Tackling Serious Organised Crime

  • COVID-19 and Crime

    21st September 2020 by

    At the most recent Serious Organised Crime Taskforce meeting which I chaired, we discussed how organised crime were exploiting the impact of Coronavirus. During lockdown when we asked people to stay at home to protect themselves and others, organised crime groups were taking advantage of the pandemic to make money. Because these groups do not…

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  • Taskforce update – August/September 2017

    10th October 2017 by

    A summary of some of the work being done by partners to keep Scotland’s communities safe. The work falls under four strands – Deter, Divert, Detect and Disrupt.   Serious Organised Crime Taskforce The way proceeds of crime legislation is being used to tackle serious organised crime was the topic of the latest Taskforce meeting…

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  • Paul Carberry: Organised Crime “needs to be seen as the dirty business it is”

    7th September 2017 by

    As Director of Action for Children in Scotland and chair of the Divert strand of the Serious Organised Crime Taskforce, I was asked to speak at Glasgow City Council’s ‘Safe City Summit’. This event brought together a wide range of organisations and stakeholders, from Police Scotland and Fire and Rescue to third sector organisations, who…

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