The landscape in which UK policing operates today is a dynamic one, and growing threats such as the proliferation of cyber crime are increasing the demand on police resources. The response to cyber crime by national and regional law enforcement agencies has been robust, with significant investment in mitigating against, and tackling cyber threats. However, at a local level, police forces have to deal with an unknown demand, whilst trying to come to terms with new crime types, terminology and criminal techniques which are far from traditional. This paper looks to identify the demand from cyber crime in one police force in the United Kingdom, and whether there is consistency in the recording of crime. As well as this, it looks to understand whether the force can deal with cyber crime from the point of view of the Police Officers and Police Staff in the organisation.
Thaddeus is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Chester, UK, since August 2015. He is currently the postgraduate assessment officer for the Computer Science department. He holds a PhD in Trustworthy Autonomic Computing, an MSc in Mobile Computing and Communications, a Diploma in Computer Networking and Management and a BSc in Computer Science.
He has previously been an Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent and a Researcher and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Greenwich. His research expertise is on Trustworthy Autonomics and MANET with current interest in Cybersecurity research.
Thaddeus is an active member of the IEEE and currently volunteering for the IEEE UKI Students Activities Committee.