Our Research

Our vision is to deliver excellence in applied research for policing and security. Our approach blends evidence-based research, policy and practice with the development of tangible solutions that have a real-world impact on the security domain.


Information and Communications Technology in Support of Migration
Akhgar, B., Hough, K. L., Abdel-Samad, Y., Bayerl, P. S., & Karakostas, A. (Eds.)
Information Security Technologies for Controlling Pandemics
Jahankhani, H., Kendzierskyj, S., & Akhgar, B. (Eds.)
Technology Development for Security Practitioners
Akhgar, B., Kavallieros, D., & Sdongos, E. (Eds.)
Dark Web Investigation
Akhgar, B., Gercke, M., Vrochidis, S., & Gibson, H. (Eds.)
Springer Nature

Journal Articles

Conference Articles

Book Chapters

  • Bayerl, P. S., Bates, L. and Akhgar, B. (). Securing the smart city: patterns of public acceptance for integrated technological solutions. In: 2023 IEEE International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2). IEEE.
  • Ezzeddine, Y., Bayerl, P. S. and Gibson, H. (). Citizen Perspectives on Necessary Safeguards to the Use of AI by Law Enforcement Agencies. In: Proceedings from CSCE 2022. Transactions on Computational Science & Computational Intelligence . Springer Nature.
  • Huber, F., Abdel-Samad, Y., Spathi, T., Hough, K. L., Caforio, A., Munteanu, C., Karimi, M., Eckhardt-Rodriguez. A., Kantor, E., Fiadzo, C., Wanner, L., Moudatsou, M. & Dimopoulou, E. (). Shaping ICT Policies for Integrative and Inclusive Digital Services. In: Information and Communications Technology in Support of Migration. (pp. 367-380). Springer, Cham.
  • Kuneva, L., Ilcheva, M., Hough, K. L., Bayerl, P. S., & Pannocchia, D. (). Migration Knowledge Production: Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement. In: Information and Communications Technology in Support of Migration. (pp. 71-92). Springer, Cham.
  • Budy, F. C., Hough, K. L., & Abdel-Samad, Y. (). ICT Enabled Public Services for Migration (MIICT): how co-creative practices advanced migrants’ integration in the EU. In: Co-creation in Migration Studies: The Use of Co-creative Methods to Study Migrant Integration Across European Societies. 169.
  • Horton, K. E., Jacobs, G., Bayerl, P. S., & Suojanen, I. (). Towards Sustainable Solutions in International Security Management—An Introduction. In: International Security Management. (pp. 1-9). Springer, Cham.
  • Sampson, F. (). Data Privacy and Security: Some Legal and Ethical Challenges. In: Information Security Technologies for Controlling Pandemics. (pp. 109-134). Springer, Cham.
  • Day, T., Dennis, K., & Gibson, H. (). TENSOR: A Solution to Dark Web Investigations. In: Dark Web Investigation. (pp. 119-135). Springer, Cham.