Financial Investigation – Identifying the value

This report is based on responses from 2,500 investigators. What is perhaps most significant abut the findings is the extent to which financial investigation techniques help solves and provide evidence for a wide range of other offences including murder, and how the techniques used by investigators can be crucial in helping to find missing persons. One of the biggest barriers […]

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SRI: Security Strategy Toolkit

Surprisingly few organisations have a security strategy in place – and even less have an effective strategy. Our research prior to developing the toolkit had found that only one in three companies have a full, board approved, security strategy. Even when a security strategy was in place it was rarely ‘fit for purpose’, lacking specific objectives to guide the work […]

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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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Secured Environment Security Accreditation: New Developments

We are pleased to announce that the Police Force and the City of London are now promoting the Secured Environments scheme. This security risk  management  accreditation is offered by ACPO CPI. The award is focused on the organisation (and any type of organisation or business can register) meeting six key principles. Commitment to create a secure environment Understand the problem Develop a […]

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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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