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From drug dealers to loan sharks: how coronavirus empowers organised crime

Sarah Best

23rd June 2020

Here is an article that discusses how organised crime has profited from the impacts of the coronavirus, including in the illegal drug trade and online scams.

Criminal gangs are capitalising on the use of the internet to sell their goods such as protective equipment, which is may have been stolen or counterfeit.

The article could be used for the Crime and Deviance unit (globalisation and crime in contemporary society, the social distribution of crime and deviance; including recent patterns and trends in crime)

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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