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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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An independent research programme on the causes of ethnic/racial disparities in the police use of Taser College of Policing Nov 2021
Exploring escalation and de-escalation within London Stop and Search encounters captured on Body Worn Video The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) Nov 2021
Youth Voice Survey The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) Nov 2021
The effectiveness of the UK's CONTEST strand of PREVENT University of Essex Oct 2021
New insights into serious youth violence in London The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) Sep 2021
Social contagion of violence University College London Sep 2021
What is the nature of adolescent stalking in South Wales? A Foucauldian analysis of police reports Cardiff University Sep 2021
Perceptions of Victim Support Services in Derbyshire Leeds Beckett University Sep 2021
Is the shortage of detectives in local policing a real crisis? A mixed methods research study exploring the perspective of six police forces University of Derby Jun 2021
An evaluation of the Police Professional Qualifications University of South Wales Jun 2021
Cryptocurrency Investigations: An empirical study of the modern Organised Crime Group and their reach inside public services University of South Wales Jun 2021
A qualitative exploration of intimate partner violence : The front-line practitioner's perspective University of Portsmouth May 2021
Attitudes of polices officers towards algorithmic discretion: Empirical evidence from the UK Queen Mary University of London May 2021
Policing a pandemic – A hybrid Delphi approach study on COVID19 University College London May 2021
A validation study of OxRec model for assessing risk of violent recidivism University of Oxford Apr 2021
Police officers working in lockdown 3 University of Southampton Apr 2021
Exploring non-violent extremism in the UK PIER at ARU Apr 2021
Opportunities and obstacles: A critical exploration of the experience of promotion of ethnic minority police officers in a UK police constabulary University of Leicester Apr 2021
County Lines and drugs supply: An evidence briefing College of Policing Mar 2021
A validation study of the ‘OxMIV’ prediction tool for assessing risk of violence in individuals presenting to Early Intervention in Psychosis services University of Oxford Mar 2021
Understanding of Forensic Intelligence within Policing Forensics University of West London Mar 2021
An evaluation of fast-track detective schemes Liverpool John Moores University Mar 2021
The characteristics of persistent young offenders University of Portsmouth Feb 2021
Perceptions of the grooming concept and online safety among young people in Hampshire University of Portsmouth Jan 2021
Virtual Reality compared to traditional methods in CSI training Staffordshire University Jan 2021
A critical reflection on contemporary obstacles relating to the use of Restorative Justice as a response to serious cases of youth offending in England and Wales: Recommendations and reflections on the future of RJ within the Youth Justice System University of Winchester Jan 2021
An exploration of police officers’ experiences of the interview process when working with vulnerable and/or intimidated adult witnesses University of Portsmouth Jan 2021
Buried justice: A critical review into the cross-matching of unidentified bodies and missing persons reports in England and Wales Staffordshire University Jan 2021
Policing beyond the pandemic: the transformation of police work practices in response to the crisis University of Leeds Dec 2020
Domestic Abuse Safeguarding during Covid-19 (DASC) Manchester Metropolitan University Nov 2020
Impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on criminal justice journeys of adult and child survivors of sexual abuse, rape, and sexual assault Coventry University Nov 2020
A longitudinal study of forensic face-matching training The Open University Nov 2020
Investigating the impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on stranger sex offender behaviour and victim vulnerability University of Birmingham Nov 2020
Every ticket is a story: Piloting a "whole story" approach to understanding ethnic disproportionality in FPNs issued for breaching coronavirus restrictions University of Liverpool Oct 2020
Silent, present and marking: Exploring the efficacy of domestic abuse lockdown policing initiatives Sheffield Hallam University Oct 2020
Knife crime imagery and messaging: Effective intervention tools or ineffective sensitisers? Sheffield Hallam University Oct 2020
PROTECT COVID 19: Exploring lived experiences of the impact of intimate partner violence and abuse on children, affected family members and perpetrators during the COVID- 19 global pandemic Newcastle University Oct 2020
The human element. UK police wellbeing during the Covid-19 pandemic University of Huddersfield Oct 2020
Understanding changing demand for police during the coronavirus pandemic University of Manchester Oct 2020
Professional views of the barriers to the take-up of restorative justice University of Portsmouth Oct 2020
Frozen in time; does the public police’s monopoly control of cold case homicide investigations limit victims’ opportunities for justice? A comparative study of private policing and regulatory policing in the investigation of historic cold case homicide Liverpool John Moores University Oct 2020
How valuable are Covert Human Intelligence Sources (informers) to policing? Canterbury Christ Church University Oct 2020
The Management of Risk in Law Enforcement (MoRiLE) Programme: to what extent can it help Policing meet the challenges of modernity? Liverpool John Moores University Oct 2020
Police perceptions and the investigative challenges of young people involved in County Lines drug networks Canterbury Christ Church University Sep 2020
Understanding the UK’s security and civil contingency response to the pandemic and enforcement Keele University Sep 2020
Evidence-based guidelines on effective investigations: Improving the application of the investigative mindset College of Policing Sep 2020
Policing uncertainty: decisions and actions in a national emergency The Open University Sep 2020
Public and police perception of legitimacy and procedural justice in a weak democracy: A study of the Nigerian state Liverpool John Moores University Sep 2020
Perceived threats and 'stampedes': a relational model of collective fear responses Keele University Sep 2020
The motivations and initial training of volunteer leaders with the Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) scheme University of Sunderland Sep 2020
