Richard Carr – Criminologist
Highly respected former Merseyside Police Detective Inspector, Criminologist and Lecturer, Richard Carr, discusses the impact of serious organised crime. He confirms the immense cost to the UK economy (£37bn per year) of policing these OCG’s, who are responsible for the large scale importation of drugs and are behind more UK deaths than counter terrorism. He goes on to discuss the impact on the streets and the relationships between these groups, vulnerable individuals and urban gangs. Richard discusses UK Government strategy, the Four P’s approach and shares his view personal on where he believes the focus needs to be.
Mr Richard Carr is a highly respected, experienced former Merseyside Police Detective Superintendent having joined the service in 1987. During the early stages of his police career, he undertook a number of uniformed roles before embarking on an investigative career in 1991. During his formative years as a Detective, he was engaged in front line operational investigations and those of a more specialist nature, particularly with regards to homicide and gun and gang related criminality.