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Current projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Reducing the unanticipated crime harms of Covid-19 policies UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) 10 June 2020 9 December 2021
CRITiCaL - Combatting cRiminals In The CLoud Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) / Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 June 2015 31 August 2021
Investigating Unexpected Death: Values and Attitudes in Coronial Autopsies BA / Leverhulme Small Grants 1 April 2019 28 February 2021
Turing Fellow - Professor Wall Alan Turing Institute 1 October 2018 1 October 2020
Turing Fellow - Dr Birks Alan Turing Institute 1 October 2018 1 October 2020
Data Justice in Mexico’s Multiveillant Society: How big data is reshaping the struggle for human rights and political freedoms Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 October 2018 30 September 2020

Past projects

Title Funder Start date End date
Innovation and the application of knowledge for more effective policing HEFCE 1 January 2015 30 April 2020
Policing Children and Families: A Study of the Police Response to Child-to-Parent Violence N8 Policing Research Partnership 1 May 2019 30 April 2020
EMPHASIS - EconoMical, PsycHologicAl and Societal Impact of RanSomware [Ransomware and Cybercrimes of Extortion] Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) / Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 April 2017 31 December 2019
Mobile Solutions to the Mexican Kidnapping Epidemic: Beyond Elite Counter-Measures Towards Citizen-Led Innovation Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 12 August 2018 31 October 2019
Understanding Organised Crime and Terrorist Networks TAKEDOWN European Commission 1 September 2016 1 September 2019
Exploring Agent Computing for Understanding Police Demand Alan Turing Institute 25 February 2019 24 August 2019
Emerging technology and Big Data analytics: Realising the potential of Automatic Number Plate Recognition N8 Policing Research Partnership 1 May 2018 31 July 2019
The Leeds Parks Fund: Developing a model for charitable giving to parks Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and Nesta 1 August 2018 30 June 2019
Tackling Selection Bias in Sentencing Data Analysis National Centre for Research Methods (ESRC) 1 October 2017 31 December 2018
TNOC Transnational Organised Crime in the 21st Century Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 October 2017 1 October 2018
Exploring the impacts of Body Worn Video in Incidents of Domestic Abuse N8 Policing Research Partnership 1 May 2017 1 May 2018
The future prospects of urban parks: The life, times and social order of Victorian public parks as places of social mixing Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 November 2015 31 October 2017
Markets in Policing - ESRC Seminar Series Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC) 1 March 2015 1 October 2017
Tracking people: controversies and challenges Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 October 2016 30 September 2017
Policing Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies N8 PRG Catalyst Fund 1 June 2016 1 August 2017
Policing and Crime Control in the Victorian City 1 August 2014 1 June 2017
Long-term developments in jihadi militant ideology and its transnational impact 1 January 2015 31 December 2016
Identifying and Modelling Victim, Business, Regulatory and Malware Behaviours in a Changing Cyberthreat Landscape 1 September 2013 30 September 2016
Creativity and Effectiveness in the Use of Electronic Monitoring as an Alternative to Imprisonment in EU Member States 1 May 2014 30 April 2016
Special Adviser to the Independent Reviewer of the Terrorism Legislation 1 January 2012 1 December 2015
An Exploratory Knowledge Platform for Policing: Exploiting Knowledge Assets, Utilising Data and Piloting Research Co-production Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC) 1 November 2014 31 October 2015
Pre-charge Bail 1 February 2011 31 December 2014
Taxation and Moral Regulation 1 September 2013 30 September 2014
Assessing the Impact of Circles of Support and Accountability 1 March 2010 30 June 2014
Special Measures in Rape Trials Economic and Social and Humanities Research Council (ESRC) 1 November 2010 31 January 2013
Forensic Identification Frontiers 1 September 2009 31 August 2012
The Third Sector in Criminal Justice 1 October 2010 30 June 2012
International and Comparative Criminal Justice 1 June 2008 31 July 2011
Terrorism and the Law Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 January 2009 31 December 2010
The Impact of Anti-Social Behaviour Interventions on Young People 1 July 2008 30 September 2010
Exploring the Influence of Courtroom Questioning and Pre-Trial Preparation on Eyewitness Accuracy Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 1 June 2009 31 May 2010
The Future of Forensic Bioinformation 1 September 2008 31 December 2009
Governing Through Anti-Social Behaviour 1 October 2007 31 July 2009
Assessing Deviance, Crime and Prevention (CRIMPREV) 1 July 2006 31 July 2009
The Orientation and Integration of Local and National Alcohol Policy 1 April 2007 30 April 2009
Police National Legal Database 1 January 1994 31 December 2004
Towards an understanding of the limits of collective violence during the 2011 English riots 1 March 2014 Ongoing
Security Technologies and the Security Industry in Modern Britain 1 August 2014 ongoing
Dirty Assets: Experiences, reflections, and lessons learnt from a decade of legislation on criminal money laundering and terrorism financing Ongoing