The Serious and Organised Crime Agency and the National Crime Squad: a comparison of their output from open source materials

Peter A. Sproat

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The research note attempts to compare the law enforcement work of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) to that of its predecessor, the National Crime Squad, within the context of the extra financial resources given to the former. In so doing it raises interesting questions about the efficiency of the SOCA and the usefulness of official annual reports in the process of accountability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)343-351
JournalPolicing & Society
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • National Crime Squad
  • Serious and Organised Crime Agency
  • efficiency of policing agencies
  • accountability

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