Briefing 4: The impact of organised crime on local communities

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Briefing 4: The impact of organised crime on local communities

This briefing brings together key evidence from the Police Foundation’s Reducing the impact of serious organised crime in local communities project.

The two-year research project reported here attempted to arrive at a definition of organised crime and to address the lack of empirical research on it. It explored the range of organised crimes occurring in three neighbourhoods in Coventry and Wolverhampton, identifed some of the key vulnerabilities communities face and assessed the local response from police and partner agencies. The briefing concludes with a number of recommendations based on the implications of the findings.

Authors: Ruth Crocker, Sarah Webb, Sarah Garner, Michael Skidmore, Martin Gill and John Graham