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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Improving the local response to Fraud

Background Perpetuity and the Police foundation are working together on a two-year project investigating the UK response to fraud. This work is founded on previous research carried out by the teams which found that a disproportionate amount of fraud is organised and that it is highly prevalent, for example, between a third and nearly half of all frauds occurring locally in our sample of two police […]

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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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Victims’ Needs Assessment in Thames Valley

A wide range of agencies are involved in delivering victim services, in both the public and voluntary sectors, seeking to meet the diverse needs of victims including for those most vulnerable and/or for those who experience the more serious offences. The effects of victimisation are now well documented and can include substantial psychological and physical effects with knock on consequences […]

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IFSEC International 2017

From 20th-22nd June 2017, Perpetuity Research will be at IFSEC International. You can visit us at our stand – B1225 (next to the Security Management theatre) – throughout the 3 days. Our Director, Professor Martin Gill will also be speaking at the event. IFSEC and FIREX International announce keynotes for 2017; Professor Brian Cox OBE, Dame Kelly Holmes and Simon […]

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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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The impact of organised crime in the off-street sex market

  Research conducted jointly by Perpetuity Research and Police foundation published today shows that organised crime plays a major role in local off-street sex markets. The study, based in Bristol, found that very many of the brothels identified were managed by groups of offenders. What’s the impact of organised crime on the adult sex market? This is what the resesarch […]

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