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Centre for Operational Police Research

Research with policy and practice implications for policing

COPR is an interdisciplinary centre uniting researchers from across the University. The Centre has built a police force network across England and Wales. We offer a new approach to policing research, with expertise in areas such as organisational and individual behaviour, digital forensics, cyber security, investigative interviews, immigration, ethical challenges of policing technology, as well as legal regulations of criminal investigations, police custody and suspects' rights.

About Us

COPR involves researchers from departments across the University. Find out who we are and how we deliver research with policy and practice implications for policing.

Our Research

We work with a range of key stakeholders and across jurisdictions. Find out more about our research projects.

News and Events

Professor Mark Williams features on BBC's "Forensics: The Real CSI"

Watch COPR member Professor Mark Williams discuss and demonstrate the scanning technology his team uses to support the work of West Midlands Police in collecting evidence for investigations on BBC Two’s Forensics: The Real CSI.