The University of Sheffield secures top safety award

The University of Sheffield has had its security management recognised after gaining the prestigious Secured Environments accreditation. The award, which recognises that the University is following six key principles to maximise the safety of staff, students and visitors, was presented to President and Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Sir Keith Burnett by the Chief Constable for South Yorkshire Police […]

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CRIME BYTES: FOOD FRAUD

In this Crime Bytes, Clare explores food fraud: why is it a problem and what can we do about it? An aspect of fraud that has received relatively little coverage and yet appears to be on the rise is food fraud. This includes products that are deliberately diluted, mislabelled or misrepresented, tampered with, or substituted with another product. Many will […]

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Announcing the launch of the new Secured Environments website

We’re excited to announce that the new and refreshed Secured Environments website is now live. We have a fresh new appearance and layout, some additional content for members (registered organisations working towards the accreditation) but the same great content on how the accreditation works. You can see the website here – www.securedenvironments.com We hope you like the changes, and if […]

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Education for Justice Initiative

In February, Martin Gill presented his recent research at the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) Headquarters in Vienna, Austria at a series of expert group meetings. Martin has been acting as an consultant on the Education for Justice Initiative. Perpetuity Researcher, Caitlyn McGeer, was one of the invited experts at these meetings. Caitlyn joined experts from all over the […]

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The impact of organised crime on local communities

New research by Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation on the impact of organised crime on local communities has found that up to 17% of recorded crime occurring within neighbourhoods could be attributed to organised crime. The majority of organised crime identified by the police in the neighbourhoods related to drugs, violence and fraud. In three neighbourhoods, only 4% of […]

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An evaluation of a restorative justice trial: where the victims are businesses and the offenders are insurance fraudsters 

Perpetuity Research have completed a study into the use of restorative justice with low level insurance fraudsters. This is the first known Restorative Trial focussing exclusively on this type of offender. The Trial was headed by the City of London Police working in conjunction with insurers. Like most Trials of this nature it provided a number of important learning points. […]

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Professor Martin Gill wins two awards

Professor Martin Gill of Perpetuity Research and the OSPAs has won two awards. On October 13th 2016 Martin was awarded the Imbert Associations Prize during the 2016 CONSEC Conference at the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel. The Prize is awarded to an individual in recognition of his or her significant contribution to the security sector for the year, as nominated by ASIS, BSIA, IPSA and the […]

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New research finds that up to 45% of fraud is linked to organised crime.

New research by the Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research has found that between 31% and 45% of fraud may be linked to organised crime.  This is up to three times higher than the 15% found in previous studies. The research, which was funded by the Dawes Trust, looked at a large sample of frauds taking place in the Midlands and […]

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