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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.

Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner of Specialist Operations, Mr Neil Basu delivered the Institute’s inaugural Distinguished Lecture.

Watch our video of the Crime and Security Distinguished Lecture with Mr Neil Basu, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner

Latest news

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Murder of Jo Cox used by “digital prophets” to widen divides before EU vote, research finds

17 June 2019

Predictions about the future implications of the murder on social media, were a key moment in polarising the Brexit campaign

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Scale of Russian interference in European democracy revealed

7 May 2019

New analysis of social media activities should serve as a warning ahead of the European Parliamentary elections, academics say

Multiple research papers from DAIS group presented at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing event in Baltimore

23 April 2019

Members of DAIS present at session on artificial intelligence and machine learning

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.

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.

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

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OSCAR final report

OSCAR final report

6 September 2017

Open Source Communications Analytics Research [OSCAR] Development Centre.

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