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The Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science Agenda –What we do –Who we are –What research money we have attracted –Our publications and profile –Our international.

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1 The Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science Agenda –What we do –Who we are –What research money we have attracted –Our publications and profile –Our international contacts –Our plans

2 Medical Science and Crime Science

3 What we do Research on the prevention and detection of: –Crime (from child abuse to organised crime) –Disorder –Anti-social behaviour –Terrorism Teaching – Masters course and associated UCL post graduate courses plus various short courses

4 Training Postgraduate courses – 30 students in 2004/05 –MSc in Crime Science –Diploma in Crime Prevention –Certificate in Crime Prevention –Certificate in Crime Detection (new for 2005) Short courses –5-day training for crime analysts –Advanced 1-day courses for analysts in GIS –One-day masterclasses for Senior police officers, and Policy makers

5 JDI Staff Senior staff academic backgrounds Mathematics(2 x BSc) Statistics(1 x BSc) Computer Science(2 x BSc) Artificial intelligence(1x BSc) Psychology(2 x MSc, 2 x PhD) Geography and GIS (1 x BSc and MSc) Urban Planning(1 x PhD) Criminology(1 x PhD) 1 HEFC funded post 8 staff funded through Jill Dando Fund Remainder (13) on short term contracts Includes 5 staff located at a Crime Science laboratory in West Midlands Police

6 MSc student backgrounds Biology Computer Science Geography Accounting Philosophy Law x 4 Psychology x 3 War studies Criminology

7 Research Funding Over £3 million pounds in external research funding since this excludes JD fund, short course income and UCL teaching fees Mainly brought in by 6 senior staff (1 is HEFCE funded) Nearly all expenditure on salaries - not equipment Increasing number of research charities and research council funded grants Large scale EU bids are currently submitted Bids totalling over £2 million currently under consideration or in planning

8 research income by year

9 Source of funds

10 Dissemination RAE census period 2001 – current date –45 peer-reviewed publications (across 20 different journals) –16 book chapters –Crime science book series with 2 edited books 1 authored book –1 special journal edition and one issue of British Journal of Criminology in progress –Over 100 invited conference presentations at international meetings covering Australia, Brazil, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Italy, Spain, Greece, USA, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands and Chile

11 Media coverage PrintedTV and Radio –Economist- BBC TV and radio news –New Scientist- ITN news –Nature online- BBC regional TV and radio –Royal Statistical Society- Radio 5 live –Guardian- BBC 24 news –Daily Mail- Sky News –Mirror- The Commission, Radio 4 –Independent- The Moral Maze –Express - Channel 4 news

12 National Consultancies and Invited Lectures

13 International Scientific Collaboration EPSRC funded Crime Science Network £60k over three years for an International Crime Science Network British Academy funded International Collaborative Network Partners from Netherlands and USA with experts in: –Geography –Statistics –Epidemiology –Computer Science –Mathematics and simulation modelling –Psychology

14 International Scientific Collaboration 10th Annual Workshop on Economic Heterogeneous Interacting Agents –Mathematics and complex systems New Emerging Trends in Applied Mathematics workshop (Firenze and Oxford), funded by the European Commission –Mathematics and physics

15 3 rd National Crime Mapping Conference Sponsors and supporters: Government and Industry - Home Office, ACPO, PITO, Ordnance Survey - All the main GIS companies Speakers - Hazel Blears MP - From Senior Civil Servants to Crime Analysts - UK, USA, Australia, Netherlands, Sweden

16 Visitors to JDI ( ) Academics from: Australia, US, Chile, Norway, Sweden Practitioners/policy makers from: Taiwan, New Zealand, Mexico, Australia, Sweden Policy briefings to Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrats

17 Our Plans Moving to Brook House at end of April – and better connecting with UCL New business plan Strategic relationship with the MPD to include major teaching contract for their 400 analysts ‘Five star’ or equivalent in next RAE

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