Research and CPD The JDI aims to promote multidisciplinary research in crime and security, drawing expertise from many other university departments with an interest in security and crime reduction. Short courses and CPD We offer a number of short courses designed for police personnel, analysts, information officers, and researchers. Dawes Centre for Future Crime The Dawes Centre will identify emerging crime threats, working with front-line law enforcement to deliver pre-emptive interventions for the benefit of society. Institute for Global City Policing The IGCP came into existence on 1st September 2017, and will be developing its first work plan over the course of 2017/18. UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences With members across the university and industry, we aim to create real world impact in the forensic sciences through our publications and events. Latin America and Caribbean Unit Supporting research on crime and citizen security, and the professional development of policing in the Latin America and Caribbean region Research groups Our teaching is informed by our rigorous, applied research which is organised into six centres of excellence.