The First SIPR Annual Conference - "Policing: research into policy and practice"

12th September 2007

The SIPR Annual Conference, "Policing: research into policy and practice," was sponsored by BT and held on 12 September 2007, at the South Hall Conference Centre, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.

A Book of Abstracts and Biographies (pdf file [161 Kb]) is available to download. This includes Abstracts for all the Platform Presentations shown below, together with Abstracts for the Poster Presentations.

Please follow these links for Podcasts of the Opening Session and PowerPoint presentations / Transcripts for the Platform Presentations as available:

 

Opening Session

  • Welcome, Professor Nicholas Fyfe, Director of SIPR
    Podcast [3.76 Mb]
  • Colin McKerracher, President, ACPOS
    Podcast [14.5 Mb]
  • Bridget Campbell, Director, Police and Community Safety, Scottish Executive
    Podcast [8.64 Mb]
  • Leadership from Bottom to Top: Chicago's Model for Community Policing Professor Wesley Skogan

    Podcast of talk [42.0 Mb] 
    Podcast of Q and A Session [11.5 Mb] 
    PowerPoint [948 Kb]

Police-Community Relations

  • Surveillance from all angles? Some observations and comments
    Alex Hirschfield, University of Huddersfield
    PowerPoint [4.52 Mb]
  • Evaluation of the impact and implementation of Community Wardens
    Keith Hayton / Vincent Percy, GEN Consulting
    PowerPoint [2.49 Mb]
  • Minority group members' understandings of inter-group contact encounters
    Nick Hopkins, University of Dundee
    PowerPoint [41 Kb]
  • Police and communities
    Neil Richardson, Lothian and Borders Police
    PowerPoint [23.1 Mb]


Evidence & Investigation

  • The development of investigative practice
    Peter Stelfox, National Policing Improvement Agency
    PowerPoint [215 Kb]
  • Scientific aspects of Cold Case reviews
    Ian Hamilton, SPSA.
    PowerPoint [427 Kb]
  • International Investigation Case Study: The Kriss Donald Murder
    Please contact Elliot McKenzie, Strathclyde Police, for further information.

Police Organization

  • Learning from performance?
    Steve Ritchie, Grampian Police & Bramshill Fellow at RGU
    PowerPoint [3.29 Mb]
  • The role of Audit Scotland in monitoring police performance
    Miranda Alcock, Audit Scotland
    PowerPoint [420 Kb]
  • Serious organized crime in Scotland
    Please contact Joseph McGallagly, Centre for Drug Misuse Research, University of Glasgow, for further information.
  • Municipal Policing in Scotland Daniel Donnelly, Scottish Centre for Police Studies Transcript pdf [32 Kb]



Podcasts sponsored by BT
We are pleased to acknowledge the generous support of the Major Sponsors of the Conference, BT.

SIPR Annual Conference

Peter Wilson, CC Fife Constabulary; Nick Fyfe; Wesley Skogan
Peter Wilson, CC Fife Constabulary; Nick Fyfe; Wesley Skogan

Colin McKerracher, President ACPOS and Professor Nick Fyfe, Director SIPR, sign the Memorandum of Understanding between SIPR and ACPOS
Colin McKerracher, President ACPOS and Professor Nick Fyfe, Director SIPR, sign the Memorandum of Understanding between SIPR and ACPOS

Opening Session - South Hall

Police-Community Relations Session, Kirkland Hall
Police-Community Relations Session, Kirkland Hall

Evidence and Investigation Session, Abden House
Evidence and Investigation Session, Abden House

Speakers, Police Organization Session, South Hall
Speakers, Police Organization Session, South Hall