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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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Time to re-invigorate local service delivery

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With his kind permission, we reproduce this post by Chief Superintendent Niven Rennie, President, Association of Scottish Police Superintendents. Whilst travelling to a meeting the other morning I was listening to a BBC Radio Scotland ‘phone in’ programme which featured the new Chief … Continue reading

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Community Resilience – Why should police be involved?

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By: Inspector Ian Wallace, Divisional Coordinator, Police Scotland. Day 5…no electricity, no food, no money, no fuel, no mobiles or landlines – a desperate situation. This was the crisis the islanders on Bute found themselves in January 2012.   Resulting lessons … Continue reading

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How do You Get Procedural Justice? Train the Police!

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By: Professor Wesley G. Skogan, The Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, USA (skogan@northwestern.edu) A very large body of research has demonstrated the importance of procedural justice in shaping the legitimacy of police in the eyes of the public. We … Continue reading

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SIPR and police-academic partnerships: addressing the paradox of policing research?

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Written by: Professor Nicholas Fyfe, Director, Scottish Institute for Policing Research. Just over 50 years ago Michael Banton undertook a pioneering sociological study of policing that drew on research with officers in Edinburgh City Police and at the Scottish Police … Continue reading

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