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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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Serious violence figures for 2018

12 April 2019

Despite recent spate of knife crime, UK sees decline in serious violence

A Longitudinal Study of European Students' Alcohol Use and Related Behaviors as They Travel Abroad to Study

6 March 2019

Studying abroad exposes European students to alcohol-related health risks.

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Research sparks calls for tougher enforcement on social media companies

5 March 2019

Evidence from academic report contributes to findings of inquiry

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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