Insight, evidence and understanding for today's crime and security challenges
New research has revealed that European students who travel abroad to study increase their alcohol consumption by 35% while they are away from home. This corresponds with an increase in alcohol-related harm.
The effective management of local, national and international security is one of the biggest challenges we face in today's world.
The Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI) has been commissioned to lead an international research consortium, on behalf of the Five Country Ministerial Countering Violent Extremism Working Group
Dan Grinnell, a Research Associate at the Crime and Security Research Institute has visited the Namibian capital, Windhoek, as part of, and funded by the Cardiff University Phoenix Project.
Using UK Biobank data, a new study conducted by a team including Crime and Security Research Institute Co-director Professor Simon Moore has sought to explain the relationship between alcohol intake and cognitive decline in middle and older aged populations.
Social media reactions analysed to examine the spread of fake news and its impact on behaviour.
The Policing Futures Masterclass Series is a unique collaboration between The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) and South Wales Police (SWP), designed to provide the knowledge, skills and experience required to develop critical thinking and evidence-based practice among those considered future leaders within the force.
This study involves a multi-method evaluation of the development of a Tri-Service Public Service and Joint Emergency Control Centre in South Wales. South Wales Police (SWP) have identified that the lack of a ‘joined up’ approach to emergency service provision is resulting in inefficiency and a poor response service to the public. The force have already developed a single, highly efficient Public Contact Centre with modern technology
The Crime and Security Research Institute is partnering with the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to form the Distributed Analytics and Information Science (DAIS) International Technology Alliance.
The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) were commissioned by the Dyfed Powys Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to undertake data analysis on the performance of Dyfed Powys police force relative to other forces.
This project will invite 4,000 European university students who participate in the Erasmus programme to study abroad to complete an anonymous online questionnaire to measure their drinking behaviour.
The murder of Drummer Lee Rigby on the 22nd May 2013 in Woolwich rapidly acquired the properties of a signal crime (Innes, 2004). The changes to public and institutional perceptions of security were amplified by a series of secondary incidents of violence in the days and weeks following the original crime. The study seeks to develop the Rigby homicide as a case study of social reactions to high profile major crimes to generate new knowledge about how publics interpret and make sense of such events.
The Universities' Police Science Institute (UPSI) led a programme of high-level research for the Dyfed-Powys Police & Crime Commissioner which revealed that communities want stronger neighbourhood bonds with the police.
A Thematic Review was conducted by the Universities’ Police Science Institute of South Wales Police’s approach to managing Anti-social Behaviour.
Researchers at the Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) are conducting a large-scale social experiment with members of the public about their attitudes and behaviours in relation to Crime Prevention. The experiment is introduced by a cartoon cat, an animated character designed to be both funny and engaging, but whose presence also allows researchers to test how far these are salient qualities for people as they take on board new information on the subject of preventing crime.
The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI), in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Swansea and University of South Wales, were commissioned by the South Wales Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to investigate the quality and delivery of victim services in South Wales and set out options for future development.
The purpose of the research is to provide a more evaluative component of the quality and delivery of victim services in South Wales consistent with the approach set out in the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. It will determine the extent to which victim needs are being met under current arrangements, both in aggregate and by individual crime type by collating data on the following for each of the six areas identified in the specification..
This project will evaluate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, efficiency and acceptability of Alcohol Intoxication Management Services (AIMS) in managing alcohol-related Emergency Departments’ attendances.
The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI) were commissioned by the South Wales Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to independently evaluate a pilot of a risk assessment for use by registered social landlords in South Wales.
Working in partnership with the London Borough of Sutton and the Police Academy of the Netherlands, UPSI has secured funding from the European Commission to explore how the risks of radicalisation can be reduced. The particular focus of TaRDiS is upon communities where there are no defined population centres or clusters, reflecting how across Europe most activity aimed at preventing violent extremism has tended to be targeted towards particularly 'vulnerable' urban areas.
Innovation charity Nesta has grant funded a number of research projects that explore two dimensions of how big and open data can be used for the common good. Firstly, how it can be used by charities to develop better products and services and secondly, how it can help those interested in civil society better understand social action and civil society activity.
The ELAStiC project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Medical Research Council (MRC) and Alcohol Research (ARUK), has been established to determine pathways into alcohol use and misuse and the life-course effects of alcohol misuse on health and well-being..