UCL Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science



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
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Dawes Centre for Future Crime

The Dawes Centre researches emerging crime threats, working with front-line law enforcement to deliver pre-emptive interventions for the benefit of society


Centre for Global City Policing

The Centre for Global City Policing (CGCP) conducts research focusing on policing practice and generating 'real life' learning

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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

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JDI 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

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Research groups

Our teaching is informed by our rigorous, applied research which is organised into six centres of excellence

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JDI Research Laboratory

The Jill Dando Institute Research Laboratory (JDIRL) is a state-of-the-art secure computer facility, the first of its kind at a university in Europe

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Project OPERA

Project OPERA is a multi-partner project investigating a new unobtrusive sensing technology

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COVID-19 Special Papers

A series of papers focused on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for police agencies and other organisations with an interest in the topic

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Assessment of the Scale and Nature of Labour Market Non-compliance in the UK

A mixed methods study which maps the breadth and depth of labour market non-compliance and other key labour market abuses experienced by precarious workers in the UK