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Research Profile

Prof Martin Innes 

Image of Professor Martin Innes, Cardiff School of Social Sciences
Position:Director - Universities Police Science Institute, Deputy Director for Research - SOCSI
School:Social Sciences

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 75307
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Address:1.16 Glamorgan Building

Research Interests

Martin Innes is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences. He is Director of the Universities’ Police Science Institute ( and Deputy Director (Research) of the School.

Innes is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on policing and social control, and is an expert on:

  • Community policing;
  • Police murder investigations;
  • The police role in counter-terrorism.

He has published two books and over fifty scholarly articles and papers. In addition, he is an occasional contributor to Prospect Magazine and the Guardian Newspaper. Since 2004 he has been Editor of the journal Policing and Society published by Routledge.

Innes is particularly famous for the research studies he has conducted in the following areas:

  • Designing the key processes and systems associated with Reassurance and Neighbourhood Policing;
  • The Signal Crimes Perspective;
  • ‘Prevent’ policing;
  • Repeat and vulnerable victims of anti-social behaviour;
  • Homicide investigations.

He has been commissioned by and advised a large number of national and international policing organisations. Recently this has included:

  • Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary;
  • The Dutch Home Government;
  • Australian Federal Police;
  • National inspection of the policing of anti-social behaviour;
  • Welsh Government;
  • The UK Cabinet Office;
  • The Association of Chief Police Officers.