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


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

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Projects 2015 2019

Activities 2014 2017

  • 3 Invited talk
  • 3 Oral presentation

Opening Remarks to Leeds Salon Debate

Thomas, D. (Speaker)
5 Oct 2015

Activity: Oral presentation

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

Addinall, K. (Speaker), Bills, P. (Speaker), Blunt, L. (Speaker), Richard Leary (Speaker), Xiang Jiang (Speaker)
1 Sep 2015

Activity: Oral presentation