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Policing and Crime Reduction Research Map

​​​​The Research Map plots details of relevant ongoing policing related research at Masters level and above. It is intended to increase opportunities for collaboration, and to enable forces to engage directly with researchers working on topics of interest to them. Summaries of relevant randomised control trials (ongoing and completed) are also available on the map.

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Demand management in police services: a survey of practices across forces The Open University Oct 2018
ESRC funded Impact Acceleration Account Knowledge Exchange Fellowship University of Exeter Oct 2018
ESRC IAA funding: Project Co-Creation: Tracing harm in domestic abuse University of Exeter Oct 2018
Continuing a-PACE Queen's University Belfast Oct 2018
Identifying and safeguarding vulnerable victims of fraud University of Portsmouth Sep 2018
Understanding the use of digital forensics in policing in England and Wales: An ethnographic analysis of current practices and professional dynamics University of Exeter Sep 2018
‘More than just a number’: Understanding what makes excellence in developing and leading rural policing teams University of Nottingham Jul 2018
An examination of the processes of exploitation within organised crime groups (OCG's) Liverpool John Moores University Jun 2018
What works in wellbeing: a randomised controlled trial of mindfulness in policing (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Jun 2018
Study of restorative justice programs for domestic abuse victims in the USA and Australia, and its possible applications in the UK University of Westminster May 2018
Lifting the veil on beneficial ownership: The challenges facing the United Kingdom in effectively implementing the European Union 4th anti-money laundering directive University of Portsmouth May 2018
Examining the use of business analysis techniques to police organised criminal networks Liverpool John Moores University Apr 2018
Sex offences perpetrated against the elderly: Thematic analysis of a contemporary UK sample University of Liverpool Mar 2018
Factors of hypertension, metabolic syndrome and musculoskeletal injury risk in the Bedfordshire Police University of Bedfordshire Mar 2018
Predicting the criminal records of male-on-female UK homicide offenders from crime scene behaviours University of Liverpool Mar 2018
Issues of trust and confidence in the Metropolitan Police Service from hard to reach disengaged ethnic minority groups in London: A procedural justice approach University of West London Mar 2018
Restorative policing University of Nottingham Feb 2018
A discovery and exploration of the decision-making processes and influences in unsolved murder cases University of Huddersfield Jan 2018
Innovators and innovations in preventing mobile phone use while driving: Sharing and improving practice University of Keele Jan 2018
Where’s their credibility? A study of police trainer credibility and the influence that learner perceptions have on their learning, development and identity as police officers Bath Spa University Jan 2018
Developing a procedure for eliciting accurate, detailed, and consistent forensic voice descriptions from lay witnesses Nottingham Trent University Jan 2018
Community generated victim satisfaction surveys ('User Insight' project) The Open University Dec 2017
Threat, risk and harm: scoring of OCGs (Organised Crime Groups) The Open University Dec 2017
The development and piloting of internet sex offender risk assessment within Cleveland Police Teesside University Nov 2017
The national ARMS evaluation Anglia Ruskin University Nov 2017
The socio-legal construction of organised crime in Romania University of Essex Oct 2017
The Strategic Constable B. E. PLANE: The ‘gimbal’ in the ‘loopy’ world of Policing (working title) University of Portsmouth Oct 2017
An examination of target-driven performance on Merseyside Police's Roads Policing Department's ability to reduce collisions resulting in death or serious injury Liverpool Hope University Oct 2017
The regulation of forensic science in the UK Northumbria University Oct 2017
Examining risk perception and behavioural change to deliver the sustained resilience of crowded places King's College London Oct 2017
In a professionalised police service will graduate officers find the 'discretionary space' to use their critical thinking skills? University of Cumbria Oct 2017
Kids aren’t the problem: Understanding partnership and police practices within Safer School Partnerships Canterbury Christ Church University Oct 2017
Transformation of police learning and development The Open University Oct 2017
Police professionalisation through academic education: A comparative analysis University of the West of Scotland Oct 2017
