Trilateral’s Research Analysts Jana Dilger and Cleo Farah attended the 22nd Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (Eurocrim) in Malaga, Spain, from the 21st to 24th September 2022. As part of HEROES, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, Jana Dilger presented a poster covering a case study on County Lines […]
Latest data-driven insights into modern slavery victim demographics and case outcomes in greater Manchester
Public authorities in the England and Wales have a statutory duty to notify the Home Office when they come across potential victims of modern slavery (section 52, Modern Slavery Act 2015). This duty is considered performed when the potential victim is referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM) – a framework for identifying and supporting […]
Contemporary discussions on modern slavery tie in with ethical discourse and normative considerations. Modern slavery has been framed as a ‘moral issue’ (Guetierrez-Huerter, Gold & Trautrims, 2021, p. 12), its policy framework has been called ‘moralistic’ (Broad & Turnbull, 2019, p. 1). But however pivotal such moral dimensions are, a focus on ethics alone does not do justice to all facets of the crime, and sometimes does not offer enough persuasion to act. To improve our knowledge of modern slavery, its victims, and its prevalence, it is of great importance to get a grasp of its precise health, social and economic costs.
You have heard it an endless number of times. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking (MSHT) are complex crimes with far-reaching consequences, on both the individual and societal level. As a stakeholder, you know that the elusive nature of MSHT makes it difficult to collect useful data and that organisations have resource constraints. You have probably […]
When thinking of ways to change what we do, knowing exactly what we are aiming for is key. Your purpose needs to be clear, so that your team is motivated to make improvements towards that business goal, rather than simply streamlining what they already do. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it […]
Ireland provides support for victims of human trafficking through the National Referral Mechanism (NRM). Through this framework, individuals have access to a variety of necessary supports such as accommodation, legal aid and medical services. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) have called for crucial reforms to be […]
The UK’s Digital Policing Strategy prioritises “the power of digital technologies and behaviours to identify the risk of harm and protect the vulnerable in the physical and digital world”. In support of this priority, Trilateral Research is collaborating with Lincolnshire Police to co-design and develop CESIUM, a data analytics and AI platform for safeguarding children who […]
Operationalising Human Security in the Contemporary Operating Environment: Proposing Population Intelligence (POPINT)
Drawing upon primary research funded by the UK Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA), researchers from Trilateral Research explore the use of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) for operationalising human security in the contemporary operating environment. The idea of human security has gained much traction in the international community since its introduction in a 1994 […]
Human Trafficking is not just labour and sexual exploitation. It is not just a crime committed by individuals, but can be done so by states. The issue came to the forefront in late 2021, when, with the helping hand of President Lukashenko, thousands of people from the Middle East gathered at Belarus’ border with Poland […]
A structured path towards behaviour change – How can training sessions help bring a to change people’s behaviour?
We know how to give a good training course. We have expert subject matter knowledge and can speak in an engaging way. It’s enjoyable for the delegates to be involved and they give excellent feedback for an engaging session. But what will they do when they go back to work? At the end of the online session, or when they leave the […]