Call for frontline security officers to take part in important research

Perpetuity Research has been commissioned by The International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO) to undertake a ground-breaking study to explore the roles, responsibilities and training of frontline security officers (sometimes referred to as security guards). Call to action We are looking for frontline security officers/guards, to take part in an on-line survey. A security officer or guard is typically a […]

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Survey launched for study on digital forensics

Calling all police officers, law enforcement employees, digital forensic experts, and criminal lawyers! We invite you to participate in our short survey looking at how social media material is used in the investigation, prosecution, and defence of criminal cases. It will take no more than 10-15 minutes, and the results will feed into our research project on the use of forensic […]

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Understanding influences on security as a career/job choice: what those working in the security sector think

The latest report from the Security Research Initiative has been published – ‘Understanding influences on security as a career/job choice: what those working in the security sector think’. Only 4% of respondents heard of work in security through a careers talk at school/college/university; the most prominent source of awareness was from a suggestion by a friend, colleague or family member […]

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Stay at home safely – COVID-19 and domestic abuse

Domestic abuse is surging at an alarming rate in many countries globally, including the UK and much of it is being attributed to the Covid-19 epidemic. Telephone lines have been lighting up at domestic abuse charities and support services at a rate of nearly 50% more than usual and an increase in website contacts has also been observed. In the […]

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New research report published on ‘Tackling Fraud in the Public Sector – a Local Government Perspective’

Perpetuity Research are pleased to publish their latest report entitled ‘Tackling Fraud in the Public Sector – a Local Government Perspective’, from research commissioned by CIPFA. The full report and presentation are available below. The aim of this research was to better understand how local authorities approach fraud in their organisations and was carried out through consultation with senior officers, […]

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The University of Leeds secures police award for security

The University of Leeds has achieved the prestigious Secured Environments award by demonstrating their commitment to good security management. The University, established in 1904, is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK and is renowned globally for the quality of its teaching and research. To achieve the Secured Environments award, the University underwent a thorough audit of […]

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Exploring the Experiences of Women in Security

This report is based on 706 survey responses and 21 interviews with female security professionals from a range of roles who carry out or manage staff who undertake physical security tasks. The report highlights that many women hold a positive perception of the security industry overall, and by no means have all struggled to progress or faced discrimination. However, it was […]

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The Evolution of Physical Security Measures: assessing the benefits and implications

The aim of this report was to develop a better understanding of the ways in which physical security measures are being enhanced by internet-enabled technologies which we refer to as ‘advanced technologies’ and the implications this has on security practice. While there are many potential benefits to advanced technology, there has been less focus on whether and how the benefits […]

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Digital Forensics and Social Media: ethics, challenges and opportunities

Digital forensics

A new research project will explore the use of ‘digital forensics’ in criminal cases, focusing on social media and messaging communications between suspects, victims and witnesses of crimes. Perpetuity Research is a lead contributor to a collaborative research project that will look in particular at evidence derived from posts on social media platforms and communications on messaging applications, and at […]

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