With an interdisciplinary focus, the Security and Crime Research Institute brings together the University's significant research expertise in the fields of crime and security.

The effective management of crime and security is one of the biggest challenges we face in today's world with Research Councils UK identifying a 'pressing and complex challenge to address threats to security'.

Our response to this challenge is to undertake research on a local and global scale, combining existing academic excellence from within the Universities Police Science Institute, the Violence Research Group and the Informatics and Visual Computing Research Groups.

We endeavour to foster creative and innovative conceptual and methodological approaches to shape policy and practice development in relation to crime and security challenges locally, nationally and internationally; we are committed to upholding a record of achieving real-world impact as well as addressing community concerns.

Our research programme is organised around four key themes:

·       Behaviour change

·       Data to decision

·       Prevention and protection

·       Neighbourhood to national security

Over the past decade several of Cardiff’s research units have achieved international renown for their work across different areas related to crime and security studies. We will draw upon the expertise of people from across the University's three colleges, bringing together collective experience of crime, security and justice, as well as exploring new areas of expertise to complement our existing portfolio.

The Security and Crime Research Institute comprises of several key research groups each conducting collaborative projects. We will build on existing external partnerships including those with research collaborators such as IBM, South Wales Police, the College of Policing and Productive Margins to enhance the reach and impact of our research.

The knowledge and expertise of those involved in our Research Institute has influenced national government policy, contributed to the former UK coalition government's plans and been cited in a White House press release.

 We can change the partnerships we list here. These have been taken from the partnerships page but please flag up those you’d prefer to mention if necessary.



The following core post IS now being recruited:

Centre Manager – Crime and Security Research Institute. To lead and manage the operational and administrative aspects of the Crime and Security Research Institute.

For more information on this posts and details on how to apply please contact: upsi@cardiff.ac.uk or +44 (0) 2920 875307



The new Institute will launch in Autumn 2015 and builds on the crime and security research strengths in Cardiff’s:

Universities Police Science Institute (www.upsi.org.uk)

Violence Research Group (www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/research-units/violence-research-group),

School of Computer Science and Informatics (www.cs.cf.ac.uk/research/)