Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR)

SIPR is a strategic collaboration between 14 of Scotland's universities and the Police Service of Scotland, 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.


Thirteenth SIPR Annual Report - 2019/20

SIPR are delighted to present the thirteenth annual report covering the period 1st September 2019 to 31st August 2020.

The past twelve months have been challenging however, we are proud of the many activities SIPR accomplished throughout this time and we are excited to present them within this report.

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.

Download the SIPR Annual Report 2019/20



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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