Two Policy & Practice Briefing Papers from the Digital Forensics and Social Media (DFSM) Project Published

Perpetuity Research, in conjunction with University College London (UCL) and the Institute for Crime & Justice Policy Research (ICPR) (Birkbeck College) are pleased to release the first two policy and practice briefing papers from their Digital Forensics and Social Media (DFSM) project, funded by the Dawes Trust. The overall aims of the research are to examine how social media evidence is […]

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New Research Launched – Assessing Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Perpetuity Research has been commissioned by The Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE), UK Chapter to undertake research into non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs are essentially digital collectibles – if something can be stored digitally then it can become a NFT, including pictures, tweets, videos, songs and video game items. Ownership is secured by placing a unique token on a blockchain which […]

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The Use of AI in Physical Security

Dr Janice Goldstraw-White, one of our researchers, has recently written an article with David Quinn, Product Manager UK, G4S. In this they outline how although artificial Intelligence (AI) has certainly impacted our everyday lives in the last couple of decades, the extent to which it has been adopted in different sectors varies considerably. In the physical security sector, they show […]

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Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence

Perpetuity Research has been commissioned by the Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Devon, Cornwall & The Isles of Scilly to carry out a sexual violence needs assessment to help inform the recommissioning of Independent Sexual Violence Advisor (ISVA) services across the area. The work will provide an overview of current service provision in the area, the support needs of […]

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The Handbook of Security Third Edition has been published

The third edition of the Handbook of Security, edited by Perpetuity Research Director Martin Gill, has been published. The book contains 45 contributions from the leading scholars in the world, topics cover a vast arrange of issues from security and the margin footprint; the ways security is portrayed in films; the economic case for security; evaluations of different Security approaches; […]

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London Bridge City achieves police award for security

London Bridge City has been presented with the prestigious Secured Environments award on 13th June 2022 by Guy Ferguson, Chief Executive Officer, Police CPI. The estate, located in an iconic neighbourhood, surrounded by famous London landmarks, is a destination for shopping, entertainment and dining, and hosts a range of residential and business premises. As such the area presents a range […]

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A new Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill will provide greater protections for consumers and businesses

A new Economic Crime and Corporate Transparency Bill (“Economic Crime Bill”) was outlined in the Queen’s speech which will give further and stronger powers to tackle illicit finance, reduce economic crime and provide greater protections for consumers and businesses. This follows on from the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022, which received Royal Assent on 15th March, following an expedited […]

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UK Government’s new ‘Enough’ campaign: Educating young people about healthy relationships and consent

In March 2022 the Government launched the ‘Enough.’ Campaign. The campaign, which will run over several years aims to highlight forms of violence against women and girls, and actions that anyone can take to challenge perpetrators of abuse. The campaign will also educate young people about healthy relationships and consent, to ensure that victims can recognise abuse and seek support. […]

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Influencing the Security Budget

Historically security managers have been marginalised from key decision-making roles in organisations but there is evidence this may be changing as security professionals are increasingly able to demonstrate that security is a business enabler. Perpetuity Research is seeking the views of security professionals, in order to better understand the obstacles faced by security managers/directors. We would welcome your insights.   […]

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Perpetuity Research Joins Movement to Shine a Spotlight on Fraud

Fraud costs individuals and organisations billions a year and the seriousness of this problems is why Perpetuity Research is proud to be an official supporter of International Fraud Awareness Week, 14-20th November 2021. This initiative, led by the ACFE, gives organisations the chance to provide training and education and other awareness raising activities to help safeguard organisations against the growing […]

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