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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

Events listings

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) will host 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...

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...

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...

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 11:00
Royal United Services Institute

The organised crime/terror nexus manifests at various levels. Organised crime groups and terrorists may converge, permanently or opportunistically. For instance, terrorist groups such as the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) are known to tax and extort drugs traffickers operating within the...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 09:00 to 12:30
Royal United Services Institute

Cyber criminals are broadening their efforts and expanding their strategic modus operandi to achieve higher value pay-outs from UK citizens, organisations and institutions. Even when key individuals responsible for the most damaging cyber criminal activities against the UK are identified, it is...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:30
Royal United Services Institute

BREXIT poses several challenges to UK-EU police cooperation. Both parts agree on the need to keep working together against serious and organised crime. However the modalities of this cooperation are still unclear. There is no precedent of non-EU or non-Schengen members to access the European...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 12:00 to 15:30
Royal United Services Institute

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...

Monday, October 23, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (All day)
Royal United Services Institute

Preventing Organised Crime – European Approaches and Responses in Practice and Policy

This is the 9th conference of the EU-funded project ‘Research Network on Organised Crime 2017–2019’.  The conference will be hosted as the Annual Conference 2017 of RUSI’s Strategic Hub for Organised...

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 14:00 to 17:00
Royal United Services Institute

As part of RUSI’s Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research workshop series, this event will examine the potential impact of virtual currencies and Fintech platforms on the future of money laundering techniques.

The payments landscape is arguably facing a period of unprecedented change...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 (All day)

Our colleagues at the University of Leeds are currently engaged in a project investigating factual and fictional representations of transnational human trafficking. The aim is to assess the extent to which such representations are aligned with, and shape public knowledge and understanding of...

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 02:30 to 16:30
Royal United Services Institute

Serious and Organised Crime is and always will be a fast-evolving threat. Serious and organised criminals continually seek to use new tactics, techniques and technology to identify means to exploit vulnerabilities and generate illicit profit. Our collective understanding of the nature of the...

Friday, July 14, 2017 - 18:30 to 21:00

The Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research (PaCCS) is organising a Policy Late event, ‘Organised Crime in Conflict Zones’, on the evening of 14 July 2017 at the University of Bath in London, 83 Pall Mall.

Prof David Galbreath, PaCCS Conflict Theme Fellowship Lead, will be...