Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

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Read the latest news from the University, from student success stories and alumni achievements to research breakthroughs across our 5 faculties.

41 articles found

Research highlights importance of training police to recognise coercive control and domestic abuse

22 January 2021 6 min read

Research finds that police training to raise awareness of the complex nature of domestic abuse has had a positive effect on the number of arrests for controlling or coercive behaviour

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New study shows public thinks they are sticking to lockdown rules but others aren't

20 January 2021 6 min read

The public’s belief on how well people are sticking to lockdown rules differs greatly when asked to compare their own actions with those of others

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Pangolins: Helping to protect the most illegally trafficked mammals in the world

14 January 2021 1 min read

As pangolins hit the headlines again, a team of scientists and experienced investigators from the University of Portsmouth have joined the battle to stop the pangolin becoming extinct.

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Police investigators of online child abuse at risk of mental harm

10 December 2020 3 min read

Police who investigate online crimes against children, and protect wider society from seeing images of violence against young people, are themselves at risk of moral injury and other psychological harms.

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Lack of time, training, and understanding - Barriers to police investigations into widespread financial crime unveiled

26 November 2020 3 min read

A majority of police detectives in England and Wales investigating financial crime do not have sufficient knowledge to build a successful case.


Missing in lockdown – new report reveals the vulnerable are more at risk

17 November 2020 3 min read

The number of people who went missing during the first national lockdown in England fell by over a third, compared to data from the previous year. However, a new report out today shows that those who did go missing were deemed more vulnerable and at higher risk.


Meet, Marry, Murder – Portsmouth academic delivers insight into shocking crimes

12 November 2020 2 min read

“Meet Marry Murder” is a new TV series starting this week on Crime+Investigation – exploring some of these devastating crimes with the help of Dr Brian Frederick, a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Policing at the University of Portsmouth.

Dr Brian Frederick

Distance no barrier: Portsmouth academic advises on policing in the ‘Kingdom in the sky’

25 September 2020 3 min read

Senior officials in Lesotho Mounted Police Service (LMPS) have approached the University to explore ways in which the two institutions could collaborate on training and research.

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The first of hundreds of new degree level police officers for Hampshire receive their warrant cards The two new programmes mark a new way of training recruits

21 September 2020 5 min read

The Police Education Consortium expects to begin two new courses in collaboration with University of Portsmouth, which aims to deliver hundreds of new police officers to Hampshire

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