Deutsche Hochschule der Polizei (DPHOL) - Germany
German Police University (DHPOL) is graduate tertiary education institution for senior police in the German Federal and Länder law enforcement. DHPOL offers an accredited 2 year M.A. course in ‘Public Administration - Police Management’. German police officers complete their studies at DHPOL before they can enter positions in the country’s top police service. Five years ago, the university has been accredited by the German Council of Science and Humanities.

Polizei Berlin (PB) - Germany
The Berlin Police has approximately 21,500 staff members at present; working as uniformed police, detective police, industrial police and in the administration. The Berlin Police Criminal Investigation Department (BCID) is one of four pillars; in addition to that there exist the Special Police Service Command, the Central Service Division and six local Police Divisions. The BCID is the central office for crime fighting. It designs the guidelines for crime fighting and prevention.

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) - Germany
The Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU) is the third largest university in Germany. It is represented by the University Hospital Münster (UKM) and the research group Cognition & Gender. The research group (Head: Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Bettina Pfleiderer) belongs to the Department of Clinical Radiology and is specialized in analysing gender aspects in research design and analyses and works in a multidisciplinary manner.

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) - France
The French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) is the largest governmental research organization in France. It employs more than 11,000 tenured research scientists across all disciplines, who work in research units mostly in France, with close ties to local universities. CNRS also maintains research centers on the five continents.

Centre de Recherche de l’Ecole des Officiers de la Gendarmerie Nationale (CREOGN) - France
Under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Interior, the French gendarmerie is one of the two national police forces dedicated to prevention, law enforcement, public order and crisis management. It is also a branch of the French army. 100 000 strong, it is deeply rooted in the country, mainland and overseas, because of its dissemination and its history. For 20 years the French gendarmerie with partners has developed trainings to fight domestic violence in order to improve skills of gendarmes to address this social harm.

Vienna Centre for Societal Security (VICESSE) - Austria
Vienna Centre for Societal Security (VICESSE) is focusing on the analysis of security issues in a broader societal context. VICESSE operates at the interface between science, technology, law and policy. VICESSE strives to integrate different analytical perspectives providing the basis for rigorous empirical and theoretical academic studies alike. The VICESSE mission is to link security solutions to the everyday world of citizens and giving them a critical voice in security research.

Bundesministerium für Inneres (BMI) - Austria
The Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior (Bundesministerium für Inneres, BMI) is responsible for safeguarding the internal security of Austria. It covers a broad range of tasks e. g. all police issues, the criminal intelligence service , the agency for state protection and counter terrorism, disaster management, asylum and residence policies, administrative coordination of federal election, fight against corruption and others.

Ministry of Internal Administration (ISCPSI) - Portugal
The Instituto Superior de Ciências Policiais e Segurança Interna (ISCPSI; Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security) is a police unit for learning, training and research, and is the unique Portuguese public institution entitled to organise and deliver university courses in the large spectrum of internal security and police sciences. ISCPSI’s research focus is in the spectrum of internal security and police sciences.

Poliisiammattikorkeakoulu (POLAMK) - Finland
Police University College of Finland (Poliisiammattikorkeakoulu): The Police University College of Finland (Polamk), located in Tampere, maintains and improves the skills and knowledge base of the Finnish Police. Under the direction of the Ministry of the Interior, Polamk is the only institute in Finland responsible for police training, recruitment, student selection, and education and further training.

National Institute of Health and Welfare (THL) - Finland
The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) studies and monitors - and develops measures to promote - the well-being and health of the population in Finland. THL gathers and produces information based on research and statistics. THL also provides expertise and solutions, which its stakeholders can use in support of their decision-making and other work. THL serves various national and international parties in a number of ways: the government, municipal and provincial decision-makers, actors in the social welfare and health sector, organizations, the research community and the public. THL is an independent, expert agency working under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland.

