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 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). The project started in 2018 and is due to complete in August 2022.