COVID-19 and Organized Crime: An Introduction to the Special Issue

Justin Kotzé, Anthony Lloyd*, Georgios A. Antonopoulos

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This is an introduction to the articles submitted to the special issue of Trends in Organized Crime on ‘COVID-19 and Organized Crime’. The aim of the special issue is to draw together a range of empirical studies from around the world to explore the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for both organized criminals and law enforcement agencies. The pandemic required organized criminals to adapt their practice in light of government restrictions, but it also created new profitable opportunities. At the same time, however, COVID-19 posed significant challenges for law enforcement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-113
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Organized Crime
Issue number2
Early online date27 Jan 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2023

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