New Research Map projects

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.

Researchers are invited to share summaries of their ongoing research.  These summaries can be changed should research projects alter throughout the duration of the project.  When projects are completed, contributors are invited to share final research reports with the National Police Library and the project summaries are removed from the Research Map.  Details of completed projects remain accessible via our Completed Research page.  


​Title​Research institution​Level
Updated January 2022​ ​ ​
Cold case homicide investigation: A global perspective (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Pakistan & New Zealand) on policing polices and practices to solve unsolved homicides​Kingston UniversityPhD​
Understanding of Forensic Intelligence within Policing Forensics​University of West LondonPhD​
The use of Alternative Light Sources in the search and recovery of human remains after a fire​University of Staffordshire​PhD
Enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in the investigation of criminally used firearms and ammunition​University of StaffordshireWork/Professional​
The social harm of self-generated indecent images of children – Is it a problem for law enforcement?​Open UniversityPhD​
What is the nature of adolescent stalking in South Wales? A Foucauldian analysis of police reports​Cardiff UniversityPhD​
Critically examining Special Police Service (SPS) arrangements for football policing in England and Wales​University of Gloucestershire​PhD
An evaluation of the use of Restorative Justice as an Out-of-Court Disposal in Gloucestershire​University of GloucestershireMasters​
Violence against the police: An exploration of how officers navigate the challenges posed by violence​Durham University​PhD
The impact of police forces and football clubs working together to provide a platform for coaching and mentoring for young people who have received a Threat to Life Notice​Open University​Work/professional