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Our Research

Research Projects

The International Centre for Policing and Security has had a vibrant research community since its inception and has a number of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) research students engaged in research on various topics involving policing and security.

In addition, Centre staff conduct research projects for various sponsors, including police organisations, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and those involved with community safety.

Research Interests:

Brian Blakemore - Evaluation of policing activities, strategies, campaigns, working practices and recruitment; the role of higher education in the development of a professional police service; policing cyber terror and extremism, and environmental economics (i.e. the monetary valuation of activities or situations when there is no market mechanism to reveal a valuation).

Gareth Cuerden - Reporting hate crime and removing the barriers to hate crime reporting.

Dr Joana de Deus Pereira - The role of private security providers in the management of the "so called” migration crisis; its impact for the European Agenda for Migration and how do private security actors and defence industry shape the European migration management policy inside and outside the EU borders.

Mike Edwards - Understanding the degree of complementarity of specialist cyber services for commercial and public sector organisations in the southern area of Wales; counterterrorism, particularly cyberterrorism and terrorists’ use of the internet with a focus on cyber-psychology; the use of virtual and augmented reality in hostile environment training; analysis of language used by extremists groups in the online space and observable behaviour changes (online) which affect real-world behaviour and may constitute signals of radicalisation.

Dr James Gravelle - Tasking Demand Management Units (TDMU’S); community intelligence and the use of volunteers.

Sharan Johnstone - Security of personal data and the risks and vulnerabilities within the Internet of Things.

Prof. Christian Kaunert - Policing, criminal justice, terrorism and counter-terrorism; European security; EU justice and home affairs; EU’s area of freedom, security and justice; EU politics and European foreign policy; International Relations Theory and international and supranational organisations, and asylum, migration and borders.

Clive Perry - Community safety and staff development.

Prof. Colin Rogers - Community safety and a comparative study in the UK and Nigeria; application of domestic abuse policy by police officers in wales; the impact of the increasing use of police technology on the relationship between police and community; policing and mental health; hate crime reporting in Wales and the critical evaluation of police leadership styles in the 21st century.

Allison Turner - The impact of the new policing degree upon police culture.

Daniel Welch (PhD Candidate) - Victim satisfaction and domestic abuse in Wales.

Ori Werman (PhD Candidate) - Security and Securitization in Israel, the Arab Israeli conflict, security studies, counter terrorism, securitization theory, Israeli politics and international politics.

Current Research Being Undertaken by Staff at the International Centre for Policing & Security

2020

Gareth Cuerden - 'Identifying the ‘Tipping Point’ to Reporting Hate Crime and Removing Barriers to Hate Crime Reporting in Wales: A Victim Led Approach'.

Prof. Christian Kaunert - ‘Terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and Countering Radicalisation in Europe’, Horizon 2020 Programme, European Commission: MindB4Act (Belgian Coordinator; Consortium Lead Elcano, Spain). Grant from: 1 May 2018 - 31 January 2021.

Prof. Christian Kaunert - ‘Explaining EU Action in Counter-Terrorism’, Jean Monnet Chair, Institute for European Studies, VUB: Lifelong Learning Programme. Grant from 1 September 2017 - 30 September 2020.

Prof. Christian Kaunert - ‘Virtually Excellent: Opening Europe to the World through Innovative Education’, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, Institute for European Studies, VUB: Lifelong Learning Programme. Grant from 1 September 2017 - 30 September 2020.

Helen Martin - 'Immigrants and Their Perceptions and Expectations of the United Kingdom (UK) Police'.

Helen Martin - 'Student Safety and Security'.

Roger Phillips - 'Police Pursuits'.

Prof. Colin Rogers - 'Amalgamation/Regionalisation of Police Forces'.

Prof. Colin Rogers - 'Community Policing in South Wales'.

Prof. Colin Rogers - 'Contacting the Police: 999 and the Rise of Information Technology (IT) as a Conduit of Information'.

Prof. Colin Rogers - 'Police Command and Control Structures'.

Prof. Colin Rogers - 'Police Education'.

Prof. Colin Rogers - 'Smart City Policing'.

Prof. Colin Rogers - 'The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)'.

Prof. Colin Rogers - 'The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)'.

Prof. Colin Rogers - 'The Rise of Information Technology (IT) and its Impact Upon Policing'.

Prof. Colin Rogers - 'The Role of Unsworn Staff in the Police Service'.

Allison Turner - 'Role Play and Police Learning and Development'.

Danied Welch (PhD Candidate) - 'A Critical Evaluation of Police Policy Implementation and Victim Satisfaction of Domestic Abuse in Wales'.

Ori Werman (PhD Candidate) - 'Security and Securitization in Israel'.

Current Research Being Undertaken by PhD Research Students at the Centre

Gareth Cuerden - 'Identifying the ‘Tipping Point’ to Reporting Hate Crime and Removing Barriers to Hate Crime Reporting in Wales: A Victim Led Approach'.

Sarah Greening - 'Assess the Role of Police Community Support Officers (PCSO’s) Within Current International Methods of Community Policing'.

Nick McLain - 'The Relationship Between Policing Activity and Public Confidence in the Police: A Case Study of Gwent Police'.

Daniel Welch - 'A Critical Evaluation of Police Policy Implementation and Victim Satisfaction of Domestic Abuse in Wales'.

Ori Werman - 'Security and Securitization in Israel'.

Previous Research Successfully Completed by PhD Research Students at the Centre

Dr James Gravelle - (2012) Rationalising Crime Calls: A study of Police and Customer Interaction, Pontypridd: University of Glamorgan (now University of South Wales).

Dr Garry Thomas - (2015) A Critical Analysis of the Use of Community Intelligence in Local Neighbourhood Policing in South Wales, Pontypridd: University of South Wales.

Dr Amanda Milliner - (2016) Marginalised Groups and Police Interaction, Pontypridd: University of South Wales.

Dr Louise Skilling - (2018) Preventing Crime in Communities: A Critical Analysis of Community Safety in a Lower Income Neighbourhood in Nairobi, Kenya, Pontypridd: University of South Wales.