TOCAS Q&A with Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research

In mid-June, the TOCAS team, Professor Christian Bueger, Dr Scott Edwards, and Professor Tim Edmunds, sat down for a Q&A discussion to share their work on transnational organised crime at sea with the Partnership for Conflict, Crime & Security Research (PaCCS).

PaCCS was created in order to respond to the challenge of addressing threats to security through a research community, and presently focuses on the core areas of conflict, cybersecurity, and transnational organised crime. TOCAS has received funding through the Transnational organised crime: Deepening and broadening our understanding 2018 call from PaCCS and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The transcript of Q&A can be found at: https://www.paccsresearch.org.uk/blog/safe-seas-qa/ .

A video can also be found at:

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa2a68VETxo

Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSJa9uiccv8&list=PLB0_vxlZW8y4-JGyc40KfWgEz7J51bZbV&index=2

The Q&A focused on the work that the TOCAS team is currently undertaking to better understand blue crime and the responses to it, and addressed questions such as why should we pay more attention to #crime at sea? How is the #covid19 pandemic transforming blue crime?

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Posted by Scott Edwards

Dr. Edwards is a research associate at the University of Bristol for the TOCAS project. Scott completed his PhD at the University of Birmingham in 2019, where he analysed the role of trust in security communities under Nicholas Wheeler. He holds an MA from the University of Birmingham in Asia-Pacific International Relations, and has primarily focused on Southeast Asian security issues. He is the lead author of the SafeSeas evidence base and specialists in issues of coordination and inter-agency management.

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