April 2013

* The 'Geographies of missing people project' team were given a Scottish Government sponsored, Scottish Policing Award for the 'Applied policing research' category. It was highly competitive, but the research was singled out for its excellence and innovation. We were awarded this prestigious annual award by Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Justice Kenny MacAskill. Hester and Olivia collected the prize for the academic-police researcher team at Tulliallan Castle, the home of the Scottish Police College.

* The Project Team travel to Washington DC to participate in a joint Centre for Evidence Based Crime Policy and SIPR Symposium at George Mason University (see, http://gunston.gmu.edu/cebcp/cebcpsymposium.html). We hope to see you there!

* Olivia and Penny travel to Washington DC to facilitate and deliver a networking and knowledge exchange session 'Missing Persons: Spatial Profiling & Narratives of Missing Experiences'. The session will present findings from the research project so far and provide opportunities for sharing, developing and implementing this work in a wider international multi-disciplinary context. For more information click: http://gunston.gmu.edu/cebcp/missingpersonsapril9th.pdf

* Hester will present ‘No news today: the use of ambiguous emotion and the absent presence of missing people’, 17 April, University of Edinburgh, Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building.

Economic and Social Research Council University of Glasgow University of Dundee Scottish Institute for Policing Research