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 December 2020​ ​ ​
​The role of collective psychological empowerment and a 'victim' identity of perpetrators in religiously and racially aggravated hate crimes
​University of Sussex
Project Guardian: redesigning the custody journey to reduce child reoffending
​College of Policing
Responding to the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: developing a rapid police evidence base ​City, University of LondonWork/professional
Policing the pandemic​University of Liverpool​Work/professional
Working together during major incidents and emergencies: optimising interoperability during major incident management using the social identity approach​University of SussexPhD​
An examination of the use of Covid19 special measures by Cleveland Police ​Teesside University​Work/professional
​‘On the scene and dealing’ - An exploratory study into the cognitive processing of the London Bridge 2017 terror attack on police first responders​University of Portsmouth​PhD
Excluded: What is the impact of school exclusions on women in Hampshire?​University of Southampton​Masters
A study to examine voluntary transfer of Detective Constables within Sapphire (Serious Sexual Offences) leaving the Metropolitan Police Service to a similar role within a county police force​​Canterbury Christ Church University​Masters
Dialogue and police legitimacy among complainants during investigations of counter-terrorism officers: Tracking interaction between police authorities and citizens who complain ​University of Cambridge​Masters
Understanding voluntary resignations from the police service ​University of Portsmouth​Work/professional
​"A consistent victim journey, or is it?" An exploration of police response to rape investigation using a mixed method approach​University of Portsmouth​PhD
​The use of discretion in police decision making: Rationales for the use of Community Resolutions ​Canterbury Christ Church UniversityMasters​
Identifying and evaluating opportunities and obstacles for the use of new crime prevention and detection technologies in smart cities ​University College LondonPhD​