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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

The Wales Safeguarding Repository

19 November 2019

A multi-disciplinary project seeking to build a novel document repository for housing safeguarding reviews and reports has begun to produce results able to assist practitioners.

Cardiff University Students Tackle ‘Fake News’

22 October 2019

This summer, the CSRI hosted a number of students keen to explore the spread of ‘fake news’ across Europe.

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Parents’ drug, alcohol and tobacco use negatively impacts all areas of child well-being

12 August 2019

Professor Simon Moore and Emily Lowthian have written an article for The Conversation looking into the effects of substance abuse on child well-being across five factors through analysis of 56 related studies.

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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