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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

“National evidence grid” offers lifeline to public services

18 June 2020

A new report highlights how quality controls for evidence and guidance can reduce waste and improve public services.

New Research Shows How Disinformation is Becoming Normalised and Domesticated in Europe

15 June 2020

Researchers trace the influence of innovations in digital influence engineering pioneered by far-right groups and agencies linked to the Kremlin.

Using laptop and phone

Younger people and users of niche social media platforms are more likely to share Covid-19 disinformation, says study

1 June 2020

Fake news is having an impact on trust in science and experts, data suggests

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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