The Global Initiative Network

Expert

Chris Allen

Programme Director PG Cert/MA Transnational Organised Crime University of Buckingham and Director Criminis Training and Consultancy Services

Chris Allen is a researcher, lecturer and consultant specialising in transnational organised crime and how it is policed. Chris is a Honoury Research Fellow and Programme Director for the MA and PG Cert Courses in Transnational Organised Crime at the University of Buckingham, where part of his role is to deliver professional short courses to developing nations, focusing on transnational organised crime, how it operates and law enforcement strategies to dismantle it.

Furthermore he is Director and Founder of Criminis Training and Consultancy Services which offers professional training courses and expert analysis on organised crime, as well as consultancy services on investigative strategy analysis using the U BATTLE toolkit, and other organised crime research projects.

In parallel with this he is a PhD Scholar at the Liverpool Centre of Advanced Policing studies PhD studies, where he is examining the application of business analysis techniques to enhance the development of investigative strategies against organised crime groups. He has worked with several areas of law enforcement, including City of London Police, the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit and the National Police Chiefs’ Council on Project U BATTLE- the practical application of these techniques for a policing purpose. Chris, has spoken about U BATTLE at more than 10 conferences over the last 18 months, both in the UK and globally.