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
Homicide Medicine & Life Sciences
Crime Medicine & Life Sciences
prisoner Social Sciences
homicide Social Sciences

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Research Output 2011 2019

A Comparison of Online and Offline Grooming Characteristics: An application of The Victim Roles Model

Ioannou, M., Synnott, J., Reynolds, A. & Pearson, J., Aug 2018, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 85, p. 291-297 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Acute toxicity tests using earthworms to estimate ecological quality of compost and digestate

Pivato, A., Lavagnolo, M. C., Manachini, B., Raga, R., Beggio, G. & Vanin, S., 1 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Material Cycles and Waste Management. 20, 1, p. 552-560 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

toxicity test

A Decade Developing the Delivery of CPTED across Greater Manchester

Monchuk, L., Feb 2018, (Accepted/In press) Rebuilding Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. Armitage, R. & Ekblom, P. (eds.). Routledge, (Crime Science Series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Projects 2015 2019

De-radicalisation: Insights from International Research

Thomas, D.


Project: ResearchEU Government

From Savile to 'sex gangs': What we've learnt

Woodiwiss, J.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Activities 2014 2017

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 3 Oral presentation

Community Reporting Thresholds: Sharing Information with Authorities Concerning Violent Extremist Activity and Involvement in Foreign Conflict - A UK Replication Study

Kris Christmann (Speaker), Paul Thomas (Speaker), Michele Grossman (Speaker), Shamim Miah (Speaker)
15 Sep 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

The Use of Additive Manufacturing for the Presentation of Ballistic Toolmark Evidence in Court

Katie Addinall (Speaker), Paul Bills (Speaker), Liam Blunt (Speaker), Richard Leary (Speaker), Xiang Jiang (Speaker)
1 Sep 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

A 'Tainted Brand'? Britain's Prevent Programme

Paul Thomas (Speaker)
3 Jul 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation