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PhD students add considerably to the cutting-edge policing research carried out across all faculties of the University. Collaborative PhD scholarships offer cost-effective opportunities for organisations to commission bespoke research, if your organisation would benefit please visit or contact  Current on-going and recent projects are underway on a wide-range of topics, including:

  • An international comparative study on the policing of wildlife crime - What can we learn? (Alice Weedy) 
  • RDF funded: Police use of data from the sky: dissecting the human rights implications associated with deploying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in law enforcement in England and Wales. Start Date: 18/01/2021 (Angela Paul) 
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Nascent Visual Biometrics in Police Intelligence and Criminal Evidence – Impacts on Reliability and Fairness. (Luke Chambers) 
  • Police Governance in a Metropolitan Area: An Investigation into Police and Crime Commissioners and the Political and Organisational Dynamics of Police Governance.  (Jack Snell) 
  • Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse Amongst Men Who Have Sex With Men and the Criminal Justice System. (Rachael Giles-Haigh)

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