Insight, evidence and understanding for today's crime and security challenges
Forces are “really struggling” to keep up with disruptions caused by technological advances of social media, a report funded by the College of Policing argues.
Police need to be more proactive on social media to get the public on side and gather information needed to solve crimes, a report has found.
Cartoon cats have been used to make police warning messages more memorable and less about trying to scare people into changing their behaviour.
From London to Australia, a novel crime prevention model, first piloted in Cardiff, is being replicated around the world as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Alcohol abuse expert Professor Jonathan Shepherd argues it's time to tackle drunkenness
David Cameron’s immediate response to the Paris terrorist attacks was to announce a significant rise in staffing and funding for the intelligence services, thus improving its capacity and capability to identify and understand the spectrum of terrorist risks.
America does better, says Martin Innes at Universities' Police Science Institute, Cardiff University, probably because it has to: the country has many small police forces that have needed to learn to share information.
A small alcohol tax could cut the number of A&E visits caused by violent injury by more than 6,000 a year, research suggests. Putting a duty of 1% above inflation on drinks sold in shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants could be more effective than introducing a minimum price for a unit of alcohol, experts claim.
A small rise of 1% in alcohol prices could significantly reduce violence-related injuries in England and Wales, consequently reducing their burden on hard-pressed emergency departments, concludes a study by Cardiff University.
A small alcohol tax could cut the number of A&E visits caused by violent injury by more than 6,000 a year, research from Cardiff University suggests. They said putting a duty of 1% above inflation on drinks sold in restaurants, shops, pubs and ...
The Cardiff University team, writing in the journal Injury Prevention, said putting a duty of just one per cent on alcoholic drinks served in restaurants, bars and shops could also be more effective than introducing a minimum price for a unit of alcohol
To a certain extent, it’s a mystery why people hurt and kill each other. If it weren’t, we’d have figured out a way to stop it long ago. But as researchers learn more and more about crime, some helpful practical interventions to reduce it are emerging. One of them is strikingly simple: Make a substance that greatly increases the risk people will commit or be victimized by acts of violence — yup, alcohol — a bit more expensive.
A team from Cardiff University writing in the journal Injury Prevention state that thousands of hospital visits could be cut across England and Wales every year, though they did also state that cutting the deficiencies between the rich and the poor
The Cardiff University team looked at data for adults who had visited 100 A&E departments across England and Wales between 2005 and 2012. In that time, nearly 300,000 visits were made to the departments for injuries caused by violence.
A small rise in alcohol duty could cut violence-fuelled emergency department visits in England and Wales by 6000 per year, research suggests. An increase of just 1 per cent above inflation has been named as a better way to reduce the pressure on hospitals than the introduction of minimum unit pricing (MUP).
Colin Roberts, who leads the research programme on counter-terrorism policing at Cardiff University's UPSI (Universities' Police Science Institute), told IBTimes UK the key question about the Charleston shooting is what catalysed the gunman to carry out the attack.
Prof. Martin Innes of Cardiff University's Crime and Security Research Institute here speaks with Peter Vaughan, Chief Constable of South Wales Police, about how the benefits of the two organisations working together to help improve policing in South Wales.
Martin Innes is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Director of the Universities' Police Science Institute and is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities on policing and social control.
Here, Peter Vaughan, Chief Constable of South Wales Police, asks Martin about where his research interest in policing came from.
The Crime and Security Institute has been set up to conduct research that generates new evidence and insights to help reduce crime and increase security.
Prof Jonathan Shepherd talks about the Violence Society Research Group