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.

28 articles found

Public demand for stricter policing method The team of researchers conducted a public survey during the lockdown periods between July and September 2020, finding that the general public wanted lockdown restrictions to be more strictly enforced

30 June 2021 5 min read

New research from the University of Portsmouth highlights a widespread belief amongst the general public that levels of compliance to lockdown restrictions has been very poor and that police should be stricter

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Lifting the lid on how domestic abusers use technology

08 March 2021 3 min read

New research into how domestic abusers are using computers and other digital technology to monitor, threaten and humiliate their victims will help guide future police investigations.

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Walking away from the beat Why Police Officers are voluntarily leaving in large numbers

01 March 2021 3 min read

Home Office data shows the number of police officers voluntarily resigning from the force in England and Wales has more than doubled in the last eight years.

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Unlocking the lessons of Lockdown 3.0 with key questions for Hampshire residents

16 February 2021 2 min read

A new survey has been launched to learn more about how people in Hampshire have handled the latest lockdown laws and rules.

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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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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 Podcast – 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.

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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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