The transformation of text across discourse domains within a police control room Anglia Ruskin University Sep 2017
The use of money laundering legislation in digital crime investigations University of Derby Sep 2017
An analysis of disciplinary hearings against police officers University of Wolverhampton Sep 2017
The link between exposure to animal cruelty and inter-human violence Middlesex University Sep 2017
British Academy Grant: Digital forensics in UK policing - an ethnographic investigation of a rapidly-developing forensic domain University of Exeter Sep 2017
Organisational learning The Open University Sep 2017
The impact of new psychoactive substances on communities Nottingham Trent University Sep 2017
Analysis of Outcome 16 rates in relation to intimate partner violence Staffordshire University Sep 2017
Motivations and barriers to joining an armed policing unit in British policing Canterbury Christ Church University Sep 2017
Understanding Preventive Counter-terrorism policing: What shapes police practitioner understandings of preventive counter-terrorism? University of Kent Aug 2017
Evaluation of vulnerability training for frontline officers College of Policing Jul 2017
Trauma management in UK policing survey University of Cambridge Jun 2017
Virtual inclusion: Tackling hate and extremism in the UK using virtual reality technology The Open University Jun 2017
Police detectives on the TOR-network: A study on tensions between privacy and crime fighting Northumbria University Jun 2017
Dixon of Doxa Green: A double hermeneutic investigation into police culture and professional identity University Of Gloucestershire May 2017
Trauma resilience in UK policing: Self-directed neuroplasticity training University of Cambridge May 2017
Trauma resilience in UK policing: Atypical trauma exposure University of Cambridge May 2017
Randomised controlled trial of post-incident trauma processing techniques with new police recruits (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge May 2017
Innovation in policing domestic violence: Understanding success to build capacity Northumbria University May 2017
If the Shoe Fits: A randomised control trial measuring the effectiveness of digitised in-custody footwear technology compared with paper based methods (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge May 2017
Exploratory analysis of all DVPN/DVPO & non molestation orders issued within Merseyside between 29/05/2014 -03/02/2017 University of Cambridge Mar 2017
Advanced Practitioner Pilot evaluation College of Policing Mar 2017
Exploring the RF vulnerabilities of devices used by law enforcement University of Derby Mar 2017
Psychology of the Special Constabulary Nottingham Trent University Feb 2017
How effective are police body-worn cameras in domestic violence situations, and how can they be utilised most effectively? Nottingham Trent University Feb 2017
Children involved in or affected by criminality (a multi-agency approach) University of Derby Feb 2017
Nudging up court appearances with text message reminders: a randomised controlled trial (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Jan 2017
Sexual Corruption in the police service: Causes, effects and suggested solutions Liverpool John Moores University Jan 2017
Trial of revised Code of Practice for Victims e-learning (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Dec 2016
Sherlock’s Window Bournemouth University Nov 2016
Exploring eyewitness performance of vulnerable adult witnesses with mental health disorders University of Winchester Nov 2016
TOCAT - Transnational Organised Crime and Translation University of East Anglia Nov 2016
Systematic review of police-led diversion for juvenile offenders University of Hull Oct 2016
Predictive policing: A change in the creation of suspicion? University of Essex Oct 2016
The Street Triage project University of Sheffield Oct 2016
A study into the professionalisation of policing by examining the link between the epistemic authority and self-legitimacy of frontline police constables Canterbury Christ Church University Oct 2016
British Sign Language and video-mediated interpreting: Proximity in police settings Heriot-Watt University Oct 2016
Adult conditional cautioning in England and Wales: A socio-legal analysis of policy and practice University of Nottingham Oct 2016
How and to what extent can Problem Based Learning for police officers improve service delivery to victims of domestic abuse? University of York Oct 2016
Extremist speakers on campus University of Derby Oct 2016
Risk assessment in police custody Loughborough University Oct 2016
Forensic DNA databasing: Retention regimes and efficacy Northumbria University Oct 2016
Simulation and analysis of police custody processes Loughborough University Oct 2016
