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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offense Social Sciences
crime prevention Social Sciences
environmental design Social Sciences
offender Social Sciences
Crime Medicine & Life Sciences
Homicide Medicine & Life Sciences
prisoner Social Sciences
police Social Sciences

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Research Output 2010 2019

A Cautionary Tale For Phonetic Analysis: The Variability of Speech Between and Within Recording Sessions

Ross, S., Earnshaw, K. & Gold, E., Aug 2019, Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019. Calhoun, S., Escudero, P., Tabain, M. & Warren, P. (eds.). Canberra: Australasian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc., p. 3090-3094 5 p.

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

Open Access
systems comparison

A decade developing the delivery of CPTED across Greater Manchester

Monchuk, L., 21 Feb 2019, Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design: Strengthening the Links with Crime Science. Armitage, R. & Ekblom, P. (eds.). 1st ed. London: Routledge, p. 199-215 17 p. (Crime Science Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

crime prevention
planning process
Open Access

Projects 2015 2019

Activities 1990 2019

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

4th Surface Metrology School Workshop

Katie Addinall (Organiser)
2 Sep 20194 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

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