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The Crime and Security Research Institute is involved in a number of ongoing research projects.

Crossing different academic disciplines and collaborating with the local community, our projects provide new information and perspectives on the crime and security sector.

Policing Futures

Policing Futures: an evidence based policing programme

The Policing Futures Masterclass Series is designed to provide the knowledge, skills and experience required to develop critical thinking and evidence-based practice among those considered future leaders within the force.

Tri Service

The South Wales Tri-Service Public Service and Joint Emergency Control Centre: an evaluation

This study involves a multi-method evaluation of the development of a Tri-Service Public Service and Joint Emergency Control Centre in South Wales.


International alliance on distributed analytics via artificial intelligence and machine learning

The Crime and Security Research Institute have formed a partnership with the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) to create the Distributed Analytics and Information Science International Technology Alliance. (DAIS ITA).


Evaluating the diversion of alcohol-related attendances (EDARA)

This project will evaluate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, efficiency and acceptability of Alcohol Intoxication Management Services (AIMS) in managing alcohol-related Emergency Department attendances.


Alcohol misuse: electronic longitudinal alcohol study in communities (ELAStiC)

The ELAStiC project looks at the impact of alcohol misuse on health and well-being with outputs which are relevant to academics, policy makers and practitioners and challenge harmful alcohol use in the UK and the world.


Open Source Communications, Analytics and Research Development Centre

The Open Source Communications, Analytics and Research Development Centre systematically investigates how the ‘information age’ is changing the operating environment for policing and community safety providers, and the implications that flow from this.

After Woolwich

After Woolwich: social reactions on social media

The study seeks to develop the Lee Rigby homicide as a case study of social reactions to high profile major crimes to generate new knowledge about how publics interpret and make sense of such events.


Tackling radicalisation in dispersed societies

The Universities’ Police Science Institute explores how the risks of radicalisation can be reduced.

Community Support Officers

The work of Welsh Government funded community support officers

The Universities’ Police Science Institute is working to evaluate the impact of an additional 500 Community Support Officers funded by the Welsh Government. 

Victim Services

Mapping services for victims of crime in South Wales

This research addresses how the delivery of victim services in South Wales is evaluated.

Rural Connect

Rural Connect: how the police can connect with people living in rural communities

The Universities' Police Science Institute led a programme of high-level research for the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner which revealed that communities want stronger neighbourhood bonds with the police.

Soft Facts

'Soft Facts' and spontaneous community mobilisation: the role of rumour after major crime events

Innovation charity Nesta has funded a number of research projects that explore two dimensions of how big and open data can be used for the common good.