Secure Societies Institute

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"It is easy to define a way of working as inter-disciplinary; in reality this is often a new label given to the same way of working, with very little difference in the day to day approach of teaching and research. The Secure Societies Institute marks a genuine change in the way that we work. Research staff and students from across the seven Schools work collaboratively to address global security challenges as diverse as terrorism, modern slavery, child sexual abuse and cyber crime. Our research is practitioner-led, ensuring that solutions are directly influenced by the needs of those working to reduce crime and terrorist threats and to build stronger, safer communities. With a membership of almost 100 staff and post-graduate researchers we are able to bring together skills, methodologies and expertise in forensic science, architecture, product design, investigative psychology, digital forensics, policing, law, to name just a few. The Institute is about working more effectively as a University, sharing the knowledge that we already have, but also adding value to produce something exciting, innovative and truly inter-disciplinary.” - Professor Rachel Armitage, Director

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    Research Output

    Built environment attributes and crime: an automated machine learning approach

    Dakin, K., Xie, W., Parkinson, S., Khan, S., Monchuk, L. & Pease, K., 8 Jul 2020, In : Crime Science. 9, 1, 17 p., 12.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Designing a Serious Game to Raise Awareness of Intimate Partner Violence Among Adolescents in the UK: The Use of ‘Good Games’ Principles for Effective Behavioural Change

    Pearson, J., Wu, S., Royston, H., Smailes, H., Robinson, N., Cowell, A. & Jones, A., 28 Jul 2020, Interactivity, Game Creation, Design, Learning, and Innovation : 8th EAI International Conference, ArtsIT 2019, and 4th EAI International Conference, DLI 2019, Aalborg, Denmark, November 6–8, 2019, Proceedings. Brooks, A. & Brooks, E. I. (eds.). 1st ed. Springer Nature Switzerland AG, p. 458-476 19 p. (Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, LNICST; vol. 328 LNICST).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Digital Forensic Investigation of Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

    Montasari, R., Jahankhani, H., Hill, R. & Parkinson, S., 2020, 1st ed. Springer Nature Switzerland AG. 335 p. (Advanced Sciences and Technologies for Security Applications)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Projects


    A theory of lie detection

    Christopher Street (Speaker)

    5 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Humans as lie detectors: Naive or adaptive?

    Christopher Street (Speaker)

    31 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    The Psychological Profile of Serial Killers

    Dara Mojtahedi (Speaker)

    11 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    BBC Radio Leeds Interview about Essex Lorry Deaths

    Dara Mojtahedi


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Pomôže brexit teroristom v Severnom Írsku?

    Shaun McDaid


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment