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About us

The Crime and Security Research Institute brings together Cardiff University's significant interdisciplinary expertise in crime and security research.

The effective management of crime and security is one of the biggest challenges facing today's world. Our response to this challenge is to provide rigorous evidence and insight using innovative methodologies.

We have achieved international renown for our conceptual, methodological and empirical innovations that help tackle local, national and global crime and security problems.

Research units

Our work is organised around four key research units:

These groups have achieved significant impact upon policy and practise through co-defining problems, co-designing responses, and co-delivering solutions with our partners.

Our long-term collaborative relationships include:

  • South Wales Police
  • the Home Office
  • UK and US militaries
  • IBM
  • NHS
  • Counter Terrorism Command
  • European External Action Service.