Concern about serious organised crime – which is costly, harmful and widespread – is rising. The internet, the increasing mobility of populations and even the recession offer attractive new opportunities for committing crime, yet tackling organised crime does not yet get the attention it deserves. Our fourth annual conference focused on this important issue and provided opportunities for the police service and its partners to share practical ways of tackling serious organised crime at a local level.
Selected conference footage
Michael Levi, Professor of Criminology, University of Cardiff ‘Recent trends in the nature and scale of serious organised crime and the challenges faced locally in tackling it’.
Martin Hewitt, Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police Service ‘Serious organised crime: the police response’.
Gregor McGill, Head of Organised Crime Division, Crown Prosecution Service ‘The limitations and challenges of prosecuting organised crime’.
Keith Bristow QPM, Director General, National Crime Agency ‘Serious organised crime threats and the impact at a local level: why this matters to police forces’.
Tackling the ‘local’ in Local to Global – Rebekah Sutcliffe, Detective Chief Superintendent, Greater Manchester Police
Preventing organised crime – Dr Karen Bullock, Senior Lecturer, University of Surrey
Follow the money: tackling money laundering to reduce organised crime – Professor Martin Gill, Director, Perpetuity Research & Consultancy and Ian Davidson, National Coordinator, Regional Asset Recovery Teams