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SHOC Workshop Summary – Serious and Organised Crime: The Threat to the UK and Our Strategic Response

SHOC Workshop Summary – Serious and Organised Crime: The Threat to the UK and Our Strategic Response

23 August, 2017
Sophie Henderson and Adam Edwards

As the government undertakes a review of its Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, SHOC organised a workshop to allow policymakers and practitioners to draw on research conducted by academics since the publication of the existing Strategy four years ago.

Organised in collaboration with the Home Office, the workshop brought together representatives from government, law enforcement and academia to identify:

  • Knowledge gaps in understandings of the current threat, particularly regarding the tactics, techniques and technologies used by organised crime in the UK;
  • Areas where government and law enforcement agencies should focus their efforts;
  • Best practice in approaches to tackling serious and organised crime.

The event aimed to draw on existing (and forthcoming) research on these topics, as well as practitioner and policymaker insights, to give voice to a range of perspectives on changes in the threat posed by serious and organised crime and the current strategic approach to tackling it.

The Strategic Hub for Organised Crime Research has produced a summary of the event for those who were unable to attend, which can be found here.

The SHOC team continues to organise events such as these as part of its 2017 workshop series. Further details on all upcoming events will be posted on the website. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any suggestions for potential topics for future SHOC events.

Sophie Henderson

Sophie Henderson was formerly a Research Analyst at RUSI within the National Security and Resilience team.

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