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Research on policing and local crime information

Researchers at the Policy Studies Institute ( PSI) have been asked by the Home Office (the government department responsible for policing) to carry out important research examining people's views about how local information on crime, community safety and the criminal justice system can best be made available to the public.

How can we make work reduce poverty?

The Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) scheme was a demonstration project for a new policy to help lone parents and long-term unemployed people improve their labour-market position. As a PSI research project, led by Genevieve Knight (right) has demonstrated, ERA has provided some important policy lessons on how to reduce poverty.

PSI leads new half-million pound smart-grid research project

PSI has been awarded a grant of over £500,000 from the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) to support research into smart grids. Researchers at Brunel University, Cardiff University, University of Exeter and the University of Nottingham are all contributing to this leading-edge project, which brings together some of the UK's leading researchers in energy policy, behavioural psychology, energy-networks engineering, and energy regulation and economics.

Latest evaluation of Flexible New Deal published

New paper compares family care work in Italy and Poland

How BIG funding affects community enterprise overseas

Ethnic minority poverty linked to informal processes as well as wider structures

Clock change good for Northern Ireland

How Northern Ireland would benefit from moving the clocks forward

A new insight into attitudes to food

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