How does joining the police affect a candidate's social identity and social network? Canterbury Christ Church University Oct 2016
The impact of police Body Worn Video evidence on criminal justice outcomes College of Policing Oct 2016
The role of religious narratives in use in the radicalisation of British muslims University of Bradford Sep 2016
Collaborative problem solving for community safety The Open University Sep 2016
An examination of the under-reporting of male victims of domestic abuse University of Portsmouth Sep 2016
Is joining the police less viable and affordable in light of the proposed qualification changes? University Centre Colchester Sep 2016
The feasibility of undertaking restorative approaches in a serious and organised crime context University of Sheffield Sep 2016
An investigation into 3D printing of osteological remains: the metrology and ethics of virtual anthropology University College London Sep 2016
Multi-agency situated learning: Learning together to develop effective practice delivery University of Derby Sep 2016
The Butterflies Effect: Emotional intelligence, domestic abuse and police decision-making University of Worcester Sep 2016
Procedural justice: Do cops pay it forward? University of Portsmouth Sep 2016
Model-based small area estimation techniques in criminology: Theory and applications University of Manchester Sep 2016
Can I follow you? Social media surveillance and policing dilemmas Canterbury Christ Church University Sep 2016
The identification of superior face recognition skills Bournemouth University Aug 2016
Dinosaurs to forensic science: Digital tracks and Traces (DigTrace) Bournemouth University Aug 2016
Tri-service demand Nottingham Trent University Aug 2016
Analysis of UK homicides in which the offender moves the victim's body after death Manchester Metropolitan University Aug 2016
Neurodiversity in police-community partnerships University of Sheffield Aug 2016
Safer resolution: Supporting officers and staff to manage conflict without force College of Policing Jul 2016
Questionnaire study exploring police officers’ perceptions of vulnerable eyewitnesses with mental health needs University of Winchester Jul 2016
Piloting a revised risk assessment tool for frontline police officers College of Policing Jul 2016
Proposal to design 'missing persons' harm mapping model University of Dundee May 2016
How should the police effectively enagage with the public? University of Derby Apr 2016
Affliction of aggression and violence through fire: An investigation of firesetting behaviour by males within intimate partner violence University of South Wales Apr 2016
The predictive potential of Police Operating Models: How complex systems theory can support a data-driven simulation of police policy to improve efficiency The Open University Apr 2016
Ethics in policing The Open University Apr 2016
What works in E-learning: An evaluation of gamification (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Apr 2016
Checkpoint Offender Management (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Apr 2016
The effects of patrol dosage on crimes and on calls for service in night time economy hotspots (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Apr 2016
The role of migrants in building city resilience for emergency response and disaster risk reduction (DRR): A case study of Birmingham (UK) and Sendai (Japan) University of Birmingham Mar 2016
Dealing with the unthinkable. The cognitive and emotional effects of child homicide on police investigators University of Huddersfield Mar 2016
Review of the Aston Project University Of Gloucestershire Mar 2016
EIA National Pilot Evaluation: Evaluation of embedding CPS lawyers in Public Protection Units for early investigative advice. University of Birmingham Mar 2016
When does CCTV help investigations, and why does it sometimes not? Nottingham Trent University Mar 2016
The effect of using an interpreter on the accuracy of witness accounts gathered from police interviews The Open University Feb 2016
Teen sexting in Birmingham schools: A qualitative investigation Birmingham City University Feb 2016
Profiling victims of cybercrime and fraud in Wales Swansea University Jan 2016
Seen but not heard? Child survivor and practitioner views of the current video interview process in cases of sexual abuse against children Canterbury Christ Church University Jan 2016
A critical evaluation of police policy implementation and victim satisfaction of Domestic Abuse in Wales University of South Wales Jan 2016
Understanding the commission process of sex offending on London railways: An integrated theoretical framework Middlesex University Jan 2016
How do the police define, identify and respond to vulnerability? University of Central Lancashire Jan 2016
Interpreter mediated investigative interviews University of Derby Nov 2015
