The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats – CREST, have just launched their first issue of a digest and encourage us to share the work with our network. It is with their express permission that we circulate links and promote their publications and will continue to support their sterling work wherever possible, enabling the latest innovation in the science to be applied in practice.
The monthly CREST Digest aims to provide a round-up of research relevant to understanding and countering security threats. Every edition is broken down into summaries of the key research, including:
- New Research – a scan of the current research on security threats
- Special issue feature – our featured article of the month
- Articles that caught our eye – other articles we think you’ll find of interest
- New journal issues – the latest publications as well as new books.
- Beyond the peer-reviewed literature – reports from journalists, researchers, think tanks and governments.
In the first issue they include research about popular lie detection (and why the techniques come under scrutiny) as well as the role of trust in deciding which terrorist faction to join, summarising the contents of a journal special issue on complex and ambitious engineering efforts by violent non-state actors.