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Threat assessment

As the government undertakes a review of its Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, SHOC organised a workshop to allow policymakers and practitioners to draw on research conducted by academics since the publication of the existing Strategy four years ago.

Organised in collaboration with...

Late in 2013 the UK underwent a third major organisational overhaul to further re-invigorate its countering of serious and organised crime. Most far-ranging concerns boil down to the targeting of threats and towards the prioritisation of tasks, in particular the understanding of when, where and...

Anita Lavorgna holds a PhD in International Studies with a specialisation in Criminology and an LLM (cum laude) from the University of Trento. She joined Southampton as a lecturer in Criminology in 2015. She is in the Executive Committee of the ECPR Standing Group on Organised Crime.

She...

Mihály Fazekas completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2014 looking at high-level corruption, state capture, and state capacity in Central- and Eastern Europe. Now, he works at the University of Cambridge as the scientific coordinator of the Horizon 2020 funded project...

Stuart Kirby is a Professor in Policing and Criminal Investigation at the UCLan. His first career was as a Lancashire Police Officer, retiring as Detective Chief Superintendent, with responsibility for Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime (amongst other specialist areas).

Since leaving...

Karen Shalev Greene is the founder and Director or the Centre of the Study of Missing Persons at the University of Portsmouth. Her research focuses on Missing Persons and she collaborates with academics, law enforcement agencies and NGOs across the UK and internationally.

Recent research...

Helena Carrapico joined Aston University in September 2014 as a Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. Her research focuses on European Union Justice and Home Affairs, and is comprised of two strands. The first regards specific policy fields within Justice and Home Affairs, namely...

Dr. Rebecca Coleman is a lecturer in Policing and Criminal Investigation at UCLan, and is a member of UCLan’s Criminal Justice Partnership. She is also seconded to Lancashire Constabulary as a researcher for the evidence based policing hub.

Rebecca studied Psychology at the University of...

Adam Edwards is Reader in Politics and Criminology in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. He directed the UK Economic and Social Research Council’s first research project on ‘Transnational Organised Crime’ (1999 – 2001), the findings of which were published as Transnational...

Niall Hamilton-Smith is a senior lecturer in criminology at the University of Stirling and a member of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research.  Niall has a background in applied policing research, working as a researcher in the Home Office between 1999 and 2007, notably as a senior...

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