University of Maribor (UM) - Slovenia
Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security at the University of Maribor is the only full-fledged educational and research institution in domain of criminal justice in Slovenia. The faculty's research institute focuses on criminology, criminal justice and security. Recent research projects cover policing (e.g. legitimacy and integrity), interdependence of criminal justice and other social control institutions, studies on specific crimes and crime prevention, reinforcing IT and cyber security, and plural policing.

Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia, Police (MPS) - Slovenia
The Police are an autonomous body affiliated to the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia. Despite autonomy, the Ministry still provides developmental, organisational, personnel and other fundamental guidelines for police work, directs and supervises performance, handles financial transactions, investments and coordinates the police information and telecommunication system. The Police perform tasks defined by Police Act, responsibilities are defined by the Act on Police Organization and Work.

FORESEE Research Group (FORESEE) - Hungary
Foresee Research Group is a Hungarian, non-profit company working as an interdisciplinary think tank of social scientists. Since 2008 its national and international research, training and advisory activities have focused on criminology research and on promoting the principles and practices of restorative justice, alternative dispute resolution, crime prevention and on helping the integration of marginalized groups in the society.

European Research Services (ERS) - Germany
European Research Services GmbH is a public-private partnership that supports researchers in planning and managing EU-projects. ERS provides technical and administrative support, adapting project-management to the size and complexity of each specific project. ERS helps to implement project infrastructure, risk assessment, internal communication, monitoring and common standard procedures, safeguarding outcomes within time, budget, and EU guidelines.

Police of Scotland (PS) - UK
Police Scotland was formally established on 1 April 2013 and is responsible for policing across the length and breadth of Scotland. Police Scotland is the second largest force in the UK. Police Scotland’s purpose is to improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities in Scotland. The focus is on ‘Keeping People Safe’ under 5 key areas of activity (prevention, protection, communities, knowledge and innovation) as identified in Policing 2026, the national strategy for delivering policing over the next decade.

University of Glasgow (UoG) - UK
School of Social and Political Sciences University of Glasgow, Scotland & Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. The School of Social and Political Sciences is a broad-based social science School within the College of Social Sciences, wth excellent research facilities and a world class library. The School hosts the Gender-based Violence Research Forum ( and the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research ( which is a collaboration of four Scottish universities. SCCJR aims to produce excellent research and develop excellent researchers so as to better the development of policy, practice and public debate about crime and justice. Gender, Crime and Justice is a key research strength within SCCJR.

Staff undertaking the tasks

Professor Dr Michele Jane Burman (female) BA. Hons. MSc. PhD. FRSE
Head of School of Social and Political Sciences
University of Glasgow, and Founding Co-Director Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR).
Michele Burman has substantial specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of gender, crime and justice, particularly responses to sexual offences and domestic abuse. She has conducted theoretical and policy-related research for a range of funding bodies (e.g. the Scottish Executive, the ESRC, the British Academy, the European Commission, the Wellcome Trust, NHS Health Scotland, and the Nuffield Foundation). Michele has a sound knowledge of criminal justice, due process, and the law of evidence. This has been developed over many years of researching aspects of criminal justice, and from utilising a variety of data sources and data-gathering methods for a diverse range of research projects. Michele is a skilled qualitative researcher with a decent knowledge of quantitative techniques and analysis. Michele is the Co-Convenor of the European Society of Criminology Working Group on Gender, Crime and Justice.

Dr Oona Brooks-Hay (female) BA. Hons. MSc. PhD.
Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR), University of Glasgow, and founder of the University of Glasgow Gender Based Violence Research Forum.
Oona Brooks-Hay has worked as a researcher and practitioner in the field of gender based violence for over 20 years. She has extensive experience of researching and writing about domestic abuse, rape and sexual assault. Oona has also worked closely with professionals, policy makers and practitioners in the field of gender based violence. Oona is the founder and Coordinator of the University of Glasgow Gender Based Violence Research Forum and a Coordinator of the Scottish Gender Based Violence Research Network. She is also a member of the European Network on Gender and Violence, Women Against Violence Europe and the European Society of Criminology Working Group on Gender, Crime and Justice.