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Research projects

Youth perceptions and experiences of knife crime

 This project aims to identify the reason for the rise in youth perpetrated knife crime based on a number of factors. 

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The efficacy of school-based anti-knife crime interventions

Knife crime interventions are an important initiative that aims to increase awareness of the dangers of knife crime. C...

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Families: Social Exclusion and Places of Safety

FSEPS is a programme designed to combat social inclusion in mothers  who live with their children in refuges or other...

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Exploitation: Vulnerabilities and Experiences

This project hopes to increase the general understanding of the underlying perceptions of exploitation in order to det...

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Promoting Evidence-Based Practice in Policing Through the Use of Novel Pedagogies

Evidence suggests that police receptivity to research is low, which can potentially lead to knowledge gaps in core pol...

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Identifying and Sharing Good Practice in Tackling Domestic Abuse in Military Contexts

The research addresses the root causes of vulnerability to DA in military settings, focusing attention on emerging ris...

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Work-Related Pressures for Delivery Drivers in the Digital Age of the “Gig Economy"

The central premise of this project is the question as to whether current manslaughter laws are sufficient when we con...

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Public understanding of controlling or coercive behaviour

Do the majority of the public recognise abusive controlling and coercive behaviours?

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The nature and characteristics of spree killings

Analysing the characteristics of the perpetrators of spree killings to guide public policy and inform investigative pr...

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The impact of Covid-19 on the right to a fair trial

BCU researcher, Sarah Lloyd is investigating the effects of Covid-19 on the justice system, specifically how to mainta...

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The Impact of Lockdown on Domestic Violence Perpetration and Victimisation

Exploring the impacts of Covid-19 on domestic violence perpetration and victimisation are explored, while examining th...

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The Impacts of Police Messaging Services on Public Perceptions and Fear of Crime

This project explores the effectiveness of police community messaging systems, which provide users with local crime up...

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Police Use of Tasers

This research explores police use of Tasers and of force more generally, in order to   to ensure that Tasers are used...

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