Barriers to the mandatory reporting of fraud: Finding solutions and sharing best practice

Perpetuity has been commissioned by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) UK and the Fraud Advisory Panel (FAP) to conduct research to better understand fraud reporting by organisations in England and Wales, in order to see if there is a case for making this compulsory. At present, there is no legal requirement in the England and Wales for a […]

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IFPO security officer research programme officially launched

Perpetuity Research has been commissioned by the IFPO to undertake a global study ‘Exploring the Modern Role and Job Complexity of Security Officers’ . The purpose of this study is to fill a major knowledge gap; namely to understand the role of security officers in different countries. This includes a requirement to better understand the range of duties undertaken by […]

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Research survey – What are the impacts of the covid-19 pandemic on physical security?

There has been much discussion of how things have changed over the past 10 months as we have had to meet new challenges and adapt to new ways of working. But what does this mean for the private security sector? Perpetuity Research is undertaking a study to understand what security professionals view the implications of the pandemic to be and […]

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Survey launched for study on digital forensics

Calling all police officers, law enforcement employees, digital forensic experts, and criminal lawyers! We invite you to participate in our short survey looking at how social media material is used in the investigation, prosecution, and defence of criminal cases. It will take no more than 10-15 minutes, and the results will feed into our research project on the use of forensic […]

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Identifying COVID-19 Frauds and Scams

Never has there been a more perfect storm for fraudsters and scammers than the COVID-19 crisis, which has provided these criminals with a ready-made, target rich environment for them to exploit. The uncertainty of the situation, coupled with the increase in financial stress, with potential loss of jobs and businesses all contribute to making this a desperate time for many. […]

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The University of Leeds secures police award for security

The University of Leeds has achieved the prestigious Secured Environments award by demonstrating their commitment to good security management. The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. To achieve the Secured Environments award, the University underwent a thorough audit of […]

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The Aon Centre gains Secured Environments award

Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement and health solutions, is the latest organisation to be recognised by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives for its security, gaining the prestigious Secured Environments award for The Aon Centre, their global headquarters, housed in the iconic Leadenhall Building in London. The award, which recognises that Aon […]

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Digital Forensics and Social Media: ethics, challenges and opportunities

Digital forensics

A new research project will explore the use of ‘digital forensics’ in criminal cases, focusing on social media and messaging communications between suspects, victims and witnesses of crimes. Perpetuity Research is a lead contributor to a collaborative research project that will look in particular at evidence derived from posts on social media platforms and communications on messaging applications, and at […]

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Overgate shopping centre gain Secured Environments award

Overgate Shopping Centre in Dundee, supported by its managing agent JLL, is the latest organisation to be recognised by Police Crime Prevention Initiatives, gaining the prestigious Secured Environments award. The award, which recognises that the shopping centre is following six key principles to maximise the safety of staff and customers, was achieved after the centre underwent a thorough audit of […]

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