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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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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
Understanding the UK’s security and civil contingency response to the pandemic and enforcement Keele University Sep 2020
Perceived threats and 'stampedes': a relational model of collective fear responses Keele University 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
Evaluation of police recruit online assessments College of Policing Aug 2020
Policing and COVID-19: Emergency powers, social distancing, and the interruption of police recruitment and probationer officer training and education Northumbria University Jul 2020
Emergency Services Collaboration Survey University of Birmingham Jul 2020
Excluded: What is the impact of school exclusions on women in Hampshire? University of Southampton Jun 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
Global survey of impact of COVID 19 on policing University of Cambridge Jun 2020
Pandemic Policing: public attitudes towards compliance and organisational resilience University of Portsmouth Jun 2020
The impact of COVID-19 restrictions and responses on working practices and environments for police employees University of East Anglia 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
Domestic abuse: Responding to the shadow pandemic University of Liverpool Jun 2020
Experiences and perceptions of frontline police officers during the Covid-19 pandemic Liverpool John Moores University Jun 2020
Nudging the policing response to rules of social distancing University of Huddersfield May 2020
Dialogue and police legitimacy among complainants during investigations of counter-terrorism officers: Tracking interaction between police authorities and citizens who complain University of Cambridge May 2020
An examination of the use of Covid19 special measures by Cleveland Police Teesside University May 2020
Weaponising COVID:19 – a view from the blue line University of Cumbria 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
Examining public perceptions of the environmental impacts of drug use University of Winchester Mar 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
Evaluating the AGE UK Ilse of Wight (IOW) grant project services in relation to their effects on the LGBTQ+ community University of Portsmouth Jan 2020
An assessment of the efficacy of the British family courts in ensuring safe processes for survivors of domestic abuse in determining child arrangement University of Southampton Jan 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
Persons who die by suicide outside their home address: What does the data tell us and can it help us with high risk missing persons investigations? Canterbury Centre for Policing Research (CCPR), Canterbury Christ Church University Jan 2020
Police Leadership: The experiences and expectations of support provided to police officers, by their supervisors, following trauma University of Leicester Jan 2020
Police Service Modelling Associates (PSMA) Pilot Programme University of Exeter Jan 2020
Intervention strategies for youths and young people at risk of becoming serious violent offenders University of Portsmouth 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
To what extent has youth diversion changed in the last 10 years? What does effective youth diversion look like in 2020 and moving into the future? University of Winchester 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
Lost in translation? The strategic governance and application of evidence based policing in UK police forces University of Leeds Dec 2019
BME communities' perceptions of the police: Influences, contact and careers in the police Solent University Dec 2019
The well-being of the Special Constabulary within Devon and Cornwall Police University of Exeter Dec 2019
Interviewing police suspects with autism: Testing theory and best practice for interviews University of Bath Oct 2019
Policing the police: An analysis of practitioner views of the IOPC’s Learning the Lessons bulletins Canterbury Christ Church University 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
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 Sep 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 understanding of the Code of Ethics for police: Does the Code achieve what it was designed for? Canterbury Centre for Policing Research (CCPR), Canterbury Christ Church University Sep 2019
Roads policing reimagined: Intentions, expectations and experiences of a new roads policing tasking methodology Keele University Sep 2019
The use of discretion in police decision making: Rationales for the use of Community Resolutions (working title) Canterbury Christ Church University Sep 2019
What is the impact of Section 45 of the Modern day Slavery Act on police investigations? Canterbury Christ Church University Sep 2019
Research into practice and practice into research The Open University Sep 2019
Tackling the crime-terror nexus inside prisons in England and Wales: strategies, perceptions and recommendations Staffordshire University Sep 2019
'Good' police custody: Influencing policy custody policy and practice University of Sheffield Aug 2019
Identifying sexual trafficking online University of Sheffield Aug 2019
An evaluation of property marking schemes in Essex PIER at ARU 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
Surfwell University of Exeter 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
A Rapid Evidence Assessment to support the development of the College guidelines on effective supervision College of Policing Apr 2019
Understanding voluntary resignations from the police service University of Portsmouth Mar 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
Evaluating how to improve confidence in reporting of sexual offences (working title) Staffordshire University 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
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
Designing useful test questions for investigative interviews University of Sussex 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
Problem solving in England and Wales University College London Dec 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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
Longitudinal evaluation of change in first responder investigation of domestic abuse University of Hull Sep 2018
Virtual reality for counter terrorism police training University of Exeter 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
Identifying and evaluating opportunities and obstacles for the use of new crime prevention and detection technologies in smart cities University College London 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
De-escalation training pilot College of Policing 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
How do people report racial hate crime? University of Edinburgh 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
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
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
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 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
Organisational learning The Open University 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
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
Economic espionage and cybercrime: Evidence and strategy Goldsmiths, University of London Apr 2017
Eliciting best evidence from autistic interviewees University of Bath Apr 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
TOCAT - Transnational Organised Crime and Translation University of East Anglia Nov 2016
"A consistent victim journey, or is it?" An exploration of police response to rape investigation using a mixed method approach University of Portsmouth Oct 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
Risk assessment in police custody Loughborough 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 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
Dinosaurs to forensic science: Digital tracks and Traces (DigTrace) Bournemouth University Aug 2016
Promoting neurodiversity through 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
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 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
Interpreter mediated investigative interviews De Montfort University Nov 2015
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
Forensic science at the interface between chemistry and physical ergonomics Loughborough 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
Written threat analysis Cardiff 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
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
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
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
Geographies of search: Exploring decision making, co-ordinating and collaborating in police investigations of missing persons cases University of Dundee Sep 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) 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
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 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
Alcohol related incidents in policing and emergency healthcare University of Warwick 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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