The UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science is devoted specifically to reducing crime by scientific methods. It does this through teaching, research, public policy analysis and by the dissemination of evidence-based information on crime reduction.
It aims is to change crime policy and practice. The Institute plays a pivotal role in bringing together politicians, scientists, designers and those in the front line of fighting crime to examine patterns in crime, and to find practical methods to disrupt these patterns.
The UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science is supported by the Jill Dando Fund as a permanent memorial to one of Britain's best-known television journalists.
Nick Ross, chairman of the institute, gave a keynote address at the ICDP2005 in London.