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

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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. Police in the UK receive approximately 300,000 reports of … Continue reading

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The smell of death and how to search buildings – the most unique job you’ll ever have.

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By: Larissa Engelmann, Ph.D. Student, Edinburgh Napier University In April 2019 I was able to take a group of our first year undergraduate Policing and Criminology students to the Scottish Police College at Tulliallan. This was not just a unique opportunity for … Continue reading

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Reflections on the CEBCP International Summer School

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By Katie Gambier-Ross and Kate Thomson 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. Eight of us are currently … Continue reading

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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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