The Institute for Security and Crime Science incorporates four interlinked components: theories in Crime Science, modelling and analysis of data on crime and security issues in New Zealand, the use of computer science to assist evidence-based Police work, and research in psychology relevant to criminal behaviour and Police processes (such as taking evidence from witnesses).

The first outcome of the Institute has been the development of a new masters programme. The Master of Security and Crime Science (MSCS) is the first qualification of its kind in New Zealand, is targeted at current and future law enforcement and security practitioners, and has the support of the NZ Police.

For more information, visit the Te Puna Haumaru New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science website.