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.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Trends in Organized Crime|
|Early online date||27 Jan 2023|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 27 Jan 2023|