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Senior Research Fellow and (Acting) Director, Organised Crime and Policing
Keith Ditcham is Senior Research Fellow and (Acting) Director of RUSI’s Organised Crime and Policing Research Group, bringing over 19 years’ experience and thematic expertise in serious and organised crime. He has worked in North, Central and South America and within Europe. His expertise includes counter narcotics and associated money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption investigations, human trafficking, illegal immigration, fraud, and firearms trafficking. He possesses a detailed knowledge of the factors which enable SOC, its impact and how it affects specific outcomes.
Keith has worked extensively with the UK Government on addressing serious and organised crime. He brings advanced expertise in organised crime at both a ‘practioner’ and strategic level working with HMG to formulate plans and action to tackle the harm to the UK. He has built an impressive portfolio of international contacts at a governmental, law enforcement, industry level and within the intelligence and security services.
He is also experienced in police and security sector transformation including capacity building in post-conflict nations recently providing support to the Colombian National police and Attorney General’s office on a range of contemporary issues. He holds an MSc in International Criminal Justice and is currently studying for a doctorate in Security Risk Management.