A prospective longitudinal study of the impact of exposure to traumatic material on wellbeing and its causal mechanisms in "back office" police and law enforcement staff University of Birmingham Sep 2020
Policing a pandemic: An exploration of police use of powers during COVID-19 and the impact of public perceptions of police legitimacy Liverpool John Moores University Sep 2020
Project Guardian: redesigning the custody journey to reduce child reoffending (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Aug 2020
Positive action for female and minority applicants for Direct Entry Detective Constable (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Aug 2020
Missing persons: Concentration and contagion University College London Jul 2020
Reducing the unanticipated crime harms of COVID-19 policies University of Leeds Jun 2020
Responding to the Covid-19 domestic abuse crisis: developing a rapid police evidence base City, University of London Jun 2020
Pandemic Policing: public attitudes towards compliance and organisational resilience University of Portsmouth Jun 2020
A validation framework for forensics and surveillance biometric technology use Northumbria University Jun 2020
COVID-19 and Child Criminal Exploitation: Closing urgent knowledge and data gaps on the implications of pandemic for county lines University of Nottingham Jun 2020
Enhancing efficiency and effectiveness in the investigation of criminally used firearms and ammunition Staffordshire University May 2020
Nudging the policing response to rules of social distancing University of Huddersfield May 2020
Autistic people in contact with the police: Understanding identification, prevalence, characteristics and journeys into and out of police services University of Kent May 2020
Breaking bad news: A qualitative study of frontline police work with the bereaved University of Nottingham Apr 2020
Policing the Pandemic University of Liverpool Apr 2020
Victim-survivor (dis) engagement with criminal justice in domestic abuse and rape cases The Open University Apr 2020
To what extent is evidence-based practice currently a reality in UK policing? University of Southampton Mar 2020
Comparing crime prevention, countering extremism and social policies in Europe University of Warwick Feb 2020
Scoping project for new victim-centric crime incident screening tool University of Exeter Feb 2020
Working together during major incidents and emergencies: optimising interoperability during major incident management using the social identity approach University of Sussex Feb 2020
The role of collective psychological empowerment and a 'victim' identity of perpetrators in religiously and racially aggravated hate crimes University of Sussex Feb 2020
Families and the Internet-of-Things (IoT): Approaches and technologies to support home users' engagement with cyber security University of Kent Jan 2020
Life on the ‘sex offender register’: Identity, reintegration and the significance of de-registration PIER at ARU Jan 2020
Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Pilot Programme University of Exeter Jan 2020
The influence social media and the criminal justice system have on the re-victimisation of female sexual assault victims and the perceptions of female safety University of Portsmouth Jan 2020
The integration of academic, practitioner and offender knowledge to deliver excellence in the multi-agency risk management of violent and sexual offenders in the community PIER at ARU Jan 2020
Interviewing police suspects with autism: Testing theory and best practice for interviews University of Bath Oct 2019
Critically examining Special Police Service (SPS) arrangements for football policing in England and Wales University Of Gloucestershire Oct 2019
How do police officers work with and respond to the gender dynamics of male and female Intimate Partner Violence perpetration? University of Oxford Oct 2019
"Police as Ploughmen": How the police helped Britain to overcome starvation in the First World War University of Glasgow Oct 2019
An Investigation into the experiences of male victims of serious sexual offences and perception of Sexual Offence Investigative Techniques officers (SOITs) (working title) Canterbury Christ Church University Oct 2019
Connecting the dots: using open-source intelligence to map covert networks, vulnerability and exploitation within the off-street sex market University of Stirling Sep 2019
The use of Alternative Light Sources in the search and recovery of human remains after a fire Staffordshire University Sep 2019
Roads policing reimagined: Intentions, expectations and experiences of a new roads policing tasking methodology Keele University Sep 2019
Towards an evidence-based approach for interpreting eyewitness expressions of confidence Queen Margaret University Sep 2019
Research into practice and practice into research The Open University Sep 2019
Perceptions of the crime-terror nexus in prison Staffordshire University Sep 2019
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 The Open University Aug 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
Associative links between deprivation and Domestic Violence and Abuse University of Manchester May 2019
Study to identify risk factors that predict which children will repeatedly go missing Bournemouth University May 2019
Understanding voluntary resignations from the police service University of Portsmouth Mar 2019
Community perception of threat The Open University Mar 2019
Is there an impact of repeatedly working with traumatised victims of rape and child abuse on specialist police officers? Canterbury Christ Church University Mar 2019
Evaluating how to improve confidence in reporting of sexual offences (working title) Staffordshire University Mar 2019
Visible policing Northumbria University Mar 2019
An evaluation of the use of Restorative Justice as an Out-of-Court Disposal in Gloucestershire University Of Gloucestershire Feb 2019
GPS knife crime tagging The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) Feb 2019
H-unique: In search of uniqueness - harnessing anatomical hand variation Lancaster University Jan 2019
The empirical and theoretical analysis of the investigative and court process of corporate offending in the UK since 2008 University of Southampton Dec 2018
A systematic review of people with autism and the criminal justice system - an update on King and Murphy (2014) University of Kent Nov 2018
Cybercrime, place, and the internet University College London Oct 2018
Providing evidence to support police response to incidents Nottingham Trent 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
