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The Crime and Security Research Institute were honoured to welcome Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations, Mr Neil Basu to Cardiff to deliver the Institute’s inaugural Distinguished Lecture.
Cartoon cats have been used to make police warning messages more memorable and less about trying to scare people into changing their behaviour.
Crime prevention messages aimed at the public typically adopt a ‘fear frame’ – trying to scare people into changing their behaviour, and in doing so potentially fuelling the public’s fear of crime. This study aimed to develop new evidence and insights about what works to persuade people to adopt new security behaviours that better protect them from crime risks.
Informed by empirical findings from the Social Experiment in Crime Purr-vention, a field research trial was conducted in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service Communications team.
The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) at the Crime & Security Research Institute, Cardiff University have secured funding via the College of Policing’s Police Knowledge Fund to establish the Open Source Communications, Analytics and Research (OSCAR) Development Centre.