The impact of body worn video (BWV) on stop and search in England and Wales University of Warwick Oct 2015
‘The construction of ‘innocence’: Comparing responses to criminal accusations across legal and non-legal settings Loughborough University Oct 2015
Assessing the benefits of body-worn video on officer and subject behaviour (Randomised control trial) University of Derby Oct 2015
Forensic science at the interface between chemistry and physical ergonomics Loughborough University Oct 2015
Getting the grease to the squeak: Understanding the operational and cultural context in which science, technology and evidence can enhance police practices and procedures Northumbria University Oct 2015
Assessing the risk in domestic abuse: towards the development of an operationally useful domestic abuse risk assessment tool University of Central Lancashire Oct 2015
Liaison-based approaches to public order policing: An ethnographic study into police use of dialogue University of Leeds Oct 2015
Better Policing Collaborative - PKF award: CSE Target Prioritisation Tool University of Birmingham Oct 2015
The impact of leadership styles on police officer behaviour and well-being Loughborough University Oct 2015
Perceptions and experiences of sexual harassment on the London Underground Network Loughborough University Oct 2015
Recovery of impression evidence using a 3D structured light scanner Teesside University Oct 2015
Police officer experiences of higher education: Drivers, challenges, and organisational responses Leeds Beckett University Oct 2015
Written threat analysis Cardiff University Sep 2015
A critical analysis of the adoption of transformational leadership principles by UK policing University of Leicester Sep 2015
Exploring the victim blaming and self-blame of women who experienced sexual violence or abuse University of Birmingham Sep 2015
Modelling and optimising police patrol University College London Sep 2015
We don’t buy crime: Developing and evaluating the impact of Smartwater technology and other interventions on public confidence in and satisfaction with British police forces University of Warwick Sep 2015
Mental health training for police officers: A randomised controlled trial (Randomised control trial) University of York Sep 2015
Multiple missing: An exploration of behavioural consistency in repeat missing adults Abertay University Sep 2015
Better Policing Collaborative - PKF award: Covert Operations Academic Advisory Group University of Birmingham Sep 2015
Change in quality of evidence in witnesses with a learning disability with the use of communication aids Cardiff University Sep 2015
Policing cybercrime in the Cloud University of Leeds Sep 2015
A dialogical approach to the policing of protest and the balancing of human rights Liverpool John Moores University Sep 2015
Does a psycho-educational pre-briefing assist frontline police officers in preparing for the potential psychological sequelae of traumatic incidents? University of Chester Sep 2015
Already disadvantaged?: Determining the role of juvenile offenders' oral language abilities in the Restorative Justice Conference University of Manchester Aug 2015
An investigation of the role of juror bias in rape trial verdict outcomes University of Huddersfield Aug 2015
AUGGMED (Automated Serious Game Scenario Generator for Mixed Reality Training) Sheffield Hallam University Jun 2015
Eyewitness identification from a different angle: The effects of a 3D interactive lineup on identification accuracy University of Birmingham Jun 2015
Search and location of body deposition sites: the role of innovative search approaches Cranfield Forensic Institute Jun 2015
Contact imaging for forensic applications University of Nottingham Jun 2015
Do visits or time spent in hot spots matter most? A randomised control trial in the West Midlands Police (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Jun 2015
Communication in hostage negotiation Loughborough University May 2015
Putting on a professional performance: the College of Policing and the construction of police legitimacy University of Surrey Apr 2015
Alcohol and interviewing sexual assault complainants University of Birmingham Mar 2015
Gloucester City Safe partnership University Of Gloucestershire Feb 2015
Evaluation of police Stop and Search training (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Jan 2015
X-ray backscatter imaging for security applications Cranfield Forensic Institute Jan 2015
Police custody staff well-being across seven police forces Nottingham Trent University Jan 2015
'Responsibilisation' in the Youth Justice System Canterbury Christ Church University Jan 2015
Police response to same-sex partner abuse Durham University Jan 2015
Better Policing Collaborative - Research evidence assessments (Norfolk and Suffolk) University of Liverpool Jan 2015
