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We take on Criminal Justice challenges.

Reliable research and consulting partnerships that make innovative fair effective proportionate solutions happen.
20 years of experience

Global services boutique research and advisory firm with a multidisciplinary approach

Our projects make a difference in the field of justice, prison services, community sanctions and measures, juvenile justice, and law enforcement.

We have been developing initiatives for two decades, under the umbrella of one integrated strategy,  in partnership, using creativity and technology as our main tools.

Co-creation for global reach

Collaboration drives innovation. And it's in the co-creation that we find the best answers

We assemble teams of multidisciplinary specialists capable of responding to societal and technological challenges.

With a global intervention spanning 51 countries, and on-the-ground teams across four continents, we combine regional expertise with a truly global reach.

We have gained expertise in delivering effective evidence-based responses to inspire change and transform the criminal justice sector in several areas.

Research, development and innovation

Connecting the dots between our research-based project portfolios

We deploy integrative solutions through an intersectional flow of knowledge, ideas and partnerships.

We deliver innovative, effective and evidence-based responses to a range of complex challenges in the criminal justice sector.

Consulting and advisory

Unveiling the path(s) for the criminal justice reform

We focus on the collaborative work of national and international stakeholders to facilitate the reform of criminal justice systems.

Specialised training solutions

Tailoring courses for correctional staff training and development

We engage and support prison and probation services to manage and make the most of their talent.

Digital transformation

Designing strategies and solutions for the digital transformation of criminal justice systems

We engineer solutions to solve complex problems in criminal justice systems while being involved in all stages of the project’s life cycle: from research, design and development to managing implementation and organisational change.

Multidisciplinary partnerships
Partenering with

Research organisations & Academia Correctional agencies Government departments Civil society organisations International multilateral organisations Private firms

to develop turn-key projects in the criminal justice sector.

Research laboratory

To reinforce our collective R&D capacity, IPS and UBI Beira Interior University founded BSAFE LAB in 2014. The BSAFE LAB is an open interdisciplinary research laboratory aiming to foster and develop new research and technology transfer in law enforcement, justice and public safety.

Specialised platforms

Global publication

JUSTICE TRENDS is a premium printed and online magazine founded in 2017. Since the first edition, we’ve developed and published 220+ exclusive content about criminal justice and correctional services worldwide.

Specialised training platform

The Corrections Learning Academy is an online training platform with real-time and self-paced programmes where corrections professionals can acquire relevant knowledge and master new skills and concepts online.

Business and networking hub

Corrections.Direct is a global networking and business directory for key industry players in the Correctional sector, where they can find new potential partnerships and business opportunities. This hub is bringing together correctional agencies, business partners, specialised suppliers, experts and research organisations from around the world.

Offender Management System

HORUS 360 iOMS is an innovative project aimed at researching and designing a solution that supports the management of operations and information generated during the detention “life cycle”, imprisonment or surveillance of persons subject to custodial and non-custodial judicial measures.

We are committed to Quality and Innovation

These certifications underscore our commitment to standards that ensure the quality and reliability of our activities and processes — milestones achieved through the continuous trust and support from partners and stakeholders.

Quality Management System

ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Awarded by TÜV Rheinland

Demonstrates our dedication to operational excellence and quality assurance through a rigorous certification process for our Quality Management System. 

R&D and Innovation Management

NP4457:2021 Certification

Awarded by TÜV Rheinland

Acknowledges our ongoing efforts to enhance our performance in the fields of Research, Development and Innovation Management. 

R&D and Innovation Management

R&D Seal

From the National Innovation Agency

Recognizes our capability in conducting R&D activities, specifically in the field of Information and Communication Technologies within the Public Administration sector. 

Member of the International Corrections and Prisons Association

Member of the Association for the Promotion and Development of the Information Society

Member of the ICT Cluster

Sponsor of the Corrections Technology Association