Professor / Director Crime and Security Research Institute, Cardiff University.

Professor Martin Innes is Director of the Crime and Security Research Institute, and Universities’ Police Science Institute at Cardiff University. His research has been highly influential across policy, practitioner and academic communities, both nationally and internationally.

He is author of the books: ‘Signal Crimes’ (2014, OUP) ‘Investigating Murder’ (2003, OUP) and ‘Understanding Social Control (2003, Open University Press), as well as numerous scholarly articles. Between 2004-13 Innes was Editor of the journal ‘Policing and Society’, and he has written for Prospect Magazine, and The Guardian newspaper.

Innes has achieved particular renown for his research and policy development work on: reassurance and Neighbourhood Policing; ‘Prevent’ counter-terrorism; and the conduct of major crime investigations. He has acted in an advisory capacity to policing and security agencies, and governments in the USA, Canada, Australia and Holland.

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Recent Publications

  • Innes, M. 2020. Techniques of disinformation: Constructing and communicating ‘soft facts’ after terrorismBritish Journal of Sociology (10.1111/1468-4446.12735)
  • Innes, M. (2014) Signal Crimes: Social Reactions to Crime, Disorder and Control. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Innes, M., Roberts, C., Preece, A. and Rogers, D. (2016) “Ten Rs of social reaction: Using social media to measure the post-event impacts of the murder of Lee Rigby”, Terrorism and Political Violence.
  • Innes, M., Roberts, C. and Lowe, T. (2017) “A disruptive influence: Prevent-ing problems and countering violent extremism policy in practice”, Law and Society Review, 51/2

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