New Project: Reducing the Impact of Serious Organised Crime in Local Communities

We are delighted to report that we are about to start a new project entitled ‘Reducing the Impact of Serious Organised Crime in Local Communities’. We are undertaking this work with the Police Foundation. As volume crime continues to fall, concern about serious organised crime, which is costly, harmful and widespread, is rising. It targets the most vulnerable people and […]

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Building Local Analytical Capability in the Age of Austerity by Emma Williams

The role of the crime and intelligence analysts within policing is a critical one, especially when considering efficient resource allocation at a local level and particularly within the current drive to embed the concept of evidence based policing and strategic decision making. However, much academic research over the past few years has provided evidence that analytical (as distinct from descriptive) […]

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Security Research Initiative: Understanding Security Excellence

The current Security Research Initiative project is focused on better understanding security excellence this year, both security excellence in corporations and security excellence amongst security suppliers. A meeting was held on 13 December which examined some of the true drivers for achieving excellence and for creating barriers to it. A survey has been developed which we will discuss more in […]

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Do you know an Insurance Fraudster?

We are working with the Association of British Insurers to better understand the motivations and approaches taken by insurance fraudsters. We have already conducted some interviews. However, we are trying to find more people who have committed a type of insurance fraud and would be prepared to take part in a confidential and anonymous interview (we are offering a small […]

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Brand New Report: ‘Financial Investigation: Identifying The Value’

A new report published by Perpetuity has just been released. The report is entitled, ‘Financial Investigation: Identifying The Value’. It is based on responses from 2,500 investigators. It was supported by Mick Creedon and Ian Davidson. What is perhaps most significant abut the findings is the extent to which crime investigation help solves other offences including murder, and how the […]

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Transforming rehabilitation agenda – why is resettlement so important?

Improving the development of positive life skills for offenders is central to successfully preventing further offences being committed. The significant role that personal issues such as substance misuse, living arrangements and education, training and employment play in changing the attitudes and behaviours of offenders is strongly evidenced. All are central to ensuring the effective resettlement of offenders both in the […]

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Bundled vs Single Service Security: A Discussion

This month we released a new report based on interviews with suppliers and procurers of security services that looks at the benefits and drawbacks of providing security as a ‘single service’ or as part of a ‘bundle’ alongside other facilities management services. The report identifies a range of drivers that determines success or failure in outsourcing arrangements. This includes: The […]

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The role of leadership in promoting ethical police behaviour

Leadership is consistently identified as one of the most important aspects to maintaining police integrity and ensuring police professionalism. Identified weaknesses include lack of supervisory presence, superior officers not setting common standards, and supervisors willingly turning a blind eye to corrupt behaviour. Leadership principles from organisational psychology, such as transformational leadership and operant leadership offer guidance on effectively promoting ethical […]

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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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