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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NSI Commissions New Perpetuity Research Study into “Maximising the Public Benefits of Automated Alarms”

National Security Inspectorate (NSI) announces research into “Maximising the public benefits of automated alarms”, having commissioned Perpetuity Research to lead a far reaching industry-wide initiative commencing in October 2017. NSI’s Chief Executive Richard Jenkins explained, “The well proven URN1 police response process has long been a great unsung mainstay in private-public sector collaboration, and over the last 10-15 years has […]

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Bournemouth University gain Secured Environments for the 3rd time

Bournemouth University has successfully been re-accredited with Secured Environments for the third time. The university underwent a thorough audit of their security processes and procedures as well as consultation with staff in order to achieve the award. Like many universities, there are unique challenges in managing security in a context where buildings are spread through the town centre and where […]

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Crime Bytes: Motivations behind global ransomware attacks.

  Cybercrime is all over the news at the moment: in May, ransomware virus WannaCry affected more than 150 countries, attacked more than 300,000 computers and had major impacts on organisations such as the NHS, FedEx, a Chinese police force and the Russian Interior Ministry. Then in June another virus, dubbed NotPetya, hit a dozen countries, attacked around 2,000 computers […]

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The impact of organised crime in local communities

Since 2014 the Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation have been researching the impact of serious organised crime in communities and how this threat is tackled locally in a study supported by the Dawes Trust.   The report published today, reveals some striking findings. From a sample of frauds committed in two police force areas, between 31% and 45% of […]

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Cyber Essentials certification

We are delighted to announce that we recently achieved the Cyber Essentials certificate. This is a government endorsed scheme designed to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber threats. As a research organisation, but moreover one that specialises in crime and security, we take protecting our information, that of our clients, and of our research participants extremely seriously. Our own […]

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New Vacancy!

We’re looking for a new Marketing and Sales Assistant to transform our approach to communicating what we do. Interested? Read about the role here. Marketing and Sales Assistant   Based In Tunbridge Wells, Kent Who are we?   We work globally; we are entrepreneurial and unique. Our mantra is that we are committed to making a difference. There are three […]

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Secured By Design film

Secured By Design has launched a short film about their work. It shows how crime prevention techniques can be incorporated into the design of a building to reduce crime and fear of crime. The film looks at how the police have worked with the developer Lendlease at their Elephant Park development in London. Further details about the film are available […]

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Computer Hacking

Chipotle Mexican Grill, Holiday Inn, Google Play, HipChat, and Youtube are but a few companies that have suffered a hack just this month. Viruses have been infiltrating computer systems, card payment systems have been hacked into, and thousands of people’s details may have been compromised. These kinds of events are not new news, but why do they keep happening?   […]

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