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Serious Organised Crime and a View from Inside the NCA

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 09:15 to 16:00
Michael Young Building, Rooms 1-3, The Open University, Milton Keynes. MK7 6AA

Serious Organised Crime and a View from Inside the NCA


09:15 - 09:55         Conference Registration and Coffee

10:00 - 10:05         Welcome Professor Louise Westmarland and Steve Conway

10:05 - 11:15         Session 1

                              KEYNOTE SPEAKER

                              Mr Rob Jones, (Director, National Crime Agency):
                              'Serious Organised Crime: A view from inside the NCA’

                              Detective Chief Inspector Darran Hill, (Specialist Operations, Thames Valley Police):
                             ‘Stronghold: Fighting Organised Crime in Partnership’

11:15 - 11:30         Coffee

11:30 - 12:30         Session 2

                              Dr Sarah Hutton (The Open University):
                              ‘Disrupting Organised Crime?’

                              Dr Anna Sergi (University of Essex):
                             ‘From Mafia to Organised Crime: A comparative analysis of policing models’

12:30 - 13:15         Lunch
13:15 - 15:15         Session 3

                             Dr Adam Edwards (Cardiff University):
                            ‘The Realist Social Relations Approach’

                             Orlando Goodall:
                            ‘Realist Social Relations Crime Scripts Applied to the Illegal Taking of Deer
in the South West’

                             Mark Berry:
                            ‘Technology and Organised Crime in the Smart City’

15:15 - 15:30        Tea

15:30 - 16:00        Session 4

                             Panel discussion chaired by Dr Keir Irwin-Rogers

16:00                    Close


Supported by The British Society of Criminology’s Policing Network and The Open University’s HERC/PaRNeT

This exciting one day conference will explore the way serious organised crime is being tackled at various different levels from the local to the global.  Papers and presentations will cover a variety of diverse and interesting types of crime and policing responses.

Convenors: Louise Westmarland, Professor of Criminology, e-mail: and Steve Conway, Lecturer in Policing Organisation and Practice, Faculty of Business & Law, e-mail:

This conference is free to attend, please refer to details below on how to register your attendance.