Since our formal launch in 2007 UPSI at Cardiff University has secured in excess of £5 million of external research funding. The studies conducted have utilized a range of different research methods including:
- Ethnographic observation;
- Analysis of quantitative survey data;
UPSI have been responsible for conducting ground-breaking research in areas such as:
- Preventing violent extremism;
- Open source data analytics,
- Homicide and major crime investigation;
- Policing gun crime;
- Innovation and digital policing;
- Behavioural crime prevention.
The Universities' Police Science Institute's 10 year research program has been instrumental in providing an evidence base to inform national UK policy in a number of areas, including:
- Changing Home Office policy for the policing of anti-social behaviour across England and Wales
- Informing the Prevent counter-terrorism strategy for the UK and overseas
- Improving the outcomes of South Wales Police's Neighbourhood Policing Teams.
- Community Intelligence Methodology adopted by both the London Borough of Sutton and South Wales Police forces as well as being used by Victoria Police in Australia, The Police Academy of the Netherlands, Lancashire Constabulary and ten other UK police agencies.