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Career - Criminology / Forensics - 16.07.2024
Lone children seeking UK asylum at increased risk of exploitation in Home Office hotels
Lone children seeking UK asylum at increased risk of exploitation in Home Office hotels
Housing lone children in Home Office child hotels, as occurred between 2021 and January 2024, increased the risks of trafficking and exploitation, according to a new report by UCL researchers working with ECPAT UK.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 13.06.2024
Analysis: A border security expert explains why 'smashing the gangs' is so difficult
Analysis: A border security expert explains why ’smashing the gangs’ is so difficult

Criminology / Forensics - 16.05.2024
Views of victim-survivors of rape and sexual assault on sentencing in Scotland
Victim-survivors of rape and sexual assault feel perpetrators' rights and interests supersede their own at sentencing, according to new research led by the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR).

Criminology / Forensics - Law - 01.05.2024
Rap music is being used as evidence to convict children of serious crimes
New research from The University of Manchester has found that children are being swept up in murder and attempted murder cases - and being tried in adult courts - partly due to rap music culture being used as evidence against them. Rap lyrics and videos are regularly used as prosecution evidence in youth violence criminal cases in England and Wales.

Criminology / Forensics - 23.04.2024
Department of Criminology celebrates exceptional Teaching Assistants for their outstanding contributions

Criminology / Forensics - Innovation - 22.03.2024
Celebrating three decades of quantitative criminology at Manchester

Criminology / Forensics - Innovation - 22.03.2024
Fraud in the age of cryptocurrency: protecting your digital wealth
Fraud in the age of cryptocurrency: protecting your digital wealth

Criminology / Forensics - 15.03.2024
The University of Warwick’s report on rape prosecution welcomed by the Crown Prosecution Service
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has welcomed a report by the University of Warwick into the handling of rape and serious sexual offence (RASSO) cases. An independent academic team led by Professor Vanessa Munro from the University of Warwick evaluated the design and impact of activities piloted under Operation Soteria - the work to overhaul the prosecution and handling of RASSO cases.

Criminology / Forensics - 08.03.2024
Analysis: Flight MH370 is still missing after ten years - forensic experts explain what we know
Analysis: Flight MH370 is still missing after ten years - forensic experts explain what we know
Ten years on from the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Professor Ruth Morgan (UCL Security & Crime Science) and colleagues from Queen's University Belfast & Keele University unpick the main theories of why it hasn't been found.

Criminology / Forensics - Health - 07.03.2024
Drink spiking and staying safe on nights out
Drink spiking and staying safe on nights out

Criminology / Forensics - 29.02.2024
Majority of women experience abuse while running
A project to learn about women's experiences of abuse whilst out running has found that more than two-thirds of them have been abused in some way. The study, by Dr Caroline Miles and Professor Rose Broad from The University of Manchester, found women surveyed in Greater Manchester and Merseyside suffered from threats, verbal abuse, being flashed at, physical and sexual assaults, and having objects thrown at them while out running.

Criminology / Forensics - 15.02.2024
New tool to help police improve rape investigations
A new tool for police forces to improve rape investigations has been created by University of Glasgow academics as part of the UK Home Office funded Operation Soteria.

Criminology / Forensics - 12.02.2024
Phone snatching: How to avoid it
Phone snatching: How to avoid it
Moped and bike enabled crime occurs in all areas of London and unfortunately, 'phone-snatching' is common in Bloomsbury.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 05.02.2024
University of Glasgow report finds that four people die in custody every week in Scotland
A new report led by the University of Glasgow has revealed 244 people have died while detained in custody or under the control of the state in a one-year period in Scotland - an average of four every week.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 15.12.2023
Study exposes oppression of mothers in Brazil’s family courts
Thirteen Brazilian mothers who say they are victims of domestic violence have told researchers of their harrowing experiences inside that country's family court system.

Criminology / Forensics - Innovation - 14.12.2023
Experts gather at Cardiff's inaugural security, crime, and intelligence conference
Experts gather at Cardiff’s inaugural security, crime, and intelligence conference

Law - Criminology / Forensics - 22.11.2023
Prison campaigner visits University to inspire future generations
Prison campaigner visits University to inspire future generations

Criminology / Forensics - 10.11.2023
Department of Criminology organises event to celebrate thirty years of quantitative criminology at Manchester

Politics - Criminology / Forensics - 19.09.2023
Commentary: Albania -how one of the most corrupt countries in Europe is tackling crime

Criminology / Forensics - 12.09.2023
Winners of the UK Data Service Dissertation Award 2023

Criminology / Forensics - 07.09.2023
Higher education institutions vulnerable to money laundering
A "significant minority" of higher education institutions are failing to provide staff and students with guidance on money laundering risks, research from Cardiff University and the University of the West of England (UWE) has found.

Criminology / Forensics - 04.09.2023
Majority Report: we will all commit crimes under the right circumstances
All human beings are biologically predetermined to commit crimes under the right circumstances - according to a new theory in bio-social criminology.

Criminology / Forensics - 01.08.2023
BA Criminology student receives UK Data Service Dissertation Award

Criminology / Forensics - 23.06.2023
Cyber incident update
Further to our previous communications on the cyber attack, we now understand some more about the data that has been accessed by a criminal entity.

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 19.06.2023
International domestic violence 'Talanoa' brings specialists together from Melanesia
International domestic violence ’Talanoa’ brings specialists together from Melanesia

Law - Criminology / Forensics - 24.05.2023
Peace in Sudan depends on justice for the Darfur genocide
Written by Professor Mukesh Kapila CBE I asked the pilot to deviate from our approved flight path and go low over Darfur.

