Partnership supports development of Strategic Hub for Organised Crime

Partnership supports development of Strategic Hub for Organised Crime

Launched today by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), the Strategic Hub for Organised Crime will develop a world-class research agenda that meets the needs of policy makers and practitioners.

The Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research has supported the development of the strategic hub, along with the Home Office, National Crime Agency and Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

In response to the rise in organised crime in the UK, the Home Office has developed the Serious and Organised Crime Strategy and established the National Crime Agency. The strategy takes a holistic approach to organised crime, seeking to Pursue, Prevent, Protect and Prepare.

The strategic hub seeks to fill knowledge gaps in the understanding of the scale and nature of organised crime in the UK and overseas, the effectiveness of strategies to disrupt it and pathways into and out of organised criminality.

It will bring together researchers and policy makers and practitioners to create greater connectivity between policy concerns and rigorous enquiry.

Priorities for the strategic hub will be examined at a conference held at RUSI on Monday 8 December 2014.

To register for the conference visit the RUSI website.