Christopher Allen

Dr Chris Allen is a researcher, lecturer, consultant, and commentator specialising in organised crime and how it operates.  He has significant experience in lecturing on drug trafficking, cybercrime, human trafficking, and firearms trafficking, among other subjects. He is currently Senior Lecturer and Consultant at the London Policing College, where he has delivered projects in Cambodia and Saudi Arabia.

Chris is also the creator of the U BATTLE toolkit, an investigative strategy development tool that began under City of London Police in 2018 and since then has gained national and international recognition. U BATTLE uses the adapted versions of traditional business analysis techniques to improve the development of investigative strategies in order to dismantle organised crime groups.

Furthermore, he is a member of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime Network of Experts, the Society for Evidence Based Policing, the European Political Research Consortium Standing Group on Organised Crime and the International Association for the Study of Organised Crime. He was awarded his PhD in Advanced Policing Studies from Liverpool John Moores University in March 2023.

Chris’ episode can be found here, and his PhD Thesis on the similarities between organised crime groups and businesses, and how we can use Business Analysis techniques to enhance investigations against them, can be found here

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