RUSI NewsbriefVOLUME 33ISSUE 6members only

The National Crime Agency: Britain’s New Response to Organised Crime


The establishment of the National Crime Agency and a new strategy in October reflects the UK government’s determination to get a grip on the evolving problem of organised crime 

For the third time in fifteen years, Britain has a new agency to fight organised crime. The creation of the National Crime Agency (NCA), which commenced operations in October, is in part an admission of failure. It is also a reflection of the new policing structures implemented by the coalition government since 2010. In the late 1990s, the National Crime Squad and National Criminal Intelligence Service were created, and then subsequently merged into the Serious Organised

lockmembers only content

Continue reading by joining RUSI

View membership options

Join the World’s Leading Defence and Security Community

  • A busy programme of members' only events
  • Access to a suite of RUSI publications
  • Access to experts, networks and research teams

Already have an account?


keywords
WRITTEN BY

Charlie Edwards

Senior Research Fellow

View profile


Explore our related content