Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR)

SIPR is a strategic collaboration between 14 of Scotland's universities, Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority, offering a range of opportunities for conducting relevant, applicable research to help the police meet the challenges of the 21st century and for achieving international excellence for policing research in Scotland.

14th SIPR Annual Report 2020/21

SIPR are delighted to present the forteenth annual report covering the period 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021.

The full report can be downloaded below, or you can watch a short video with highlights from the report here

We invite you all to read through the report at your leisure and we hope you enjoy learning not only about our institution but also about some of the great work going on across the SIPR community.


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Recent and current projects

The activities of SIPR are organized around four thematic networks. Please follow the links to view a range of research projects being carried out by SIPR members:

Police-Community Relations

focusing on the relationships between police and different social, cultural and economic communities

Evidence and Investigation

focusing on the role of the police in the recovery, interpretation and effective use of intelligence and evidence in the investigation of crime

Education and Leadership

focusing on the internal dynamics of police organisations, including issues of management, policy and leadership

Public Protection

focusing on research on policing and public protection and links with other bodies to influence policy and practice