The impact of organised crime in local communities

Since 2014 the Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation have been researching the impact of serious organised crime in communities and how this threat is tackled locally in a study supported by the Dawes Trust.   The report published today, reveals some striking findings. From a sample of frauds committed in two police force areas, between 31% and 45% of […]

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Organised crime and child sexual exploitation in local communities

Last year Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation completed research regarding the impact of organised crime on local communities. A part of this two-year research project involved exploring the impact of organised crime and child sex exploitation (CSE) in local communities. Perpetuity and the Police Foundation were able to extract information from one police force area regarding children and young […]

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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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Benchmarking Loss Prevention

There is a new report out today which provides a view of the state of loss prevention from those who are in charge of it. Leading loss prevention managers have contributed to this report. It shows that while organised crime is perceived to be a more significant problem now than in the past, the aggravating factor appears to be a […]

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The role of leadership in promoting ethical police behaviour

This study looked at the issues of leadership and police organisational ethics, namely: what makes some people more effective in the context of ethical leadership; how did leadership seem to influence staff behaviour; what impact the leadership style has relative to other influences (such as force culture, force values and priorities, performance regimes). The work involved qualitative fieldwork with a […]

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Insurance Fraudsters: A study for the ABI

Commissioned by the Association of British Insurers, Perpetuity Research analysed previous research and interviewed people convicted of insurance fraud to gain insights into a range of insurance fraud. In this report fraudsters revealed the motivations for their offences, perceived risks, consequences and the types of opportunities they look to exploit. Key insights: Insurance fraud is often opportunistic and unplanned, undertaken without full awareness of the consequences. Fraudsters often […]

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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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Women’s Work – Evaluation of The Big Difference Project And The Link Work Project

Evaluation of sex workers project/family project. The main aims of the evaluation were to assess the projects against their intended aims and objectives, to assess the effectiveness (strengths and weaknesses) of the projects, to consider how the projects contribute to meeting local and national priorities and to make recommendations for improvement. Women’s Work has used the findings of the evaluation […]

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Accident and Emergency Data Sharing in London: Early Lessons for Policy and Practice

Accident and emergency departments (A&E) can contribute effectively to violence prevention by working with Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) and by sharing, electronically wherever possible, simple anonymised data. This data can be used to enhance the effectiveness of both targeted policing and enforcement activity, contributing local CDRP violence reduction strategies. The ultimate objective in both cases is the reduction […]

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