BY INVITATION ONLY: Data Analytics – Fighting Tomorrow’s Organised Crime
Advanced data science technology presents new opportunities to more effectively analyse, understand and respond to the threats posed by organised crime. Recent research has highlighted the potential applications of such tools, but has also revealed a number of key barriers currently preventing law enforcement agencies from taking full advantage of these opportunities. Discussions have also increasingly focused on the ethical and legal challenges presented by the use of such technologies.
Bringing together representatives from government, law enforcement and academia, this workshop aims to identify where future research should focus in order to assist law enforcement in making effective use of new data analytics technology. The first session will explore the potential uses of data in analysing and responding to organised crime, improving data sharing between law enforcement agencies and the research community, and the legal and ethical implications surrounding the use of data technology for law enforcement purposes. The second session will consist of a series of group discussions focusing on these areas, specifically aiming to identify topics for future research.
Speakers will include:
- Dr Paolo Campana, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
- Gary Flannigan, Canongate Associates Ltd (formerly Detective Chief Superintendent, Police Scotland Major Investigations Team)
- Fiona McLaughlin, N8 Policing Research Partnership, University of Leeds
- Marion Oswald, Senior Fellow in Law, Head of the Centre for Information Rights, University of Winchester