Child sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse remain challenging issues for law enforcement and local authorities in the UK due to the hidden nature of these crimes. Risk assessments tools, which can be similar to questionnaires, enable the categorisation of cases as “low”, “moderate” or “high” risk and...

While emergency medical care has a critical role in assisting casualties after security incidents, there are a number of challenges that the Emergency Medical System (EMS) needs to address. These challenges include: A fragmented chain of actors responding to security-related incidents A lack of communication...

During a major crisis that affects thousands of people in various areas, different organisations need to communicate with each other easily and make decisions quickly in order to save people’s lives. Currently, many civil protection operating systems are decentralised. Information exchange between organisations is limited as...

In this blog, Toby Fenton, Research Analyst at Trilateral Research, analyses the concept of risk and our approach in developing risk assessment methodologies in the project Solebay. Risk is an inherent part of life. We often talk of ‘risky’ behaviour, ‘taking risks’ and being ‘risk adverse’,...

Trilateral Research is one of 18 consortium partners from eight countries that have developed over the past three years a community policing technical solution to strengthen collaboration between the police and the community as part of the EC project INSPEC2T. Community policing (referred to as neighbourhood...

While organised crime and terrorist groups are often at the forefront of technological innovation for planning, executing and concealing their criminal activities, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) often lag behind. LEAs are therefore in need of new policing technologies to identify, understand and counteract new threats...

As defined in the oath of allegiance taken by members of the British Armed Forces upon attestation, the UK military’s defining purpose is to ‘faithfully defend her Majesty, her heirs and successors in person, crown and dignity against all enemies’. Since the 17thCentury, the military has...

At Trilateral Research we think managing risks is critical, both in the development of emerging technologies and in ensuring safety and security. All our projects involve some type of risk management. The use of risk assessment is critical to identifying, understanding and mitigating potential risks thereby...

The world is increasingly turning to open sources, not only for information but also for human rights reporting and uncovering crimes against humanity. While it has become possible for anyone with an internet connection and a smartphone to capture real-time images of extraordinary and unpredictable events...

Human trafficking is a clandestine phenomenon in which its victims often remain unidentified by the justice system and law enforcement. According to the Guardian, Modern slavery, including labour exploitation, sexual exploitation and domestic servitude, is estimated to cost the UK between £3.3bn and £4.3bn, with...

New technologies can enable a better collaboration between communities and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) to prevent and reduce crime. Innovative processes are in place and have been tested to provide early warning and share information with citizens while inviting them to actively collaborate in reporting...

Trilateral Research joins law enforcement agencies, technology and information systems companies and other research institutions from several EU countries in the newly launched, EU-funded COPKIT project, for a game-changing initiative to combat terrorism and organised crime. While organised crime and terrorist (OCT) groups are often at...

Homelessness has become an escalating problem in the UK. According to Shelter 307,000 people are sleeping rough or accommodated in temporary housing across the UK and this number is set to rise. Although staggering, these figures do not illustrate the larger problem, as they do not...

Digital transformation can simplify and make processes more efficient, enabling local authorities and the public sector to assist citizens and those most vulnerable in society better. In the UK Government’s Digital Strategy there is focus on “Digital Government’, encouraging the public sector to improve its service...

Trilateral Research’s integrated approach combines technology and social sciences to deliver sustainable impact. In fact, our interdisciplinary team is made of data scientists, computer scientists, social scientists and ethical and legal experts. We employ co-design methodologies with end users to develop, test and implement state of...

Whilst we can gain great benefits from innovative technologies that are enabling society to generate and process vast amounts of data, regular reports of privacy and customer data breaches remind us of the need to protect users’ security and the serious consequences deriving from losing...

Today Internet Organized Crime and Terrorism (IOCT) is worryingly expanding. Among others, a few examples include: ransomwares, namely malwares restricting access to files and requesting the payment of a ransom in Bitcoin to remove the restriction; theft of virtual currencies; financing of terrorist activities through...

Trilateral Research is developing a proposal for an EU funded project focused on addressing extreme ideologies and polarisation. We are looking to collaborate with key actors (e.g., policy makers, government officials), institutions (e.g., educational institutions, health institutions, faith groups, Law Enforcement Agencies) and organisations (e.g., civil...

The iTRACK project aims at improving protection and safety of humanitarian missions with intelligent sociotechnical solutions supporting aid workers operating in areas of humanitarian disaster with: tracking threat detection navigation logistics coordination In 2017 the project is as timely as when it started; this year we...

Trilateral Research would like to join other partners to write a proposal for the upcoming H2020 EU project addressing the socioeconomic challenge of people displaced by conflict and disasters. Read here for more information. The deadline for submissions is 13 March November 2018, and we would...

The focus of ethical implications within EU projects is not to police and identify consequences, but to push forward and find solutions. IN-PREP is a large innovation action H2020 project in the domain of Crisis Management that focuses on the preparedness phase. The programme seeks to...

How stakeholder engagement makes our communication more effective Through our experience in multi-partner projects and international consortiums, we have come to the conclusion that while stakeholder engagement is critical to ensure that project progress is in line with stakeholders’ needs, it is also crucial for communicating...