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.

Latest news

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Hacking through the issues for 21st century policing

18 May 2018

Working with security practitioners to foster innovative conceptual and methodological approaches to shape policy and practice development.

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The South Wales Tri-Service Public Service and Joint Emergency Control Centre Tri-Service Centre Evaluation

14 May 2018

New funding has allowed for the development of an extension to SWP headquarters, creating a cost-effective, single, open-plan environment in which to locate the Tri-Service Centre.

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New Community Gateway study identifies Grangetown residents perceptions of safety

14 May 2018

A recent study by the UPSI in collaboration with Grangetown residents has identified litter as negatively impacting perceptions of safety in Grangetown.

Impact

Impact

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

Partnerships

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Partnerships

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.

Research

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Research

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.

Downloads

OSCAR final report

OSCAR final report

6 September 2017

Open Source Communications Analytics Research [OSCAR] Development Centre.

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