The Citizen Forensics project will investigate how adaptive software architectures could support the contextual information flows required to deliver the community-police collaborations envisaged for Citizen Forensics, preserving key properties such as privacy and forensic-soundness. We aim to develop a socio-technical system aimed at promoting collaboration between citizens and the police through the exchange of data gathered using a variety of digital technologies, and will support the investigation of crimes and enhance public safety.

This EPSRC-funded project started in September 2018 and will be carried out over three years. The project team is led by Prof. Arosha K. Bandara at The Open University, UK, and involves collaborators from the School of Computing and Communications (@ OU), Psychology Exeter (@ University of Exeter), School of Psychology (@ OU) and the Faculty of Business and Law (@ OU)