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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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Repeat offenders’ lifestyles ‘may put them at higher risk of coronavirus’

24 March 2020

Cardiff University criminologist says offenders’ lifestyles make them likely to ignore guidance

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Pioneering alcohol advice helps UK Armed Forces

26 February 2020

Cardiff’s ‘Have a Word’ scheme is a public health first

Jonathan Shepherd

Cardiff expertise informs child abuse report

19 February 2020

University research supports first ONS compendium

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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