New Research Launched – Security Managers in HM Prisons: Perspectives on Security Management

Perpetuity Research has been commissioned by The Security, Order and Counter Terrorism Directorate in Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service to undertake research into security managers working in prisons. Despite there being a range of studies on security managers in general (for example assessing their perspectives on their role and relationships to the wider organisations in which they work), to […]

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New Research Report Published: The Mandatory Reporting of Fraud: Finding Solutions and Sharing Best Practice

    Perpetuity Research are pleased to share their latest report entitled “The mandatory reporting of fraud: Finding solutions and sharing best practice” commissioned by the ACFE UK Chapter and the Fraud Advisory Panel.   The aim of this research was to understand the attitudes of those who deal with tackling fraud towards introducing a mandatory requirement on organisations to […]

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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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