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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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Interviewing police suspects with autism: Testing theory and best practice for interviews University of Bath Oct 2019
'Good' police custody: Influencing policy custody policy and practice University of Sheffield Aug 2019
Identifying sexual trafficking online University of Sheffield Aug 2019
Investigation into the effects of stress, anxiety and depression on serving officers Northumbria University Aug 2019
Mental health problem profile University of Nottingham Jul 2019
A study exploring police forces' and academics' in England and Wales experiences of embedding and sustaining evidence-based policing police-academic partnerships Liverpool John Moores University Jun 2019
A baseline assessment of law enforcement cryptocurrency investigations University of Central Lancashire Jun 2019
Exploring the narrative on Internet Addiction and cybercrime: A systematic literature review Nottingham Trent University May 2019
Associative links between deprivation and Domestic Violence and Abuse University of Manchester May 2019
A comparative study examining prior learning in Canada and England; An alternative route for police officers into higher education University of Worcester Mar 2019
Aspirations and expectations of Female BME police officers’ career progression: A two-phase study Northumbria University Mar 2019
An investigation into adolescent-to-parent violence/abuse (APVA) and the available services in Hampshire which run APVA projects and programmes University of Winchester Mar 2019
Exploring the impact of population density and socio-economic status on journey-to-crime in cases of sexual assault and homicide University of Liverpool Mar 2019
Visible policing Northumbria University Mar 2019
Evaluating Surrey Police's High Harm Perpetrator Unit College of Policing Feb 2019
Evaluating the Think Family Early Intervention programme College of Policing Feb 2019
An examination of pre and post mortem acts of violence in homicides University of Liverpool Feb 2019
Critical evaluation of the use of out of court disposals for low-level sexual offending University of Winchester Feb 2019
Evaluating the Metropolitan Police Service’s DIVERT intervention which supports young people who have been in police custody College of Policing Feb 2019
Evaluating the use of Family Safety Plans in cases of neglect College of Policing Feb 2019
Evaluating Operation Divan: An intervention targeting young people believed to be in possession of a knife or other weapon College of Policing Feb 2019
Evaluating the Trusted Adult Worker role to combat Adverse Childhood Experiences College of Policing Feb 2019
Using the SAM/SARA v3 to assess and manage risk College of Policing Feb 2019
Evaluating the Northamptonshire Police community initiative to reduce violence (CIRV) College of Policing Feb 2019
Children and domestic abuse: Is Operation Encompass an effective safeguarding measure in Hampshire? University of Winchester Jan 2019
Designing useful test questions for investigative interviews University of Sussex Jan 2019
The Golden Hour: What impact have mobile data devices (MDDs) had on primary investigation in frontline policing? University of Portsmouth Jan 2019
Gauging awareness levels of phishing emails from students at Canterbury Christ Church University and their perception of different types of phishing emails and their variants Canterbury Centre for Policing Research (CCPR), Canterbury Christ Church University Jan 2019
Domestic abuse ethnographic study College of Policing Jan 2019
H-unique: In search of uniqueness - harnessing anatomical hand variation Lancaster University Jan 2019
Interpreting Children’s Voices: An educational video Sheffield Hallam University Jan 2019
Paedophile hunters: An online ethnographic examination of cyber vigilantism University of Portsmouth Jan 2019
Policing in England and Wales: Future Operating Environment (FOE) 2040 College of Policing Dec 2018
Probation officers and sex offender registration/notification: Perspectives, uses and experiences University of the West of England Nov 2018
Evaluating the impact of police led and peer discussion based knife crime prevention interventions on the attitudes, perceptions and knowledge of Key Stage 3 children Sheffield Hallam University Nov 2018
The school-to-prison pipeline: A British problem? University of Manchester Nov 2018
ESRC IAA funding: Project Co-Creation: Tracing harm in domestic abuse University of Exeter Oct 2018
An exploratory study of the early stages of Kent Police Investigator Now scheme (fast track detectives) from the perspective of applicants and staff Canterbury Christ Church University Oct 2018
Exploring the experiences of sergeants in response, neighbourhood and investigative roles College of Policing Oct 2018
How to increase female representation in specialist tactical roles The Open University Oct 2018
Continuing a-PACE Queen's University Belfast Oct 2018
Use of 3D image processing techniques to create a reference repository for the characterisation and analysis of sharp force injuries on bone University of Warwick Oct 2018
Understanding the experiences of female detainees in police custody University of Warwick Oct 2018
Barriers to reporting domestic violence and the community’s (un)willingness to cooperate with the police within the Polish community in London Birkbeck, University of London Oct 2018
From coercion to consent: Social identity, legitimacy and a process model of police procedural justice University of Keele Sep 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
Sexual aggression in UK higher education: A treatment needs analysis of male student perpetrators University of Kent Sep 2018
"The snake with many heads": A qualitative study on the perceptions of Child Sexual Exploitation professionals in the South East of England Canterbury Christ Church University Sep 2018
Evaluation of the implementation of domestic abuse perpetrator panels across West Mercia University of Worcester Sep 2018
Longitudinal evaluation of change in first responder investigation of domestic abuse University of Hull Sep 2018
A project seeking to reduce the incidence of injury during manual handling in operational policing (working title) University of Central Lancashire Sep 2018
Evaluation of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship College of Policing Aug 2018
Eyewitness identification: Examining the effect of suspect-filler similarity on eyewitness discriminability University of Birmingham Aug 2018
Recognising and responding to vulnerability-related risks College of Policing Jul 2018
Analysis of national police use of force data College of Policing Jul 2018
De-escalation training pilot College of Policing Jun 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
Investment of criminal proceeds into the legitimate economy: A comparative analysis of Russian and Italian organised crime in the UK real estate market University of Southampton May 2018
Examining the use of business analysis techniques to police organised criminal networks Liverpool John Moores University Apr 2018
Issues of trust and confidence in the Metropolitan Police Service from ethnic minority groups in London: A procedural justice approach University of West London Mar 2018
Practitioner experiences of Domestic Abuse Protection Notices: understanding application and risk management in Domestic Abuse University of Cumbria Jan 2018
Day One pilot evaluation and monitoring College of Policing Jan 2018
Reviewing unsolved cases: The importance of external factors in prioritising and progressing cases University of Huddersfield 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
