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Visualise the latest research with Infographics

Here you can find over 100 infographics, many professional but dozens of them created by myself, to help you quickly digest complex issues and share the findings in an easy visual source with colleagues or students. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box below.

I’m sorry Sir, it’s against the law

There are plenty of arcane, not to say bizarre laws in the UK. However, as usual, our US cousins outdo us in the strange and wacky department. There are American states where you can’t use public transport for four hours after eating garlic, where men with moustaches can’t kiss women and where the value of Pi is not 3.14, but 4…

Transforming Rehabilitation by the numbers

Transforming Rehabilitation is the Ministry of Justice’s initiative to outsource the probation service. The graphic below provides a brief overview of the size of the project. The new reoffending contracts will be worth a total of £450m per year…

The real cost of the war on drugs

In 2011, fewer than half of all violent crimes in the USA found any resolution. An alarming 59% of rape cases and 36.2% of murders in the United States are never solved. Why are so many violent criminals walking free? Professor Alex Kreit suggests that U.S. police forces should stop focusing so much of their resources on enforcing drug laws…

Raising awareness of Learning Disability Hate Crime

My Life My Choice is a self-advocacy organisation run by and for people with learning difficulties in Oxfordshire.
They have published this great infographic to raise public awareness of just how common learning disability hate crime is. You can follow them on Twitter on @mylifemychoice1

How burglars use social media

Criminals and law enforcement officials are early adopters of new technologies and social media in particular in their battle to outwit each other. There are plenty of ways in which burglars in particular can develop their lean systems to target and gather intelligence on potential victims and minimise the risks of getting caught. Twitter, Facebook and Foursquare are particularly straightforward ways of finding out if someone is away on holiday or business. Google StreetView makes advance reconnaissance a piece of cake. The infographic below summarises some of the main techniques in current use…

A detailed look at police use of Twitter

A detailed look at police use of Twitter.
A great infographic from BrightPlanet harvesting information from the recent 1st Global Police Tweetathon which used the #poltwt hashtag.

The reality of the Mexican Drugs War

A bitterly violent war against Mexican Drug Cartels wages on across the U.S. border. Tens of thousands are being murdered, and over a million are

Solving crime with social media

I have posted regularly about the ways in which the police are increasingly using social media, not just to engage with local communities but to

Drug Treatment in 2012

It’s nice to celebrate good news sometimes. The National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse published their annual figures this week. The headlines make good reading:

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