Projects

An Evaluation of South Wales Police’s Use of Automated Facial Recognition Technology

Researchers from the Universities’ Police Science Institute and Crime and Security Research Institute have conducted the first independent academic evaluation of the use of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) technology across a variety of major policing operations.

From Minutes to Months

Academics at the Crime and Security Research Institute (CSRI) lead an international team of analysts from the University of New South Wales, Michigan State University and the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing to learn the lessons from researching recent terror attacks in the UK, US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Soft Facts & Digital Behavioural Influencing

Researchers from the Crime and Security Research Institute have studied how fake news spreads on social media in the aftermath of major terrorist attacks and what the police can do to manage its impacts upon public behaviours.

Open Source Communications, Analytics Research (OSCAR)

The Open Source Communications Analytics Research Centre (OSCAR) led by Cardiff University was funded via the Police Knowledge Fund by the College of Policing and the Higher Education Funding Council for England, to look at how the police service is using social media and ‘big data technologies’.

Tackling Radicalisation in Dispersed Societies (TaRDiS)

Working in partnership with the London Borough of Sutton and the Police Academy of the Netherlands, UPSI conducted a programme of research, funded by the European Commission, to explore how the risks of radicalisation can be reduced.

After Woolwich: Social Reactions on Social Media

The murder of Drummer Lee Rigby on the 22nd May 2013 in Woolwich rapidly acquired the properties of a signal crime (Innes, 2004). The changes to public and institutional perceptions of security were amplified by a series of secondary incidents of violence in the days and weeks following the original crime.

Mapping Services For Victims Of Crime In South Wales

The Universities’ Police Science Institute (UPSI), in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Swansea and University of South Wales, were commissioned by the South Wales Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner to investigate the quality and delivery of victim services in South Wales and set out options for future development.