Secured By Design film

Secured By Design has launched a short film about their work. It shows how crime prevention techniques can be incorporated into the design of a building to reduce crime and fear of crime. The film looks at how the police have worked with the developer Lendlease at their Elephant Park development in London. Further details about the film are available […]

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Announcing the launch of the new Secured Environments website

We’re excited to announce that the new and refreshed Secured Environments website is now live. We have a fresh new appearance and layout, some additional content for members (registered organisations working towards the accreditation) but the same great content on how the accreditation works. You can see the website here – www.securedenvironments.com We hope you like the changes, and if […]

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The impact of organised crime on local communities

New research by Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation on the impact of organised crime on local communities has found that up to 17% of recorded crime occurring within neighbourhoods could be attributed to organised crime. The majority of organised crime identified by the police in the neighbourhoods related to drugs, violence and fraud. In three neighbourhoods, only 4% of […]

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An evaluation of a restorative justice trial: where the victims are businesses and the offenders are insurance fraudsters 

Perpetuity Research have completed a study into the use of restorative justice with low level insurance fraudsters. This is the first known Restorative Trial focussing exclusively on this type of offender. The Trial was headed by the City of London Police working in conjunction with insurers. Like most Trials of this nature it provided a number of important learning points. […]

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Professor Martin Gill wins two awards

Professor Martin Gill of Perpetuity Research and the OSPAs has won two awards. On October 13th 2016 Martin was awarded the Imbert Associations Prize during the 2016 CONSEC Conference at the London Heathrow Marriott Hotel. The Prize is awarded to an individual in recognition of his or her significant contribution to the security sector for the year, as nominated by ASIS, BSIA, IPSA and the […]

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The impact of organised crime in the off-street sex market

  Research conducted jointly by Perpetuity Research and Police foundation published today shows that organised crime plays a major role in local off-street sex markets. The study, based in Bristol, found that very many of the brothels identified were managed by groups of offenders. What’s the impact of organised crime on the adult sex market? This is what the resesarch […]

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New research finds that up to 45% of fraud is linked to organised crime.

New research by the Police Foundation and Perpetuity Research has found that between 31% and 45% of fraud may be linked to organised crime.  This is up to three times higher than the 15% found in previous studies. The research, which was funded by the Dawes Trust, looked at a large sample of frauds taking place in the Midlands and […]

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Secured by Design

Secured Environments is a sister accreditation to Secured by Design (SBD). SBD is the trading name of Police Crime Prevention Initiatives Limited. It was set up under the auspices of the Association of Chief Police Officers more than a decade ago and was recently taken over by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) on behalf of the UK Police […]

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