Scottish Institute for Policing Research Second Annual Conference and Annual Lecture "Policing Scotland in a European Context"

2nd September 2008

Scottish Institute for Policing Research Second Annual Conference and Annual Lecture

"Policing Scotland in a European Context"

The SIPR Annual Conference, "Policing Scotland in a European Context," was sponsored by BT and held on 2 September 2008, at the Murrayfield Stadium Conference Centre, Edinburgh.

The Conference was followed by the Annual Lecture, presented by Jürgen Storbeck (Director General for Homeland Security in the Ministry of Interior of the State of Brandenburg), sponsored by Alpha Translating & Interpreting Services Ltd

A Book of Abstracts and Biographies (pdf file [307 Kb]) is available to download. This includes Abstracts for all the Platform Presentations shown below, together with Abstracts for the Poster Presentations.

We are grateful to the University of Bochum for recording the Plenary Session. Please follow these links for Adone Connect Presentations (slides + video/audio) of the Plenary Session and PowerPoint presentations / Transcripts for the Network Sessions as available.

Plenary Session

Biographies and Abstracts for the Plenary Session

Police-Community Relations

UK and European Perspectives on Radicalization: a debate
'Has the official response to the terrorist threat created more problems than it has solved?'

Contributors:

  • Chair: James Matthews (Scotland Bureau Chief, Sky News)
  • Osman Mehmood (Active Life Club)
  • Paul Castledine (SEMPER Scotland)
  • Nick Croft (Scottish Government)
  • Dr Jeffrey Murer (Univ. of St Andrews)

Biographies and Positioning Papers for the contibutors of this debate


Evidence & Investigation

Technology and Policing
Chair: Professor Jim Fraser, Associate Director, SIPR

  • The coming of age of science and technology in policing
    Richard Earland (Chief Information Officer, NPIA)
  • Pressing keys and feeling collars
    Norrie Dixon (ACPOS National Mobile Data Project Manager)
  • Technology related to facial identification
    Dr Derek Carson (Univ. of Abertay)
    PowerPoint [2.9 Mb]
  • How do child witnesses fare with video parades?
    Prof. Amina Memon (Univ. of Aberdeen)
    PowerPoint [4.0 Mb]

Biographies and Abstracts for the Evidence and Investigation Session


Police Organization

Scottish Policing, Global Perspectives
Chair: Dr Kenneth Scott, Associate Director, SIPR

  • European cooperation in Serious Organised Crime
    Gordon Meldrum (Director-General, SCDEA)
  • Terrorism: some lessons learned
    Prof. David Alexander (RGU)
    PowerPoint [1.03 Mb]
  • The EU legal framework of policing/strong>
    Dr Maria O'Neill (Univ. of Abertay)
    PowerPoint [396 Kb]
  • The National Intelligence Model - European perspective
    Supt. Russell Scott & Anne Lavery (ACPOS NIM Development Team)
    PowerPoint [867 Kb]
  • Improving the recovery of the proceeds of crime in Scotland
    Dr Peter Sproat (UWS)
  • Sharing Information & Intelligence Nationally - UK- Internationally
    Alastair Luff, ABM United Kingdom Limited
    PowerPoint [362 Kb]

Biographies and Abstracts for the Police Organization Session

The Annual Lecture

Chair: Peter Wilson, SIPR
Vote of Thanks: John Graham, Police Foundation

  • Changing challenges for homeland security in Germany and Europee
    Jürgen Storbeck (Director General for Homeland Security in the Ministry of Interior of the State of Brandenburg)
    PowerPoint [432 Kb]
    Adobe Connect Presentation

We are pleased to acknowledge the generous support of the Major Sponsors of the Annual Lecture, Alpha

Alpha Leaflet [2.1 Mb]
Abstract and Sponsor's Message [261 Kb]

Major Sponsor BT
We are pleased to acknowledge the generous support of the Major Sponsors of the Conference, BT.

Major Annual Lecture Sponsor Alpha
We are pleased to acknowledge the generous support of the Major Sponsors of the Annual Lecture, Alpha.

Police Organization Sponsor Sponsor, ABM UK Ltd
We are pleased to acknowledge the generous support of the Sponsor of the Police Organization Session, ABM UK Ltd.



PCR Session Speakers
The Radicalization Debate:
(l to r) Croft, Murer, Castledine, Mehmood. Seated, Matthews



E&I Session Speakers
Technology and Policing:
(l to r) Back: Memon, Carson, Dixon. Front: Earland, Fraser



PO Session Speakers
Scottish Policing, Global Perspectives:
(l to r) Back: O'Neill, R Scott, Sproat, Meldrum, Alexander. Front: Lavery, K Scott



Annual Lecture
The SIPR Annual Lecture: Jürgen Storbeck



Annual Lecture
The SIPR Annual Lecture:
(l to r) Back: Fyfe, Wilson. Front: Storbeck, Graham