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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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Machine learning helps to predict new violence hot spots

12 October 2020

Cardiff University analysis uncovers ‘no alcohol’ locations that could be targeted to reduce violent crime

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“Super-sharers” responsible for a disproportionate amount of Covid-19 disinformation on social media, study suggests

30 September 2020

Fake news risks having a negative impact on trust in scientists and experts, report concludes

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‘Home of innovation’ reaches highpoint

7 July 2020

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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.

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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AFR Report

The first independent academic evaluation of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) technology across a major policing operations.