Perpetuity Welcomes New Staff for Organised Crime Project

The Perpetuity team will be welcoming two new staff members.

Sarah Webb, Ruth Crocker will be starting at the beginning of April. Their focus will be on our latest research project: Reducing The Impact of Serious Organised Crime in Local Communities.

We are undertaking this work with the Police Foundation. As volume crime continues to fall, concern about serious organised crime, which is costly, harmful and widespread, is rising. It targets the most vulnerable people and communities but is rarely a priority for the police and their partners. The cuts in police funding is likely to reduce further the allocation of resources to tackle organised crime in local communities. There is an urgent need to provide a systematic assessment of the scale, nature and impact of organised crime in local communities, raise awareness of the harm it causes and assess the effectiveness of the response to it. Our project is specifically focussed on identifying strategies to reduce the impact of serious organised crime in local communities. The aim of stage one is to improve our understanding of the impact of organised crime on vulnerable people and communities and to assess the effectiveness of how this threat is tackled locally. Stage two aims to develop tools to help policing agencies tackle crime and will depend on the research findings.

For more information on our Criminal Justice, Crime Prevention and Community Safety research click here.

To view our existing publications in this area click here.

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