Home Office – Commercial Victimisation Survey

Martin Gill is on the advisory committee for the commercial victimisation survey, which has reported and indeed planning is underway for the next wave. The 2012 Commercial Victimisation Survey (CVS) is the first of a new series of Home Office surveys covering crime against businesses in England and Wales, focussing on business premises in four industry sectors: manufacturing, wholesale and […]

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Security Excellence Awards Finalist

The finalists have been announced for the Security Excellence Awards 2013. We are delighted to announce that Perpetuity Research have once again been selected as a finalist in the category of ‘Security Partnering Initiative’ of the Year. This is for our work on the Security Research Initiative (SRI) a three year programme of research with a separate study each year. Research […]

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We are moving the Security Strategy Toolkit

Since 2009 our popular Security Strategy Tookit has been accessible online as web-based toolkit. The toolkit was developed due to the finding that surprisingly few organisations have a security strategy in place – and even less have an effective strategy. This toolkit navigates the process, from strategic analysis and strategy development through to implementation and strategic review. It includes examples, […]

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Current issues in security: Manned Guarding

One of our latest Security Research Initiative (SRI) reports was recently referenced in an article for IFSEC Global on whether security guards are becoming unvalued. Our report ‘The Security Sector in Perspective’ looks at how those working in the security sector view it and looks at their perspectives on economic and regulatory changes. The article discussed the current problem of […]

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Home Office publish detailed Commercial Victimisation Survey findings

Professor Martin Gill was part of an advisory team on the 2012 Commercial Victimisation Survey (CVS), for which the Home Office recently published their detailed findings. These built on their headline findings released in January. The CVS was previously carried out in 1994 and 2002, and is planned to be repeated in 2013 and 2014. The survey statistics are based on […]

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Situational Crime Prevention and Supply Chain Security

Martin Gill is editor of the ASIS Foundation’s ‘CRISP’ series, which stands for ‘Connecting Research in Security to Practice’. And the tenth report in the series has just been published. It is called Situational Crime Prevention and Supply Chain Security, and it is authored by Dr Harald Haelterman. It provides a reference guide on how best to approach the introduction […]

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Reducing re-offending through employment

There has long been a link identified between employment and offending. The desistence literature suggests that gaining legitimate paid work can reduce offending behaviour. There are a number of reasons why this may be the case, including, that employment distracts from offending, that regular/stable income removes the need to offend, that interaction with non offenders creates a positive influence and […]

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Reflections on ASIS International conference

Earlier this month was the 12th ASIS International European Security Conference and Exhibition in Gothenburg Sweden. The conference provided a comprehensive education programme covering a range of topics from animal rights extremism, to cyber security, to the Syrian revolution. As well as presentations there were also panel discussions, case studies and networking events. Our director, Martin Gill, not only attended […]

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