The role of surface properties and wetting effects in determining the efficacy of cyanoacrylate fuming University of Nottingham Jan 2015
’Neighborhood Policing’: Exploring confidence and trust of ‘new wave’ of immigrants towards the London Metropolitan Police University of Essex Jan 2015
Forensic interviews of children: Improving outcomes for children, professionals and the Child Protection and Criminal Justice Systems (Working title) University of Huddersfield Jan 2015
Improvement in the understanding of decision-making under pressure and the development of curriculum content University of Leicester Jan 2015
Investigating new ways to improve eyewitness identifications using Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis (ESRC Funded) Royal Holloway College, University of London Jan 2015
Perpetration of rape in the 21st century in the context of domestic violence University of Worcester Jan 2015
The impact of predictive analytics on policing practice and effectiveness University of the West of England Jan 2015
Fast Track and Direct Entry programme evaluation College of Policing Nov 2014
Acquisitive crime: A pilot for an exploratory knowledge exchange platform for policing University of Leeds Nov 2014
Who pays for public policing?: Exploring the shifting boundaries of responsibility for the provision of ‘public’ policing University of Leeds Nov 2014
Understanding female perpetrated child sexual abuse in organisational contexts Durham University Oct 2014
Psychological contract and occupational stressors among UK police officers University of Birmingham Oct 2014
Journey from policy to practice – Local implementation of the ‘Ending Violence Against Women and Girls’ (VAWG) national domestic abuse strategy Canterbury Christ Church University Oct 2014
Doing more for less in changing times: The use of volunteers in policing University of Surrey Oct 2014
Early intervention in repeat cases of domestic abuse: An evaluation of Project 360 (Randomised control trial) University of Leicester Sep 2014
Geographies of search: Exploring decision making, co-ordinating and collaborating in police investigations of missing persons cases University of Dundee Sep 2014
Organised motorcycle gangs in the United Kingdom. Myth and reality – harmless sub-culture or organised crime groups? London Metropolitan University Sep 2014
Safe and well? Assessing police attitudes to Return Interviews in repeat cases of missing people University of Portsmouth Sep 2014
Squeezing the thin blue line: Austerity, policing & partnership working Teesside University Sep 2014
A comparative study exploring police discretion, police methods and tools, whilst addressing anti-social behaviour amongst young people in Poland and England University of Huddersfield Sep 2014
Security screening for the detection of counterfeit medicines and illegal drugs using X-ray diffraction and multivariate analysis University College London Sep 2014
Predicting crime using Big Data Ulster University Sep 2014
Assuming identities online – description, development and ethical implications Aston University Jul 2014
Simultaneous Profiling and Analysis of Street Heroin (SPASH) Staffordshire University May 2014
Testing the effect of BWV in the WMP: An RCT (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge May 2014
Understanding and improving risk assessment on domestic violence cases using machine learning tools University of Manchester May 2014
Vulnerability assessment in criminal justice University of Cumbria May 2014
VALCRI Visual Analytics for sense-making in criminal intelligence analysis Middlesex University May 2014
Could police officers inform our understanding of terrorism? To examine the way police officers conceptualise ‘terrorism’ and “counter-terrorist” policing University of Derby Apr 2014
The impact of response officers wearing body worn video in the Metropolitan Police (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Apr 2014
Multi Agency Safeguarding Hubs (MASH): An effective way of safeguarding vulnerable people? University of Central Lancashire Apr 2014
Composition and survival of latent fingerprints Cranfield Forensic Institute Apr 2014
A pilot feasibility trial of alcohol screening and brief intervention in the police custody setting (ACCEPT): study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial (Randomised control trial) University of Newcastle Mar 2014
Role of interview manager with vulnerable suspects: Assessing the risk in high stake investigations University of Portsmouth Feb 2014
Criminalisation, civil preventive measures and the creation of localised criminal codes University of Sussex Jan 2014
Leaders’ ethical decision-making: The importance of followers and context University of Worcester Jan 2014
