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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Tackling Cyber Crime: The Role of Private Security

This Security Research Initiative Report highlights the crucial role that physical security suppliers and corporate security departments play in tackling cyber crime, albeit that this often goes unrecognised. In a survey of both physical security specialists and cyber specialists (supplemented by extensive interviews) 79% thought that physical security was crucial to tackling cyber, but 38% of the sample agreed physical […]

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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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Beyond the Protection of Assets: The Broader Benefits of Security

In both corporate security departments and amongst security suppliers, there has been a very narrow focus on the benefits from services provided; in fact most often that focus has been on security benefits. But there is evidence that a host of other (non-security) benefits are derived from having good security. For the first time ever we will be able to […]

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The Trust-Domains Guide: A Guide to Identifying, Modelling, and Establishing Trust Domains

Trust is a prerequisite for collaborative human action and efficient cooperation. This fact is of particular importance when collaboration is mediated by information technology, where new domains of interaction are constantly created within, between, across, and orthogonal to predefined organisational processes, boundaries, and solutions, leading to challenges for the analysis, design, deployment and assessment of collaborative IT systems. Trust Domains […]

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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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