Tackling Serious Organised Crime
COVID-19 and Crime
21st September 2020 by Jim Hislop
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...
Taskforce update – June & July 2018
1st August 2018 by SOCT Comms
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. SOCT conference Murrayfield was the venue in June for the first ever conference dedicated to the ‘Divert’ strand of the Serious Organised Crime Task Force. The day-long...
Taskforce update – April & May 2018
31st May 2018 by SOCT Comms
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. Early intervention service Action for Children Scotland’s Serious Organised Crime Early Intervention Service has secured funding to continue its work for the next three years. Over the...
GDPR – a change to data protection law
24th May 2018 by Alaster Phillips
The General Data Protection Regulations comes into force on May 25, 2018, giving individuals more control over their personal data, and ensuring that organisations collect and process that information properly and securely. To find out more about GDPR, visit the Information Commissioner’s website.
Taskforce update – February & March 2018
4th April 2018 by SOCT Comms
Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Orders Four men have been jailed for a total of nearly 30 years for holding workers in servitude and other offences including abduction and assault. Robert McPhee, 65, and John Miller, 38, were jailed for 10 and seven years respectively and received Scotland’s first Trafficking and Exploitation Prevention Orders (TEPOs) after...
Taskforce update – December 2017 & January 2018
8th February 2018 by SOCT Comms
Crime gang jailed Nine members of an organised crime gang have been jailed for a total of nearly 90 years after one of the most complex prosecutions of serious organised crime in Scottish history. Serious crime prevention orders have also been granted against seven of the men, with two more due to be decided next...
Taskforce update – October/November 2017
29th November 2017 by SOCT Comms
Drugs sentencing Two men have been convicted after 100kg cannabis resin, with a street value of £325,000, was seized by police. Daniel Adams, 25, and Ian Austin, 39, admitted being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs at the High Court in Glasgow in October. The drugs were found after a vehicle was stopped on...
How can a Hacker be Ethical?
20th October 2017 by SOCT Comms
This is a question that I am often asked as the Chief Ethical Hacker for SBRC. That and “What’s ethical about hacking”. Hopefully I can answer these questions and the work that we do at SBRC will show how important this field is to the resilience of businesses. With what seems to be an increasing...
Taskforce update – August/September 2017
10th October 2017 by SOCT Comms
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 at...
Paul Carberry: Organised Crime “needs to be seen as the dirty business it is”
7th September 2017 by SOCT Comms
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...