Ella Cockbain Alex Bish Lauren Pearson Emilia Ziosi

Understanding the new geographies of organized crime

A Talk by Ella Cockbain , Alex Bish , Lauren Pearson and Emilia Ziosi

About this Talk

The geographies of organised crime are a core area that is relatively underdeveloped, and yet very promising for advancing analysis and responses around organised crime. There are also many pockets of exciting and innovative work, but a lack of coherence in bringing them together to advance a broader research agenda. In this roundtable, we showcase and discuss cutting-edge research into the geographies of organised crime with the aim of advancing the thinking around the different spatial dimensions to organised crime, The roundtable will also discuss the importance of developing an inclusive approach to conceptualising geography, considering physical and virtual space, and the linkages between them, and different scales of spatial analysis (micro, meso, macro and multi-scalar). The unifying thread will be a central focus on the notion of the spatial embeddedness of organised crime (what, how, when, why and who?)

18 October 2023, 01:00 PM

01:00 PM - 02:15 PM

About The Speakers

Ella Cockbain

Ella Cockbain

Associate Professor, UCL

Dr Ella Cockbain's research focuses primarily on human trafficking, child sexual abuse and labour market abuses. She is interested in rigorous, nuanced and context-sensitive approaches to understanding complex social issues.


Alex Bish

Alex Bish

UCL


Lauren Pearson

Lauren Pearson

UC Berkeley


Emilia Ziosi

Emilia Ziosi

University of Oxford

Researcher working on criminal governance and illegal drug markets in Honduras.