Violence against the police: An exploration of how officers navigate the challenges posed by violence Durham University Oct 2018
Cold case homicide investigation: A global perspective (UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Pakistan & New Zealand) on policing polices and practices to solve unsolved homicides Kingston University Oct 2018
Policing domestic abuse: Case study of an English police force University of Cambridge 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
Does victim empowerment align with perpetrator accountability; what are women's experiences of being named as a protected person under a domestic violence protection order (DVPO)? Lancaster University Oct 2018
Policing/responding to online sexual images of young people: The role of context and discretion Durham University 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 Keele University 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
Citizen Forensics The Open University Sep 2018
Developing a risk assessment tool for the early identification of police officers who abuse their position for a sexual purpose Bournemouth University Sep 2018
Sexual aggression in UK higher education: A treatment needs analysis of male student perpetrators University of Kent Sep 2018
Evaluation of the implementation of domestic abuse perpetrator panels across West Mercia University of Worcester Sep 2018
Maximizing the effectiveness of Police Scotland investigations when people living with dementia go missing Queen Margaret University Sep 2018
Working title: Can a risk terrain analytical approach have a practical proactive application on reducing rural crime in Lincolnshire? Keele University Sep 2018
‘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 Sep 2018
Identifying and evaluating opportunities and obstacles for the use of new crime prevention and detection technologies in smart cities University College London Sep 2018
Cybercrime investigation: Exploring the factors behind case losses University of Portsmouth Sep 2018
Evaluation of the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship College of Policing Aug 2018
Turning Point NW-London: A replication randomised trial of police-led diversion in North West London (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge Jul 2018
What works in wellbeing: a randomised controlled trial of mindfulness in policing (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Jun 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
Decoding the silence: An oral history of the impact of leadership and organisational culture upon police officer motivation in an English metropolitan police force University of Lincoln Feb 2018
Gender and "Internet of Things" (IoT) University College London Jan 2018
Reviewing unsolved cases: The importance of external factors in prioritising and progressing cases University of Huddersfield Jan 2018
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 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 University of Portsmouth 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
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
Examining the nature and impact of ethics panels in UK policing University of Dundee Sep 2017
An experimental analysis of the use of digital crime scene footwear capture methods compared to traditional manual alternatives University of Huddersfield 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
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
Police detectives on the TOR-network: A study on tensions between privacy and crime fighting Northumbria University Jun 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
Economic espionage and cybercrime: Evidence and strategy Goldsmiths, University of London Apr 2017
Eliciting best evidence from autistic interviewees University of Bath Apr 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
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
Expertise in forensic face matching: training, examiners, algorithms and super matchers The Open 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
An examination of the under-reporting of male victims of domestic abuse University of Portsmouth Sep 2016
An investigation into 3D printing of osteological remains: the metrology and ethics of virtual anthropology University College London Sep 2016
Promoting neurodiversity through police-community partnerships University of Sheffield Aug 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
London Gang Exit The Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) Feb 2016
The effect of using an interpreter on the accuracy of witness accounts gathered from police interviews The Open University Feb 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 longitudinal evaluation of political astuteness leadership development training: A study of police managers in a United Kingdom police force University of Worcester 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
Policing police discretion: The use of BWV in stop and search 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
Determining boundary conditions of the weapon focus effect Queen Margaret University Sep 2015
Visualisation of injuries for court presentations University of Warwick 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
Mental health training for police officers: A randomised controlled trial (Randomised control trial) University of York Sep 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
Evaluation of police Stop and Search training (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Jan 2015
'Responsibilisation' in the Youth Justice System Canterbury Centre for Policing Research (CCPR), Canterbury Christ Church University 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
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
Early intervention in repeat cases of domestic abuse: An evaluation of Project 360 (Randomised control trial) University of Leicester Sep 2014
Testing the effect of BWV in the WMP: An RCT (Randomised control trial) University of Cambridge 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
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) Newcastle University 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
The impact of Body Worn Video (BWV) cameras on criminal justice outcomes in domestic abuse incidents (Randomised control trial) College of Policing Jan 2014
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
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 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
The social harm of self-generated indecent images of children – Is it a problem for law enforcement? The Open University Jan 0001

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