Crime and Security Research Institute

Insight, evidence and understanding for today's crime and security challenges.

The Crime and Security Research Institute was established in 2015 to develop new insights, evidence and knowledge about local, national and international crime and security problems.

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Could AI robots develop prejudice on their own?

7 September 2018

Computer science and psychology experts suggest discrimination is also a non-human phenomenon that could make autonomous machines susceptible

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A first class performance by Crime and Security CUROP placement students

19 July 2018

Three of our Crime and Security summer placement students have graduated with first class honours.

Crime and Security Reporting Magazine Issue 2 front cover

Second edition of Crime and Security reporting magazine published

10 July 2018

The second edition of the Crime and Security Reporting Magazine is available for download now, and contains details of all our most recent research, news and events.



Our work creates an evidence-base used by policy makers both nationally and internationally in crime and security.


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We have established partnerships with a range of industrial, public and research collaborators such as IBM, the College of Policing, HMIC, the Metropolitan Police Service and South Wales Police.


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We bring together world leading inter-disciplinary expertise to develop new insights, evidence and knowledge to manage the key crime and security challenges of our age.


OSCAR final report

OSCAR final report

6 September 2017

Open Source Communications Analytics Research [OSCAR] Development Centre.