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Theme 2: Digitally enabled policing

Below you will find our most recent research projects from 2019 onwards.


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2.20 Can coercive control behaviour be identified through Machine Learning?

The aim is to investigate whether coercive control behaviours can be identified through automated data analysis techniques.

Police car on Westminster Bridge

2.21 Evaluation of Virtual Reality as an effective learning tool to enhance police training in child protection

The aim is to evaluate the effectiveness of the use of immersive videos related to child protection issues.

Police car on Westminster Bridge

2.22 How can a short, cost effective growth mindset intervention result in sustained improvements in management behaviours?

The aim is to test a short growth mindset intervention, delivered via an app that encourages reflection, to motivate and improve capacity of managers. 


Police car on Westminster Bridge

2.15 Prospecting chatbots as a communication platform to tackle cyber grooming

Investigating the viability of using chatbots as a communication channel for the police to tackle online grooming

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2.14 Citizen Forensics

A multi-disciplinary investigation which encourages citizens to help the police collect and analyse disparate data to improve public safety.


These are our research projects that were conducted from 2014-2018. 


2023 Annual Report

This annual report features a selection of the work undertaken across 2023 which we consider to be highly relevant for the current policing environment.

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