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The traditional ‘pub’ as a site of leisure (and crime)

In bygone eras, the public house (i.e. the ‘local pub’) was a staple of the British social landscape. It was a transitional space for leisure: somewhere to go after work to relax and socialise before heading home. Yet...

The plan to introduce 10 freeports across the UK after Brexit has drawn attention in recent weeks. Introducing these provenly risky ‘special economic zones’ sits uneasily alongside the UK’s wider efforts to ramp up the fight against economic crime. 

Delivering on one of...

In July 2018, a joint report from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Egmont Group provided an overview of the range of techniques and mechanisms that criminals use to...

Jay S. Albanese is a professor in the Wilder School of Government & Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received the Ph.D. from the School of Criminal Justice at Rutgers University. Dr. Albanese served as Chief of the International Center at the National Institute of...

Georgios A. Antonopoulos obtained his doctorate from the University of Durham in 2006. He is currently professor of criminology at Teesside University. He has published in the areas of organised crime and illegal markets as well as ethnicity, crime and justice, and in a range of international...

Katie Benson is Lecturer in Criminology at Lancaster University Law School.

Her research primarily focuses on the involvement of legitimate professionals in the facilitation of money laundering, and the criminal justice and regulatory responses to this. A research monograph on Lawyers and...

Associate Professor David Bright is a criminologist and forensic psychologist with the Centre for Crime Policy and Research at Flinders University.  His research interests include criminal networks, organised crime, and terrorist networks. Recent publications include a paper describing the use...

As Visiting Professor Urban & Maritime Security Research Group, operationalise research by reflecting on experience and expertise from 30 years law enforcement with a focus on Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism.  As former Head of OCCT in Scotland, developed and built a command structure...

Viv Ellis has been a Financial Investigator with the Metropolitan Police since 2012, and is accredited by the National Crime Agency. He specialises in recovery of the proceeds of crime in both civil and criminal investigations within the Met’s Serious and Organised Crime Command. Viv joined the...

Steve has over 25 years experience in criminal justice, organised crime, intelligence, and anti money-laundering gathered from roles within the public, private, and civil society sectors. He is now focused on the use of skills and expertise in advancing new paradigms in fighting trafficking -...

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