Innovation - Criminology / Forensics - 12.05.2023
Security, Crime, and Intelligence Innovation Institute officially launched

Social Sciences - Criminology / Forensics - 09.05.2023
US gun violence: half of people from Chicago witness a shooting by age 40
Study following Chicagoans over a 25-year period suggests over half of the city's Black and Hispanic population, and a quarter of its White population, have seen a shooting by age 40. A substantial portion of Chicago's population could be living with trauma as a result of witnessing shootings and homicides Charles Lanfear A study tracking the lives of Chicagoans from childhood and adolescence in the 1990s to the start of middle age has found that 56% of Black and Hispanic residents from across the city witnessed at least one shooting by the time they turned forty.

Criminology / Forensics - 25.04.2023
Department of Criminology recognises Jessica Williamson and Oliver Hulmes as ’TAs of the Year’

Criminology / Forensics - 04.04.2023
Post Office scandal among miscarriages of justice explored by podcast series

Criminology / Forensics - 20.03.2023
Opinion: Illegal immigration - Cracking down on smuggling makes gangs more organised and costs lives
Opinion: Illegal immigration - Cracking down on smuggling makes gangs more organised and costs lives

Criminology / Forensics - 17.03.2023
Be on the alert for 'money mule' scams
Be on the alert for ’money mule’ scams
Students are increasingly being targeted by criminal groups to act as 'money mules' to cover up illegal activity.

Criminology / Forensics - 07.03.2023
Designing parks to help women feel safe
Designing parks to help women feel safe
A unique piece of audio artwork designed to encourage people into skateboarding has been created by a University of Leeds researcher. On International Women's Day (IWD) Dr Dani Abulhawa, Lecturer in Contemporary Applied Performance at the University's School of Performance and Cultural Industries , has created the artwork to help inspire women and girls into the often male-dominated skating scene, and to help confident skateboarders be effective "allies" for new skaters.

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 02.03.2023
Spotlight on... Sophie Bimson
Spotlight on... Sophie Bimson

Criminology / Forensics - 21.02.2023
Juries convict defendants for rape more often than acquit
Once a rape case reaches court, juries in England and Wales are more likely to convict than acquit a defendant, and this has been the case for at least 15 years, according to a large-scale analysis of all jury verdicts by UCL's Professor Cheryl Thomas. The paper also found that the jury conviction rate for rape is increasing alongside an increase in jury verdicts in rape cases.

Media - Criminology / Forensics - 08.02.2023
West ill-prepared to deal with evolving cyber threats, report concludes

Law - Criminology / Forensics - 17.01.2023
Change the law to make sexual activity by deception illegal, say experts
Change the law to make sexual activity by deception illegal, say experts
The law must be toughened up to make intentionally deceiving a person into engaging in sexual activity a crime, according to a new report published today.

Criminology / Forensics - 05.12.2022
Staying safe on nights out
Staying safe on nights out
UCL is very concerned about reports of spiking of drinks and by injection across the UK. Find out what UCL and Students' Union UCL are doing to help you stay safe when you're on a night out, and what support is available to you.

Criminology / Forensics - 22.11.2022
Government ’misleading public’ about modern slavery, new research claims
Experts from The University of Manchester have claimed that the Government is misleading the public by claiming that modern slavery can be eradicated by toughening up border controls and extending sentence lengths for offenders.

Criminology / Forensics - 14.11.2022
Anti-Bullying Week 2022
Anti-Bullying Week 2022

Criminology / Forensics - 13.10.2022
Phone snatching: How to avoid it
Phone snatching: How to avoid it
Moped and bike enabled crime occurs in all areas of London. Unfortunately, Bloomsbury remains an attractive area for thieves and we have seen a rise in these offences since lockdown.

Criminology / Forensics - 05.10.2022
Areas of the UK where more people voted remain saw smaller increases in hate crime following historic Brexit vote
Parts of the UK that were against Brexit experienced less of a spike in hate crimes after the vote compared to leave areas, research from Cardiff University shows. The paper, published in The British Journal of Criminology , provides the first Brexit-related race and religious hate crime comparison between England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Criminology / Forensics - Social Sciences - 28.07.2022
Opinion: Why are strip-searches not a matter of public debate in the UK?
Opinion: Why are strip-searches not a matter of public debate in the UK?
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Matteo Tiratelli (IOE, UCL's Faculty of Education and Society) asks why, after several charges of misconduct against the police following strip searches, why isn't the practice itself receiving more public scrutiny?

Criminology / Forensics - 15.03.2022
Autistic defendants are being failed by the criminal justice system

Criminology / Forensics - Law - 07.03.2022
Opinion: Why we need a new Nuremberg trial to make Putin pay
Opinion: Why we need a new Nuremberg trial to make Putin pay

Criminology / Forensics - 28.02.2022
Opinion: A bunch of thugs so vicious they filmed themselves setting fire to a Syrian army deserter
Opinion: A bunch of thugs so vicious they filmed themselves setting fire to a Syrian army deserter

Criminology / Forensics - Law - 28.02.2022
Opinion: Putin's use of military force is a crime of aggression
Opinion: Putin’s use of military force is a crime of aggression

Criminology / Forensics - 21.02.2022
New research highlights how to more accurately capture data on crime using surveys

Politics - Criminology / Forensics - 15.01.2022
Opinion: Why we always get the wrong political leaders - and how to get the right ones
Opinion: Why we always get the wrong political leaders - and how to get the right ones

Criminology / Forensics - 17.12.2021
Manchester criminologists to lead new research on policing modern slavery