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The Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research regularly organises workshops, roundtable discussions and conferences, bringing together policymakers, practitioners and academics to examine specific issues. Most events are by invitation only to members of our network, so if you would like information about how to join, please get in touch via shoc@rusi.org

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 (All day) to Friday, May 29, 2020 (All day)
Royal United Services Institute

This workshop will bring together selected experts, practitioners and academics to discuss practical cases, best practice, challenges and reforms related to organised crime and port security in their port of reference. Delegates will hail from a number of different authorities,...

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 16:00 to 17:15


In February 2020, the UK government launched a consultation on its plans to establish up to 10 freeports in the UK.

The consultation paper envisions freeports as ‘humming hubs of high-quality manufacturing’ and ‘titans of transhipment’, which will stimulate trade, investment and...

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 16:30 to 18:00
Royal United Services Institute

Over the past decade, awareness amongst UK policymakers of both the scale of the UK’s economic crime problem and the extent to which it intersects with a range of public policy objectives in the national security, prosperity and public protection spheres.

This culminated in the launch of...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 08:15 to 09:30
Royal United Services Institute

The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI) is pleased to invite our Major Corporate Level Members and Above to an exclusive breakfast briefing with Lord Hogan-Howe QPM, Distinguished Fellow at RUSI and former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service.

Monday, March 25, 2019 - 16:00 to 19:00
Royal United Services Institute

Faith-based organisations (along with NGOs and civil society), play a significant role in the response to and prevention of modern slavery, both in the UK and internationally. However, their contribution often goes unacknowledged, and the benefits of their experience in the field are not always...

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:30
Royal United Services Institute

This invitation-only workshop aims to identify best practice in successful partnerships between academia, policymakers and law enforcement agencies which are focused on tackling organised crime, to develop key principles for building successful future partnerships. Discussions will focus on...

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 12:00 to 15:30
Royal United Services Institute

There are a number of broad estimates on the scale of money laundering in the UK, some of them referring to hundreds of billions of pounds per annum. Due to the hidden nature of money laundering, it is very hard to produce a robust measurement. Yet an agreed estimate of the scale of money...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 (All day) to Friday, November 30, 2018 (All day)
Royal United Services Institute

This two-day workshop will bring together practitioners from different law enforcement agencies around the world involved in the investigation and countering of Italian mafia groups in their territories and across their borders. Sharing practices and insights will be the primary goal, but rather...

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:00 to 15:30
Royal United Services Institute

On Monday 22 October 2018, RUSI’s Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research (SHOC) hosted an event in collaboration with Aston University and Northumbria University to launch the UK–EU Security and Criminal Justice Cooperation (JUEST) Network. The Network encourages multidisciplinary research...

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 13:30
Royal United Services Institute

Wildlife trafficking is having a devastating effect on many species across the globe. It has increasingly been recognised as a form of transnational organised crime, with major implications for security.

However, organised criminal wildlife trafficking and its security implications are...