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Institute for Connected communities (Icc)

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Welcome to the institute for connected communities

The Institute for Connected Communities (ICC) focuses on connected offline and online communities exploring contemporary issues including harms, cybercrime, safety, security, health and wellbeing.

The ICC incorporates the former Institute of Health and Human Development, the Online Harms and Cybercrime Unit and the Centre of Professional Policing.  

The ICC’s  is  an interdisciplinary cluster including world leading academics from health, criminology and cybercriminology, psychology, cyberpsychology, policing and law working across the university and wider society. 
We have a substantial portfolio of high-quality, externally funded national and international research projects that are innovative and impact upon policy, practice and communities. Our focus is on social, psychological, legal, economic and cultural factors that influence safety, security, health and wellbeing. .   
We work with governments world wide, industry, service providers and practitioners. We also work with some of the poorest, most marginalised and mobile communities in the UK to promote health and reduce inequalities. We  work closely with the UK and international Governments, safety tech industry, NGOs and charities in the online harms and cybercrime arenas.  

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