Understanding and preventing ‘cuckoo’ victimisation
- Start date: 1 April 2022
- End date: 31 March 2023
- Funder: N8 Policing Research Partnership
- Value: £26,101
- Primary investigator: Dr Laura Bainbridge
- External co-investigators: Professor Charlie Lloyd (University of York)
This project will investigate ‘cuckooing’ victimisation, the practice of drug dealers taking over the home of a vulnerable person for use as a base of operations.
The project will seek to interview victims and perpetrators to establish how, when and why cuckoo victims are targeted, with the aim of producing a ‘preventing cuckooing’ tactical plan for local delivery groups.