21st century transnational crime

The changing nature of crime in the 21st century poses a global challenge. While there is a drop in some crime types, violent crime shows a complicated pattern globally. The phenomenal increase in cybercrime is challenging the way we conceptualise and observe crime in the digital era. Areas of emerging political instability and conflict interact with existing criminal networks to present risks not only to personal security, but to basic state functions.

This IGI research theme employs a range of interdisciplinary approaches to help us understand how technological advances and an increasingly interconnected world combine to present new challenges to both developed economies and Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

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Birmingham Brief: Online Crime

Professor Woodhams discusses online manipulation

Cutting-edge solutions

How innovative DNA recovery techniques could help catch sex offenders

Empowering survivors

Reporting Sexual Violence in Kenya

Spotlight on Gender Based Violence

IGI research in East Africa

Led by Professor Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay

The IGI Team also work closely with the University's Centre for Crime, Justice and Policing