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Security and Safety

Protecting People, Communities and Property

In a world where new security threats emerge on a daily basis, the University of Waikato is working in partnership with communities, business, governments and law enforcement to make the world a safer place. Our world-leading research is shaping policy, solving crimes, protecting economies and saving lives. The brightest minds in crime science, law, cyber security, psychology and public safety are on the case.

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Throughout the University of Waikato we're working on Security and Safety. Read the stories that have emerged as a result.

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Our researchers are looking into everything from human behaviour in cyberspace to driverless cars on New Zealand roads.

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Throughout the University of Waikato, these are the minds that contribute to our Security and Safety work every day.

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Get ready to contribute to the world's Security and Safety with these undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Latest news

12 February 2019

How antiquated legal language undermines complainants in cases of sexual assault

Dr Brenda Midson examines one of New Zealand’s most notorious sexual misconduct cases.

4 February 2019

Who should govern Mars?

Dr Anna Marie Brennan looks at whether Elon Musk could rule a new world.

10 January 2019

Children who kill and child killers - is the current system fair?

A University of Waikato researcher is proposing new ‘degrees of murder’ to help make the criminal justice system fairer for both victims and offenders.