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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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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...

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...