CSRI Lunchtime Seminar: Criminal Law and Counterterrorism: An Evaluation of Terrorism-Related Precursor Offences
May
17
12:00 PM12:00

CSRI Lunchtime Seminar: Criminal Law and Counterterrorism: An Evaluation of Terrorism-Related Precursor Offences

For our next CSRI Lunchtime Seminar we are pleased to welcome Professor Stuart MacDonald, Co-director of Swansea University’s CHERISH Digital Economy Centre and Director of their multidisciplinary Cyberterrorism research project.

Professor Macdonald will present on 'Criminal Law and Counterterrorism: An Evaluation of Terrorism-Related Precursor Offences'

When: Thursday 17th May at 12pm

Where: CSRI Meeting Room, Level 2, Friary House, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff

Lunch will be provided.

Please note places are limited so booking is essential. To register complete the form below and we will be in contact to confirm your booking.

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Violence Research Group Seminar: ‘Understanding the secondary effects of parents substance misuse on children’s school outcomes’
May
1
12:30 PM12:30

Violence Research Group Seminar: ‘Understanding the secondary effects of parents substance misuse on children’s school outcomes’

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Emily Lowthian will present on 'Understanding the secondary effects of parents substance misuse on children’s school outcomes'

When: Tuesday 1st May at 12.30pm

Where: CSRI Meeting Room, Level 2, Friary House, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff

Please note places are limited so booking is essential. For more information or to register your place please contact: Yu-Chiao Wang WangY73@cardiff.ac.uk

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Jan
17
12:00 PM12:00

CSRI Lunchtime Seminar: Professor Rob Honey 'Decision Making in the Frontline'

Where: Crime and Security Research Institute, Level 2, Friary House: Crime Meeting Room's 2.13, 2.14

Abstract:

Recent terrorist events in Manchester and London have served to highlight the heroism of frontline responders. The same events reinforce the need to understand decision-making processes in those who are charged with responding to them.  Our recent research, co-produced with a broad range of stakeholders, has provided evidence that helps to identify ways in which decision-making guidance and training could be improved.  The research combines direct observation of real incidents with experimental analysis of simulated incidents.

Bio:

Rob Honey received his BSc in from the University of Sussex and DPhil from the University of York.  After many years as a wandering post-doctoral researcher (funded by the AFRC, BBSRC, MRC and Royal Society) he became a Professor at Cardiff University where he has been based since 1994. His research interests span basic and applied psychology, including recent research on individual and group decision making at emergencies.

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Nov
30
to Dec 1

Emergent Technologies: The Transnational Challenge to Security and Justice

Two day workshop jointly organised by the Cardiff Centre for Crime, Law and Justice and the Cardiff Centre of Law and Society. It will examine the current and likely future impact of emergent technologies on the organisation and prevention of key security
threats and on legal process and practice. The focus will be technologies with the potential to disrupt established routines and licit markets such as mobile internet (smart phones and social networking services), ‘big data’, the rise of autonomous vehicles (such as drones for surveillance and countersurveillance), advanced robotics and 3-D printing.

Exact Times TBC

Location: School of Social Sciences, Glamorgan Building, Committee Rooms

Booking Info / Links: Available by e-mail from Dr Adam Edwards: edwardsa2@cardiff.ac.uk

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Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

Crime and Security Research Institute Seminar Series: Police Ethnography in Latin America

Visiting Fellow Dr Rafael Alcadipani (FGV’s São Paulo School of Business Administration) will give an overview of 4 years ethnographic fieldwork among police detectives in São Paulo. His work draws on observed activities in police stations as well as specialized units on homicide, kidnapping and specialized patrol. In the presentation Dr Alcadipani will discuss the challenges of being a police detective in a crime dominated region with special attention to issues of labelling, identity and the use of social media.

Location: Crime & Security Research Institute Level 2, Friary House, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff, CF10 3AE

Booking Info: To reserve your place please contact: crimeandsecurity@cardiff.ac.uk

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Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Development, Security and the Oceans: Celebrating World Oceans Day

Development, Security and the Oceans: Celebrating World Oceans Day

Location: Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building
King Edward VII Avenue
Cardiff
CF10 3WT

That the oceans are a vital resource for sustainable development has been forcefully highlighted by the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As a recent report argues, the Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14) devoted to the oceans is linked to the majority of other goals, in particular the eradication of poverty, the guarantee of food security, the tackling of climate change and the building of effective institutions.

On June the 8th, World Oceans Day is celebrated. This year the day marks the end of a week-long United Nations conference on the implementation of SDG14.

