30 March 2022
Report Launch: ‘Exploring Serious and Organised Crime across Ireland and the UK: Towards a Shared Understanding of a Shared Threat’
The Azure Forum for Contemporary Security Strategy, with the support of the British Embassy Dublin, launched a new report: “Exploring Serious and Organised Crime across Ireland and the UK: Towards a Shared Understanding of a Shared Threat” on Wednesday 30 March 2022. At the event, report author, Senior Fellow Dr Alexander Chance, discussed the report’s findings with experts Paul Thornton, Western Europe SOCnet at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis, Head of Bureau, Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
The report provides a strategic-level, qualitative assessment of serious and organised crime as it operates within and between Ireland and the UK. The report focuses on three key criminal activities that impact individuals, communities and societies in both countries: modern slavery and human trafficking, drug trafficking, and economic crime. The report also examines the cross-cutting ‘enablers’ that facilitate most contemporary forms of serious and organised crime.