Most recent features
Feature | 25 March 2014 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Esrc-funded research carried out by professor loraine gelsthorpe and dr liz hales revealed that a majority of women in custody had been victims of trafficking, smuggling and work under duress.
Feature | 05 February 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
The visualisation and other methods of expression (vome) project developed new methods to raise public awareness about internet security, an issue highlighted with today's celebration of safer internet day.
Feature | 25 July 2012 | Business, General public, Press/media, Schools
The visualisation and other methods of expression project, part of the esrc-supported ensuring privacy and consent programme, has designed a set of design principles to help online service providers respond to the privacy, consent and information nee ...
Feature | 14 February 2012 | Academic, General public, International, Press/media
People in nordic countries have a high level of trust in the police and courts, while people in eastern european countries tend to be the least trusting of justice institutions, according to recent findings from the esrc-supported european social sur ...
Feature | 19 January 2012 | General public, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
Sixty-five per cent of studied rape cases studied were lost at the earliest stage of the justice process, with police decision to take no further action a significant factor. Research shows that police assess a combination of features of the victim a ...
Feature | 29 November 2011 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Were the august riots 'simply criminality' or a symptom of a wider malaise? looking at the key sectors of education, employment and family wellbeing, expert commentators explore whether society actually is 'broken' â€“ and how it can be fixed.
Feature | 19 August 2011 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
A new study from the centre for economic performance suggests that police patrols are a highly effective tool for cutting crime. "our research suggests that if the police are resourced properly, the effects can be powerful," says cep researcher mirko ...
Feature | 15 August 2011 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Academics and the media have traditionally seen street crime as something carried out by career criminals, but researchers at the university of glamorgan suggest that survival is not a motive. Interviewed offenders instead point to reasons such as "e ...
Feature | 24 June 2011 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
Research into prison reform and sentencing shows huge variations in the quality of private prisons, a lack of support regarding interrupted education and training, and the value of care-based interaction between staff and prisoners.
Feature | 26 January 2011 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Can the nation shake off its 'walk-on-by' attitude and actually stop to help?
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 04 July 2014 | General public, International, Press/media
An esrc-funded project has helped strengthen the links between legal processes and war crime victims in bosnia, supporting transparency and legitimacy for the state court of bosnia and herzegovina.
Case Study | 05 June 2014 | General public, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
An esrc-funded project building upon pioneering research into how offenders move away from crime is transforming the practice of offender rehabilitation in the uk and beyond.
Case Study | 15 January 2010 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Researchers pointed out flaws in the statistical evidence underpinning the dna retention policy, leading to a revision of the scientific work.
Case Study | 15 June 2006 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The esrc's children 5-16 research programme has informed debates about child care legislation and amendments to the children act 1989.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 21 October 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
As the nights start to draw in and with the clocks set to change plunging us into darkness by 17. 00, observant neighbours are a greater deterrent to would-be burglars than expensive alarm systems or security patrols, according to a study funded by t ...
Press Release | 06 August 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
The economic and social research council (esrc) and the college of policing have taken the first step in establishing stronger links with universities across the country as part of a three-year programme of work to build more evidence around what rea ...
Press Release | 13 December 2012 | Academic, Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
The government and police efforts to tackle financial crime - from business fraud to tax evasion - are hampered by a lack of accurate data about the nature and extent of offending, according to new research.
Press Release | 18 May 2011 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
As public sector prisons move towards the thin staffing level model of profit-making institutions, with their high turnover of personnel who are less connected to their occupation, a study funded by the esrc warns of a potentially detrimental impact ...
Press Release | 01 September 2010 | Press/media
New research from the institute for criminal policy research at king's college, london, examines whether the police and the youth justice system treat young people from different ethnic groups in different ways.
Press Release | 09 March 2010 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
What contributes to people's fear of crime in cities? how much do litter, graffiti, broken street lighting and dilapidated buildings play a role? or do people's social and cultural knowledge play a stronger role in shaping people's fears?
Press Release | 13 January 2010 | Press/media
Following recent media reports of racial strife and gangs in high security prisons in the uk, a new study funded by the economic and social research council (esrc) paints a more encouraging - if sometimes contradictory - picture of multicultural pris ...