Reflecting on the importance of SDG14, paying particular attention to the link between social and economic development in island and coastal communities and and security at sea, is the goal of this afternoon event. Bringing together Cardiff University expertise in maritime affairs and socio-ecological policy with a range of outside speakers, the event will facilitate discussion on recent research results as well as providing a networking opportunity for researchers in the region with an interest in maritime, island and coastal zone research from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

The event is a collaboration between the Sustainable Places Research Institute and the Crime and Security Research Institute at Cardiff University and is sponsored by the British Academy’s Sustainable Development Programme.

Programme

14.00 Welcome and Introduction (Dr Christian Bueger)

14.30-15.45 Panel 1: Law Enforcement at Sea (Chair: Professor Susan Baker)

Speakers:

Dr. Barry Ryan, Keele University: The Perils of a Security First Approach to Oceanic Development

Professor Tim Edmunds, Safe Seas, University of Bristol: Maritime Security and Sustainable Development

Dr. Emma Wittbooi, Pescadolus: Fishery Crime: Security, conservation or development challenge?

15.45-16.00 short break

16.00-17.00 Panel 2: Sustainable Development (Chair: Dr Christian Bueger)

Speakers:

Professor Susan Baker, Cardiff University: Environmental Security, Sustainable Futures and the UN SDG14

Dr Leanne Cullen-Unsworth, Cardiff University: Securing a Future for Seagrass Meadows

Dr Jessica Paddock, University of Manchester: Changing consumption, changing tastes? Exploring consumer narratives for food secure, sustainable and healthy diets

17.00 Close

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Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Informing Better Migration and Refugee Policy-making in the Presence of Rumours and Unsubstantiated Claims

Informing Better Migration and Refugee Policy-making in the Presence of Rumours and Unsubstantiated Claims

Life Sciences Hub, Cardiff Bay

1st December 2016

Improving the economic, social and cultural integration of migrants and refugees is a key challenge in particular for Turkey, as it has received over 2.7 million refugees from Syria in just the last few years and this trend appears to be set to continue for the foreseeable future. Even though in general the Turkish and Syrian peoples share large parts of their cultural heritage and background, the way refugees are perceived in Turkey has perceptibly changed of late. Rumours and unsubstantiated claims against refugees can be observed through the mainstream media and social media, and the latter has become a key emerging medium for propaganda messaging.

This ongoing migration crisis will affect Turkey for the near and medium future and potentially transform the country permanently. In this project we seek to address the issues of managing community cohesion and tension in cities and regions within Turkey with respect to the current peak of migrants and refugees in the country by building on research in decision-support software tools specifically intended to mitigate the effects of rumours and unsupported claims in producing briefings for migration policy makers.

To this aim, we will leverage expertise at Cardiff University in the context of developing novel data-driven analytic techniques for understanding community cohesion and tension in the presence of disruptive events, and the effects of propaganda. Working in collaboration with computational and social scientists in Turkey, our goal is to support policy makers for migration and refugee affairs by rapidly providing evidence-based reports using state-of-the-art decision-support techniques developed by members of Cardiff's School of Computer Science and Informatics and Crime & Security URI.

Participation in the event is by invitation only but if you would like any further information please click here to contact us.

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Nov
28
to Nov 29

A World of Trouble: Consequence Managing Terrorist and Major Violent Crimes Using Open Source Communications Analytics and Research

A World of Trouble: Consequence Managing Terrorist and Major Violent Crimes Using Open Source Communications Analytics and Research

28th & 29th November 2016

Park Plaza Hotel, Cardiff

The Crime and Security Research Institute's Open Source Communications Analytics Research (OSCAR) Development Centre are hosting a two-day workshop in Cardiff titled A World of Trouble: Consequence Managing Terrorist and Major Violent Crimes Using Open Source Communications Analytics and Research. The event is funded by the European Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA), designed to deliver critical foundation development activity to support the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

The workshop focuses on two primary objectives:

  • Building relationships to develop the potential of social science researchers to contribute to both ESRC and GCRF agendas; and
  • Increasing the impact of existing social science research relevant to the GCRF agenda.

The OSCAR Project explores how new ‘open source’ data technologies can be harnessed to establish more effective strategies for reducing the harmful effects of violent crimes and terrorist attacks in developing countries. The goal of the Workshop is to develop a new networked capacity and capability encompassing ODA countries, that could see the UK based work translated into developing state contexts. As such, the project is oriented primarily to the ‘Shocks, security, risks and resilience’ theme of the Global Challenges Research Fund, possessing a clear potential to improve the security and wellbeing of citizens.

Participation in the event is by invitation only but if you would like any further information please click here to contact us.

 

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Nov
17
12:30 PM12:30

How Can Neuroscience and Behavioural Science Help Children at Risk of Criminal Behaviour?

Violence Research Group Seminar Series

Professor Stephanie Van Goozen: ‘How can neuroscience and behavioural science help children at risk of criminal behaviour?’

Location: Oral Health Seminar room, Dental School, Heath Park

For further information please contact Clare Olson: olsonc@cardiff.ac.uk

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