Dr Campbell opens the Serious and Organised Crime Exchange

Dr Liz Campbell, Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law and Evidence, has given the opening paper at the inaugural Serious and Organised Crime Exchange 2015 (SOCEX2015).

The event took place on the 18th and 19th March 2015 in Stratford-upon-Avon.

This was a high-level gathering of more than 200 senior investigators from across the UK, with official and practitioners from the Home Office, Police Scotland, the National Crime Agency, the PSNI etc.

The conference examined the changing nature of serious crime, the impact of cybercrime on investigations, and the detection of child exploitation, integrating academic insights with practitioner ideas and findings on best practices relating to the detection and prosecution of serious crimes.

Dr Campbell was invited to speak due to her research on the ways in which the law can address serious and organised crime in a local and global context. Dr Campbell’s paper looked at our changing society and the notion of globalisation, in an effort to flag up current and materialising threats and opportunities relating to organised crime.   

Presentations were given by the Home Secretary Theresa May MP, the Director General of the National Crime Agency Keith Bristow, and the City of London Police Commissioner Adrian Leppard, amongst others.

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