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The geometry of shadows: a critical review of organised crime risk assessments

Citation
Hamilton-Smith N & Mackenzie S (2010) The geometry of shadows: a critical review of organised crime risk assessments. Policing and Society, 20 (3), pp. 257-279. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2010.505287

Abstract
This article reports on a research project that aimed to review existing law enforcement approaches to assessing the risk posed by organised crime, as well as to examine the experience of law enforcement officers in using some of these approaches in different parts of the UK. We first outline the background to the project, before discussing some of the theoretical issues that all organised crime risk assessment approaches must typically grapple with. We then discuss some of the types of risk assessment approaches that are currently in use. Finally, drawing on the experience of officers and analysts using different approaches in the field, we consider the relative strengths and weaknesses of different extant assessment 'tools'.

Keywords
organised crime; risk assessment; threat assessment

Journal
Policing and Society: Volume 20, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Author(s)Hamilton-Smith, Niall; Mackenzie, Simon
Publication date30/09/2010
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/9817
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN1043-9463
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