Press Release | 21 December 2009 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
The police service faces a host of new challenges but also opportunities in the wake of the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorism attacks and the global economic downturn.
Most recent grants
Dr Matthew Millings | Criminology | 05 March 2014
In 2013 the ministry of justice announced plans to implement a policy that will see approximately 70 per cent of the work carried out by the public probation service being outsourced to other providers. The first stage in the process involves the cre ...
Professor Martin Innes | Sociology | 15 February 2014
The research will analyse social reactions to the murder of drummer lee rigby in woolwich on 22 may 2013 using social media data collected from twitter, blogs and other sources. such data uniquely enable the tracking of the evolution of public ...
Professor Mark Birkin | Management & Business Studies | 14 February 2014
The project will work in collaboration with ucl to establish a consumer data research centre (cdrc) for the provision of new forms of ‘big data’ which are emerging in consumer markets. Big data are continually changing (eg traffic sensors ...
Professor Helen Stalford | 04 February 2014
This seminar series provides a unique platform for critical discussion and interdisciplinary exchange relating to the role of the european institutions - notably the european union and the council of europe - in shaping children’s rights. It re ...
Professor Per-Olof Wikstrom | Criminology | 16 January 2014
The overall aim of this reseach is to produce a comprehensive study and analysis of the link between social disadvantage and crime in adolescence and young adulthood. In this research we aim to apply and further develop new theory and innovative meth ...
Dr David Jones | 13 January 2014
This seminar series is designed to promote thought and new perspectives on the difficulties posed by people who have major problems in their lives and their relationships - who are sometimes given the diagnosis of 'personality disorder'. At their mos ...
Ms Melanie Bethan Elaine Griffiths | Political Sociology | 31 December 2013
The right to respect for a family life under the european convention on human rights has come under fierce political criticism in recent years. The growing suspicion that it allows undesirable non-citizens to undermine the state's ability to deport h ...
Dr Ella Cockbain | Criminology | 30 December 2013
Labour trafficking is a recognised priority in the home office’s counter-organised crime strategy and research agendum. Yet, even labour trafficking’s basic characteristics remain poorly-understood. This project is designed to improve und ...
Dr Gail Gilchrist | 01 December 2013
Intimate partner violence (ipv) is a global problem, impacting the physical and mental health of victims, perpetrators and their children alike. In substance misuse treatment, one in six males have perpetrated ipv and one in four females are ipv vict ...
Professor Adrian Beck | Sociology | 01 December 2013
Technological innovation in retailing is evolving at a pace including developments in online shopping and the roll out of customer ‘self-scan’ checkouts across many stores. While these developments are designed to help expand markets and ...
Most recent outputs
Laura Siobhan Caulfield | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Key findings esj0217841
Richard Sparks | 30 September 2014 | Criminal Law & Criminology | End of Grant Report
Key findings esj0216791
Cheryl Thomas | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Key findings - res-189-25-0315
Paul Heywood | 30 September 2014 | Political Science | End of Grant Report
Key findings - res-000-22-4407
Monica Whitty | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Impact report - esj0108631
Claire Alexander | 30 September 2014 | End of Grant Report
Impact report - esi0322742
Abdelwahab El-Affendi | 02 May 2014 | Political Science | Impact Report
This is the impact report submitted in line with the requirements of the grant
Clive Emsley | 02 May 2014 | Economic & Social History | Impact Report
Face to face meetings to provide debriefings to members of acpo ia in relation to the project's research findings and written recommendations to provide assistance in the development of ongoing international policing policy, strategy and direction fr ...
Graham Farrell | 02 May 2014 | Criminal Law & Criminology | Dissemination / Communication
Presentation at the international symposium on environmental criminology and crime analysis (philadelphia, usa, 17th june 2013).
Andromachi Tseloni | 02 May 2014 | Criminal Law & Criminology | Dissemination / Communication
Interview provided for the magazine securitynewsdesk on the topic ‘burglary security devices’, 22 may 2013.