Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science


International Crime Science Conference

12th International Crime Science Conference, Wednesday 4th July 2018

This year's International Crime Science Conference will take place on Wednesday 4th July at the British Library in London. The theme of the conference is Trafficking and exploitation: using science and technology to tackle one of the world’s greatest crime problems.

Once again, the conference brings together leading practitioners, policy-makers, private sector organisations and academics to promote interaction, inspiration and innovation.

This year’s event will focus on identifying, responding and adapting to the challenges posed by human trafficking and modern slavery in their various forms – including labour exploitation, sexual exploitation and forced criminality such as county lines. Breaking down silos between related fields, the event will also highlight important developments in other organised crimes such as drugs trafficking. Presentations will cover organised crime networks, cybercrime, forensic science, NGO responses, evidence-based policing, cutting-edge technological developments and the use of big data.

Visit the UCL Online Shop registration link to sign up for the conference.

Confirmed speakers now include the following (programme and speaker biographies will follow soon):


Kevin Hyland, OBE, Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Sir Bernard Silverman, Professor of Modern Slavery Statistics, University of Nottingham

Dr Aili Malm, California State University, USA

Dr Ella Cockbain, UCL Security and Crime Science

With a panel session chaired by:

Professor Jerry Ratcliffe, Temple University, USA

Panel members to include Justine Currell, FRSA, Executive Director, Unseen 


Fiona Bohan, Safeguarding Analytics

Dr David Bright, Flinders University, Australia

Lou Cahill, NHS Modern Slavery Service Improvement Projects

Dr Kevin Chetty, UCL Security and Crime Science

Professor Ian Clark, Nottingham Trent University

Justine Currell, FRSA, Executive Director, Unseen

Jon Davies, University of Manchester

Darryl Dixon, Director of Strategy, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

Laura Durán, Head of Training, ECPAT UK

Beth Flower, Community Safety Analyst, Slough Borough Council

Aurora Ganz, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Dr Lewis Griffin, UCL Computer Science

Simon Holmes, Safeguarding Analytics

Jane Hunter, Senior Research and Impact Manager, Missing People

Dr Akilah Jardine, University of Nottingham

Professor Edward Kleemans, VU University, the Netherlands

Dr Ruth McAlister, Ulster University

Dr Masja van Meeteren, Leiden University, the Netherlands

Dr Natalia Ollus, European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations (HEUNI), Finland

Professor Geping (Joy) Qiu, China Eastern University of Political Science and Law, People’s Republic of China

Dr Jamie Saunders, Independent Security Consultant, UK

Professor Robert Speller, UCL Medical Physics

Garry Tallett, Community Safety Partnership Manager, Slough Borough Council

Dr Kyle Vincent, Independent Statistician, Canada

Ieke de Vries, Northeastern University, USA

Dr Miriam Wijkman, VU University, the Netherlands

Danielle Williams, Joint Slavery and Trafficking Analysis Centre

DI Matt Woodhead, West Midlands, Regional Organised Crime Unit

Sanaz Zolghadriha, UCL Organised Crime Network

Plus speakers from the Modern Slavery Police Transformation Programme and Stop the Traffik.