Serious Organised Crime

The Serious Organised Crime Network is jointly led by Detective Superintendent Andy Dickin, of East Midlands Police, and Dr. Lee Hadlington of De Montfort University.

The projects delivered by this network are providing insight into a range of subjects related to serious organised crime. Areas of focus include forensic investigation, digital, online and cyber crime, radicalisation and extremism and public perceptions and vulnerability to serious organised crime.

Academic research lead: Dr Lee Hadlington
Policing research lead: Detective Superintendent Andy Dickin

The Serious Organised Crime Network will deliver the following projects:

Exploring the link between attitudes towards Cybersecurity in an SME context and Risky Online Behaviours

Aims: The research aims to explore the key elements of ‘risky behaviours’ which contribute to online cybersecurity alongside a further exploration of the attitudes individuals have towards cybersecurity in general.

Exploring the link between attitutes towards Cybersecurity in an SME context and Risky Online Behaviours project page

Cybersecurity Segmentation Analysis and Psychometric Factors

Aims: This project will develop online packages to measure psychological vulnerabilities and groups most susceptible to victimisation and test the effectiveness of packages in reducing vulnerability and victimisation online.

Cybersecurity Segmentation Analysis and Psychometric Factors project page