Dr Mary Alice Young, Senior Lecturer and Researcher of Transnational Organised Crime from UWE Bristol has been invited to a series of engagements and placements around the world to share her expertise and research.
Dr Young has also been successful in applying for funding to undertake a project which focuses on exploring the resilience of transnational organized crime in the pandemic and post-pandemic world. She has also incorporated Dr Amber Philips from UWE Bristol Criminology to assist with the project.
- On the 23 March 2021, Dr Young was one of six world leading experts to consult with the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, at their Caribbean Experts’ Meeting.
- This month, Dr Young and Dr Simon Sneddon (Law, Northampton) chaired the annual Transnational Organized Crime stream for the Socio-Legal Studies Association conference.
- Dr Young has been invited to undertake visiting positions focusing on organized crime, with the University of Iceland, the University of Sunderland and the Virginia Commonwealth University in the US – working with law and criminology experts.
These appointments will initially begin as virtual residences with a focus on existing research projects, and will also see Dr Young contributing guest lectures.
Dr Young will also be undertaking a placement with the Financial Investigations Unit in Jamaica and also the Jamaica Constabulary Force’s Research and Policy Development Unit – both of these positions will involve assessing current legal frameworks on addressing organized and financial crime.
Dr Young has been appointed as an editor for the Journal of Financial Crime, the Journal of Money Laundering Control and, the European Review of Organised Crime. Dr Young has recently submitted an editorial for the former, and is being mentored by Professor Barry Rider (Cambridge) to undertake wider research dissemination duties.