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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Identifying COVID-19 Frauds and Scams

Never has there been a more perfect storm for fraudsters and scammers than the COVID-19 crisis, which has provided these criminals with a ready-made, target rich environment for them to exploit. The uncertainty of the situation, coupled with the increase in financial stress, with potential loss of jobs and businesses all contribute to making this a desperate time for many. […]

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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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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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Understanding the Police Response to Fraud

Despite being a third of crime in England and Wales fraud is not prioritised by the police, report finds   New research by Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation has found that the police response to victims of fraud is inadequate. Despite fraud making up to 31 per cent of all crime, and more than one third of victims reporting […]

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The Barriers to Effective Buyer-Supplier Relationships in the Security Sector

The aim of the research was to identify and discuss the factors in the buyer-supplier relationship that can impact negatively on the relationship, and ultimately on the success of the contract. The research is based on examination of existing literature, survey responses from 502 security professionals, and 40 interviews (20 buyers and 20 suppliers). Desired Characteristics Acknowledging that there is […]

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Burglars on Burglary

In a study commissioned by Churchill Home Insurance, Perpetuity Research interviewed 15 convicted burglars to help understand what factors motivate burglary. The report considers various aspects such as how targets are selected, the level of planning and the equipment used, the significance of security measures, and how stolen goods are sold on. It also covers how the interviewees perceived the […]

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NASUWT – Experiences of New Teachers

On behalf of the teaching union, NASUWT, Perpetuity Research carried out a study to understand the contemporary issues facing new teachers and to measure change since our previous research on this topic (click here to see the previous study). Indeed the findings showed that new teachers are now more likely to expect to leave the profession within the first three […]

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Maximising Public Benefits of Automated Alarms

The National Security Inspectorate (NSI) has published findings of new industry research undertaken by Perpetuity Research into the benefits and challenges of automating confirmed alarm signalling from Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) to police control rooms. The research – conducted via an online survey and extensive one-to-one interviews with a wide range of industry professionals including representatives from Alarm Receiving Centres […]

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