Staff guide on the offence of participating in activities of an organised crime group
Staff guide on the offence of participating in activities of an organised crime group

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  • Staff guide on the offence of participating in activities of an organised crime group

Staff guide on the offence of participating in activities of an organised crime group

    1. 1

      What’s the issue?

      1. 1.1

        The Serious Crime Act 2015 (SCA 2015) introduced a new offence of participating in the activities of an organised crime group.

      1. 1.2

        Participation

        1. 1.2.1

          Taking part in any activities that you know or reasonably suspect:

          1. (a)

            are criminal activities of an organised crime group, or

          1. (b)

            will help an organised crime group to carry on criminal activities

      1. 1.3

        Criminal activities

        1. 1.3.1

          Activities that constitute crimes attracting a maximum sentence of seven years or more (eg drug or human trafficking, firearms offences, fraud, child exploitation and cybercrime).

        1. 1.3.2

          There doesn’t have to be any financial gain involved.

      1. 1.4

        Organised crime group

        1. 1.4.1

          An organised crime group is defined as three or more people who act or agree to act together to further the pursuit of criminal activities.

        1. 1.4.2

          This is a broad definition.

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