Crime Scene Investigation in the Virtual World

virtual reality

With the upcoming release of the Oculus Rift and Microsoft Hololens, virtual reality is set to explode into the mainstream market. Using a headset with special stereoscopic displays, the wearer is immersed into an interactive computer-generated 3D environment, in which his/her movements are tracked and displayed back to the user – creating the illusion that they are inside a virtual world. […]

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Preventing Burglary: Tips from Convicted Burglars

In research commissioned by Churchill Home Insurance, Perpetuity Research interviewed 15 convicted burglars to help understand burglary and how it can be prevented. The burglars we spoke to cited drug addiction and the need to get hold of ‘quick easy money’ as a key motivation for burglary. People who commit burglary often look for an easy opportunity. Burglars reported looking for an open window […]

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CHASE talk: Staff dishonesty in the Voluntary sector

On 17th February Martin Gill gave a talk to a CHASE audience. He was speaking about staff dishonesty. Building on work we have conducted with staff dismissed and imprisoned for dishonesty, Martin outlined the various motives, techniques and approaches used by those who defraud their employer. However, it was noted that there are specific difficulties that face organisations that use volunteers, […]

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New Home Office Publications

This month the Home Office has published a new report discussing ‘opportunity’ as a driver of crime. It considers the value of tackling crime by removing opportunity – particularly the successes evident from using security measures to tackle acquisitive crime. You can read the report here… The Home Office has also released a report evaluating government and law enforcement interventions aimed […]

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Interviewing Burglars Research Findings featured in The Times

In research commissioned by Churchill Home Insurance, Perpetuity Research interviewed 15 convicted burglars to help understand what factors motivate burglary. Burglars reported enjoying the ‘thrill of the chase’ or the ‘buzz’ of breaking into peoples homes. However the findings revealed that the need for money to fund drug addictions was a major motivation for many burglars, who would steal goods […]

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What are the characteristics of an excellent corporate security department?

The latest findings from the Security Research Initiative (SRI) revealed that the top three most valued characteristics of a corporate security department are: understanding threats, having an effective security strategy and having objectives aligned with that of the company. 489 corporate security personnel and security suppliers from around the world were asked to rate various characteristics of outstanding performance. While overall […]

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Defeating cyber fraud with quantum physics – the future of unbreakable security?

Credit card fraud and identify theft are serious problems for both industries and individual consumers. Although safeguards have improved in the last decade, there is an ongoing battle between corporations and cyber criminals over our personal information and financial details. However, recent developments in technology as reported in Optica suggest that these authentication security issues may soon be a thing […]

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What makes an excellent security supplier?

The latest findings from the Security Research Initiative (SRI) revealed that the most highly valued characteristic of a security supplier is a strong focus on customer needs. While it is also important to have innovative and adaptive senior management more emphasis should be placed on achieving excellent management on the frontline. 489 corporate security personnel and security suppliers from around […]

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CRIME BYTES Tackling Doorstep Crime – Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders

In line with the Trading Standard’s ‘Good neighbours stop rogue traders’ campaign for National Consumer’s Week (3-7th November), this month’s article will be looking at the nature and impacts of doorstep crime. Doorstep crime involves offenders cold-calling at the homes of consumers, commonly elderly or vulnerable individuals, and offering to carry out property repairs such as roofing, tarmacking or gardening […]

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