidence-Based Practices in Policing’. The event was attended by an audience drawn … Continue reading

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International policing ‘best practice’: learning lessons, transferring knowledge and developing guiding principles

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Written by Dr Georgina Sinclair, SIPR Associate ‘Mission Challenges, Lessons Learned and Guiding Principles; Policing with Communities in FCAS’. Workshop hosted by the Guarda Nacional Republicana (GNR) in Lisbon, Portugal 2017 (photo © GNR) This collection of essays can be … Continue reading

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Proximity interpreting: day-to-day policing and delivering access for deaf citizens

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 By: Robert Skinner (Heriot-Watt University) The objective for this PhD study, funded by the Scottish Graduate School for the Arts and Humanities (SGSAH), was not only to ask questions about how the police can appropriately serve deaf people, whose preferred language … Continue reading

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The Dundee University Postgraduate Policing Research Network

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By: Lorna Dennison-Wilkins Post Graduate Research Student, Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee.   The first roundtable event of the Dundee University Postgraduate Policing Research Network was held at the beginning of October 2017.  The event was organised by … Continue reading

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SIPR Evidence Review informs the Policing 2026 Strategy

Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority commissioned a series of evidence reviews from the Scottish Institute for Policing Research which have helped inform the development of the 2026 strategy.  Written by an international group of leading policing scholars and … Continue reading

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SIPR PG Symposium

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Photo: The winners of the Best Presentation (Claire Taylor) and Best Poster (Richard Jefferies) with Supt. Andrew Todd, Police Scotland. By Richard Jefferies, University of the West of Scotland. When I received the information about the SIPR post graduate student … Continue reading

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The SIPR Summer School: Impressions from a researcher at the margins of policing

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Scotland’s first “International Graduate Summer School for Policing Scholarship” was recently hosted by SIPR and the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy at George Mason University, Washington, at the University of St Andrews. This training school, which ran over four … Continue reading

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The proliferation of legal highs in Edinburgh – a partnership response

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Written by Neil Wilson, Police Scotland.  Neil presented at the SIPR Conference in November as part of our “Policing Vulnerable People and Vulnerable Places” Conference, and at our invitation has written this report on Edinburgh’s initiative: The term ‘legal high’ … Continue reading

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The Police, the Media, and Accountability

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Written by: Heather Horsburgh, PhD student at University of the West of Scotland, and Winner of the SIPR / Police Scotland Postgraduate Student Prize for the Best Poster Presentation at the Postgraduate Student Symposium held on 30th June 2015. The … Continue reading

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On bridging a (misconceived) gap between research and practice

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  Written by: Ioan Fazey, Professor in Social Dimensions of Environmental Change. Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience, University of Dundee   The April 2015 blog by Professor Betsy Stanko on the need for good implementation in addition to good … Continue reading

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