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 October 2021​ ​ ​
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
Citizen Forensics​Open UniversityWork/professional​
Determining boundary conditions of the weapon focus effect​Queen Margaret UniversityWork/professional​
​Is there an impact of repeatedly working with traumatised victims of rape and child abuse on specialist police officers?​Canterbury Christ Church UniversityPhD​
Towards an evidence-based approach for interpreting eyewitness expressions of confidence​Queen Margaret University​PhD
Virtual Reality compared to traditional methods in CSI training​Staffordshire UniversityPhD​
Buried justice: A critical review into the cross-matching of unidentified bodies and missing persons reports in England and Wales​Staffordshire UniversityPhD​
Policing uncertainty: decisions and actions in a national emergency​Open UniversityWork/professional​
Autistic people in contact with the police: Understanding identification, prevalence, characteristics and journeys into and out of police services​University of KentWork/professional​
Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on criminal justice journeys of adult and child survivors of sexual abuse, rape, and sexual assault​Coventry UniversityPhD​
Providing evidence to support police response to incidents​Nottingham Trent University​PhD
Developing a risk assessment tool for the early identification of police officers who abuse their position for a sexual purpose​Bournemouth UniversityPhD​
The empirical and theoretical analysis of the investigative and court process of corporate offending in the UK since 2008​University of SouthamptonPhD​