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Poverty as a wicked problem. (2016)
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SPICKER, P. 2016. Poverty as a wicked problem. CROP poverty brief, no. 35. Bergen, Norway: CROP Secretariat [online]. Available from: http://www.crop.org/viewfile.aspx?id=1062

This brief argues for a pragmatic approach to poverty, rather than an analytical one: 1. Poverty is a wicked issue - complex, multidimensional, unclear and changeable. There is not one problem to be addressed. If we are not dealing with a set, specif... Read More about Poverty as a wicked problem..

The fiscal framework and the delivery of welfare benefits. (2016)
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SPICKER, P. 2016. The fiscal framework and the delivery of welfare benefits. Written submission presented at the 10th Meeting of the Devolution (Further Powers) Committee (Scottish Parliament, session 4), 3 March 2016, Edinburgh, UK. Edinburgh: Scottish Parliament [online], pages 19-23. Available from: http://www.parliament.s...0303_updated_3.3.16.pdf

The author author was approached by the Clerks of the committee to comment on the Scotland Bill and Fiscal Framework, since the publication of the Committee's Interim Report published in May 2015. This is his written submission.

What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers? (2016)
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SPICKER, P. 2016. What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers? Glasgow: Comon Weal [online]. Available from: http://allofusfirst.org...3-72D9-CAD3D044ACBB03D0

Professor Paul Spicker analyses the planned devolution of social security powers to the Scottish Parliament in the Scotland Bill and argues: The reforms have been represented as giving Scotland 'one of the most powerful devolved parliaments in the wo... Read More about What can the Scottish Parliament do with new social security powers?.

Listening to alternative perspectives on rural crime and criminality: a report on the pilot study. (2013)
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SMITH, R. and LAING, A. 2013. Listening to alternative perspectives on rural crime and criminality: a report on the pilot study. SIPR Research Summary Number 15. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, School of Social Sciences, University of Dundee.

This summary reports on the pilot phase of an ongoing study, funded by SIPR, into the changing nature of rural crime and what constitutes rural criminality. We set out to listen to alternative perspectives on rural crime and criminality and to speak... Read More about Listening to alternative perspectives on rural crime and criminality: a report on the pilot study..

Tackling the illicit commercial exploitation of children off campus: a case study. (2013)
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SMITH, R. and FRONDIGOUN, L. 2013. Tackling the illicit commercial exploitation of children off campus: a case study. SIPR Practice Notes Number 2. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, School of Social and Environmental Sciences, University of Dundee.

The illicit exploitation of children and young persons for commercial gain by rogue shopkeepers and unscrupulous business proprietors is an important topic seldom considered by criminologists. In this case study we report on research with School Link... Read More about Tackling the illicit commercial exploitation of children off campus: a case study..

Illegal diversification in the farming community? (2012)
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MCELWEE, G. and SMITH, R. 2012. Illegal diversification in the farming community? RuSource [online], Briefing 1660. Available from: http://ofi.openfields.org.uk/1.12120694

Traditionally, farmers enjoy high levels of social esteem. Like the entrepreneur, they are ascribed the twin status of hero and loner. However, not all farmers are paragons of virtue and some are dishonest. These are what we call ‘rogue’ farmers.

Veterans and their families. (2012)
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MCKIE, L., MORRISON, Z., THOMSON, F. and ALSTEAD, A. 2012. Veterans and their families. Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR), Briefing 59. Edinburgh: CRFR [online]. Available from: https://era.ed.ac.uk/bi.../6561/briefing%2059.pdf

Every year in the UK around 22,400 people leave the forces to return to civilian life, the majority of whom are army personnel. Resettlement is a process for all the family, be they immediate or extended members. People rather than places represent ‘... Read More about Veterans and their families..

Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. (2011)
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BURNETT, S., PEDERSEN, S. and SMITH, R., 2011. Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing. SIPR Research Summary. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, Scool of Social Sciences, University of Dundee [online]. Available from: http://www.sipr.ac.uk/P...Research_Summary_13.pdf

Narrative and storytelling play an important part in knowledge management in policing and criminal justice contexts. As probationary constables and young officers, officers learn the job from listening to the stories of others, and for this reason pa... Read More about Storytelling through blogging: a knowledge management and therapeutic tool in policing..

Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer. (2010)
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SMITH, R., 2010. Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer. SIPR Briefing Paper, 10. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, University of Dundee.

This briefing paper discusses the new and innovative role of the police Early Intervention Officer or Early Intervention Worker. This specialist role is the latest in the portfolio of police staff specialisms in Scotland. In this paper the author exa... Read More about Developing the role of the Police Early Intervention Officer..

Humble leadership and the Police Service. (2009)
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SMITH, R., 2009. Humble leadership and the Police Service. SIPR Briefings 6. Edinburgh: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University.

The concepts of Humble Leadership and Leader Humility are emerging as areas of interest in leadership studies and this briefing note is intended to highlight their potential relevance as a leadership style in the police service. The notion of humble... Read More about Humble leadership and the Police Service..

Exploring the policing-entrepreneurship nexus. (2008)
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SMITH, R. 2008. Exploring the policing-entrepreneurship nexus. SIPR Briefing Paper, 5. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, School of Social Sciences, University of Dundee.

Although the term ˜Entrepreneurial Policing (EP) is in vogue it remains little more than meaningless rhetoric because traditionally, the term entrepreneur itself has not been part of the pragmatic lexicon of Policing. Indeed, the term is little more... Read More about Exploring the policing-entrepreneurship nexus..

Adopting 'agile leadership' in the Police Service. (2008)
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SMITH, R. 2008. Adopting 'agile leadership' in the Police Service. SIPR Briefing Paper, 5. Dundee: Scottish Institute for Policing Research, School of Social Sciences, University of Dundee.

The police service in Britain is undergoing a period of rapid and significant change both organisationally and environmentally a fact appreciated Sir Ronnie Flannigan (Flannigan, 2008: 1) in his review of policing in England and Wales. Flannigan (200... Read More about Adopting 'agile leadership' in the Police Service..

Whole life costing in construction: a state of the art review. (2003)
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KISHK, M., AL-HAJJ, A., POLLOCK, R., AOUAD, G., BAKIS, N. and SUN, M., 2003. Whole life costing in construction: a state of the art review. RICS Research Paper Series, 4 (18)

This report is a state of the art review of whole life costing in the construction industry. It is the first of a series reporting on-going research undertaken within the research project ˜Developing An Integrated Database For Whole Life Costing Appl... Read More about Whole life costing in construction: a state of the art review..