All impact case studies (crime)

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DNA molecule

Reviewing the DNA Database

Researchers pointed out flaws in the statistical evidence underpinning the DNA retention policy, leading to a revision of the scientific work.

Policeman and crowd

Crowd control without confrontation

Research on crowd policing, showing the benefits of a less confrontational approach, has led to a change in policing strategies in the UK and abroad.

Picking syringe

Reducing drug risk

A collaborative CASE studentship between the University of Plymouth and Plymouth Drug and Alcohol Action Team has influenced new drug-related policy and practice.

Old man smiling

Improving older people's lives

Findings from Professor Thomas Scharf's research into older people and social exclusion has informed a charity campaign and encouraged co-operation between charity and community groups in Manchester and Liverpool.

Gavel

Decision-making in rape trials

Research on biased jury decisions in rape trials informed Home Office legislation review and judicial assessments in New Zealand.

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