What works in implementing guidance and research? College of Policing Dec 2017
What works in training and behaviour change (criminal justice)? College of Policing 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 policing and regulation of illegal drugs at music festivals in the UK Durham University Oct 2017
The Strategic Constable B. E. PLANE: The ‘gimbal’ in the ‘loopy’ world of Policing (working title) University of Portsmouth 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
An evaluation of cybersecurity readiness of police forces in the UK Coventry University Sep 2017
The causes and motivations of hate crime: Implications for criminal justice social work and beyond University of Edinburgh Sep 2017
The facilitation of organised crime by professional enablers and money launderers Birkbeck, University of London 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
Motivations and barriers to joining an armed policing unit in British policing Canterbury Christ Church University Sep 2017
Does higher spending on the police make children safer? How has austerity measures introduced since 2009/10 affected policing and its ability protect the human rights of vulnerable children? University College London Sep 2017
Understanding Preventive Counter-terrorism policing: What shapes police practitioner understandings of preventive counter-terrorism? University of Kent Aug 2017
Trauma management in UK policing survey University of Cambridge Jun 2017
How does being an Authorised Firearms Officer (AFO), compared with unarmed police officer, affect decision making? (working Title) Canterbury Christ Church University 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
Terrorism pReventIon Via rAdicaLisation countEr-NarraTive (TRIVALENT) The Open University May 2017
Feasibility study for a randomised controlled trial of trauma processing techniques with new police recruits (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge 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
Eliciting best evidence from autistic interviewees University of Bath Apr 2017
Children involved in or affected by criminality (a multi-agency approach) University of Derby Feb 2017
Policing in the 2020s: 5 issues from a Delphi study College of Policing Jan 2017
Nudging up court appearances with text message reminders: a randomised controlled trial (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Jan 2017
Trial of revised Code of Practice for Victims e-learning (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Dec 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
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
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 Centre for Policing Research (CCPR), 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
How does internal police training affect ethical decision-making? University of Central Lancashire 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
Model-based small area estimation techniques in criminology: Theory and applications University of Manchester Sep 2016
Dinosaurs to forensic science: Digital tracks and Traces (DigTrace) Bournemouth 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
Policing young people: Perceptions of trends and changes over the last twenty-five years Wrexham Glyndwr University May 2016
Proposal to design 'missing persons' harm mapping model University of Dundee May 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
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
Dealing with the unthinkable. The cognitive and emotional effects of child homicide on police investigators University of Huddersfield 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
How do the police define, identify and respond to vulnerability? University of Central Lancashire Jan 2016
Interpreter mediated investigative interviews De Montfort University Nov 2015
Armed policing and legitimacy in England University of Southampton Oct 2015
The impact of body worn video (BWV) on stop and search in England and Wales University of Warwick 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
Police officer experiences of higher education: Drivers, challenges, and organisational responses Leeds Beckett University Oct 2015
Written threat analysis Cardiff University Sep 2015
Visualisation of injuries for court presentations University of Warwick Sep 2015
A critical analysis of the adoption of transformational leadership principles by UK policing University of Leicester Sep 2015
High-resolution imaging of paediatric non-accidental injuries using micro-CT scanning and visualisation University of Warwick Sep 2015
Improving strangulation diagnoses using micro-CT University of Warwick Sep 2015
Modelling and optimising police patrol University College London 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
An investigation of the role of juror bias in rape trial verdict outcomes University of Huddersfield Aug 2015
Eyewitness identification from a different angle: The effects of a 3D interactive lineup on identification accuracy University of Birmingham 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
Evaluation of police Stop and Search training (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Jan 2015
Homicide Investigation and Forensic Science (HIFS) Project University of South Wales Jan 2015
'Responsibilisation' in the Youth Justice System Canterbury Centre for Policing Research (CCPR), Canterbury Christ Church University 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
Fast Track and Direct Entry programme evaluation College of Policing Nov 2014
Police decision-making in tackling organised crime: Constructing and prioritising crime problems in the UK Cardiff 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
Safe and well? Assessing police attitudes to Return Interviews in repeat cases of missing people University of Portsmouth Sep 2014
A comparative study exploring police discretion whilst addressing anti-social behaviour (ASB) among young people in England and Poland University of Huddersfield Sep 2014
Predicting crime using Big Data Ulster University Sep 2014
Assuming identities online: Description, development and ethical implications Aston University Aug 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
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
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
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
The impact of Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras on criminal justice outcomes in domestic abuse incidents (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Jan 2014
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
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
Operation SAVVY (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Nov 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
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
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
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
Alcohol related incidents in policing and emergency healthcare University of Warwick Jan 0001
N8 Policing Research Partnership : Innovation and the application of knowledge for more effective policing University of Leeds Jan 0001
Police wellbeing pilots: Process and intermediary outcome evaluations College of Policing Jan 0001
Responding to workforce transformation: Detective recruitment and training Canterbury Centre for Policing Research (CCPR), Canterbury Christ Church University Jan 0001
The effects of Police Community Support Officer hotspot foot patrol on crime and incidents in a small city centre setting (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Jan 0001

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