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Director, Universities' Police Science Institute, Cardiff University

Martin Innes is a Professor in the School of Social Sciences and Director of the Universities’ Police Science Institute at Cardiff University. He is recognised as one of the world’s leading authorities on policing and social control, and is an expert on community policing, police murder investigations, and the police role in counter-terrorism.

Professor Innes is particularly famous for the research studies he has conducted in the following areas: designing the key processes and systems associated with reassurance and neighbourhood policing, the signal crimes perspective, ‘Prevent’ policing, and homicide investigations.

He has been commissioned by and acted as an advisor to a large number of national and international policing organisations. Recently this has included leading the research for Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s national inspection of the policing of anti-social behaviour and advising the Dutch government about ASB strategies.


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    Director, Universities' Police Science Institute, Cardiff University