A randomised control trial of hotspot policing on the London bus network (Operation Menas) (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Jan 2014
An examination of the impact of the influential agency and structure issues within the Police Service on the use of powers and resources by community problem solving policing practitioners De Montfort University Jan 2014
Human trafficking for labour exploitation: Innovative approaches to prevention, prediction and protection University College London Jan 2014
The impact of Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras on criminal justice outcomes in domestic abuse incidents (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Jan 2014
Understanding the nature and prevalence of unreported domestic abuse University of Essex Oct 2013
Reported sexual offences in prisons; the experiences of adult male prisoner complainants and the response of the prison service and the police. University of Southampton Sep 2013
Technology in modern policing The Open University Sep 2013
Policing incidents of domestic abuse: Children and police officers' experiences Queen's University Belfast Sep 2013
‘Good’ police custody: Theorising the ‘is’ and the ‘ought’ University of Sheffield Aug 2013
Post-mortem computed tomography and road traffic collisions University of Leicester Jul 2013
The use of Post Mortem Computed Tomography (PMCT) in the identification of adult humans University of Leicester Jun 2013
Project START – Short Term at Release Tagging (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge May 2013
TACIT - Translation and Communication in Training University of East Anglia Mar 2013
Counterfeit crop protection products: a study of an emerging crime threat to the UK agricultural industry Harper Adams University Jan 2013
The interaction between psychological theories of crowd behaviour, public order legislation and public order policing Liverpool John Moores University Jan 2013
Operation SAVVY (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Nov 2012
Nudge Theory and Farm Crime Prevention Decision Making: understanding the culture of farmers in England and Wales Harper Adams University Sep 2012
Police middle management leadership: A case of arrested development? University of Southampton Sep 2012
Operation Swordfish (Randomised control trial) University College London Sep 2012
Project CARA (Cautioning and Relationship Abuse) (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Jul 2012
Rehabilitation to recovery: An analysis of the interactions between drug policy changes and drug treatment Canterbury Christ Church University Jan 2012
Do the interactions between police and local democratic and community representatives enhance the negotiation of local policing priorities? Anglia Ruskin University Jan 2012
Understanding the dynamics of aggressive non-compliance in police officer interactions with the public: Examining the reaction to the use of force against police officers University of Leeds Oct 2011
Community policing and counter terrorism University of Huddersfield Oct 2011
Shift workers, fatigued driving and the impact on road safety: An investigation involving police service employees University of Leeds Sep 2011
The aetiological basis of subdural haematoma in infant trauma University of Leicester Sep 2011
The Greater Manchester Police procedural justice training experiment (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Sep 2011
The Turning-Point Project (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge May 2011
The impact of higher education upon policing Teesside University Apr 2011
Do offenders discover the harm of their offences? A multi-site randomised controlled trial evaluation of the Sycamore Tree Programme (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Feb 2011
Statements - fact or fiction University of Portsmouth Aug 2010
The investigation, assessment and formulation of stranger sexual violence Liverpool John Moores University Jan 2010
Body Recovery from Water Study – Predictions of human body movement in inland waterways University of Dundee Jul 2009
The impact of information about crime and policing on public perceptions: the results of a randomised controlled trial (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Mar 2009
The quantification of forces involved in stabbings University of Leicester Jun 2008
Role of post-mortem computed tomography in forensic and medico-legal autopsies University of Leicester Jul 2002
A critical analysis of the perceptions of victims of domestic abuse (DA) regarding the utilisation of Restorative Justice (RJ) within DA in the East Midlands area University of Derby Jan 0001
N8 Policing Research Partnership : Innovation and the application of knowledge for more effective policing University of Leeds Jan 0001

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