Local policing must adapt to cybercrime in the post-pandemic era

Richard Jones, Ben Collier, Shane Horgan, Lynsay Shepherd

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In a recent briefing paper on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for cybercrime policing in Scotland commissioned by the Scottish Institute for Policing, we identified a range of ways in which cybercrime has been adapting in recent months. We concluded by arguing that this presents both a challenge and an opportunity for regional police forces such as Police Scotland: if cybercrime becomes more prevalent over the coming years police forces will need to develop further their capacity to prevent and investigate such offences; yet the local nature of such crime will mean that local forces will be very well positioned to respond. In this blog post we summarise and develop further some aspects of this argument, including the reasons why the social transformations currently underway may be long-lasting.
Original languageEnglish
TypeBlog post
Media of outputOnline
PublisherCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jun 2020

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NameCOVID-19 Perspectives blog


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