Crime Bytes: Motivations behind global ransomware attacks.

  Cybercrime is all over the news at the moment: in May, ransomware virus WannaCry affected more than 150 countries, attacked more than 300,000 computers and had major impacts on organisations such as the NHS, FedEx, a Chinese police force and the Russian Interior Ministry. Then in June another virus, dubbed NotPetya, hit a dozen countries, attacked around 2,000 computers […]

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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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Victims’ Needs Assessment in Thames Valley

A wide range of agencies are involved in delivering victim services, in both the public and voluntary sectors, seeking to meet the diverse needs of victims including for those most vulnerable and/or for those who experience the more serious offences. The effects of victimisation are now well documented and can include substantial psychological and physical effects with knock on consequences […]

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IFSEC International 2017

From 20th-22nd June 2017, Perpetuity Research will be at IFSEC International. You can visit us at our stand – B1225 (next to the Security Management theatre) – throughout the 3 days. Our Director, Professor Martin Gill will also be speaking at the event. IFSEC and FIREX International announce keynotes for 2017; Professor Brian Cox OBE, Dame Kelly Holmes and Simon […]

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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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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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