Applied Criminology and Policing Centre

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As a dynamic, highly skilled and multidisciplinary research team, we have expertise in many areas relevant to understanding and responding to crime. Our topics range from designing out crime in housing developments and  reducing alcohol-related violence in town centres, to tackling crime on public and commercial transport and  understanding high crime neighbourhoods. We also research the role of the police in the detection and prevention of crime, the impact of prisons on offenders and their families and the prevention of terrorism, violent extremism and hate crime. We adopt a broad approach in researching these topics that includes a concern with victimisation, offending, perceptions of crime and safety and the presence of crime opportunities particularity how these are influenced by the social, physical and built environment.

Within the Applied Criminology and Policing Centre we strive to ensure our activity is relevant to practice and applicable to ‘real world’ settings as well as being of the highest academic quality. We aim to achieve this by:

  • Conducting academic, practice-relevant and multidisciplinary research on crime and the policy, social and environmental contexts in which it occurs
  • Promoting the transfer of knowledge to practitioners and agencies responsible for reducing crime
  • Developing international links in academia and practice
  • Communicating with academic audiences, practitioners, agencies and policy makers through publications, conference presentations and training
  • Nurturing the next generation of researchers, analysts and problem solvers by supporting a strong PhD student community

Fingerprint The fingerprint is based on mining the text of the scientific documents related to the associated persons. Based on that an index of weighted terms is created, which defines the key subjects of research unit

offense Social Sciences
environmental design Social Sciences
crime prevention Social Sciences
police Social Sciences
homicide Social Sciences
Homicide Medicine & Life Sciences
Police Medicine & Life Sciences
offender Social Sciences

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Research Output 2012 2018

A Decade Developing the Delivery of CPTED across Greater Manchester

Monchuk, L., 31 Dec 2018, Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Armitage, R. & Ekblom, P. (eds.). Routledge, (Crime Science Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
environmental design
crime prevention

Cognitive and Emotional Stressors of Child Homicide Investigations on U.K. and Danish Police Investigators

Roach, J., Sharratt, K., Cartwright, A. & Skou Roer, T., 1 Aug 2018, In : Homicide Studies. 22, 3, p. 296-320 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Research Personnel