Organised crime investigations can be incredibly complex, with police officers having to collect, analyse, and connect information from eyewitnesses, lawful surveillance data, and also social media. Linking all of this together to develop an understanding of criminal networks can take up more than half of the investigative workload. Speeding up this process could allow the investigation of organised crime groups to happen much quicker.


ROXANNE aims to develop a novel platform to combine advances in speech, language, and video technologies with network analysis tools to assist law enforcement agencies in understanding criminal networks. This will support investigators in their work on large criminal cases to examine more of these organisations much faster. Ultimately, ROXANNE should enable law enforcement to reduce the burden of organised crime on society.

Our Role

The work of Trilateral Research in ROXANNE focuses on conducting assessments of the platform, and wider project, in terms of its compliance with ethical standards, privacy and data protection regulations, and fundamental rights. Trilateral Research is also responsible for much of the dissemination of information coming out of the project.



The project aims to:

  • develop the ROXANNE platform to enhance the investigation of criminal cases by law enforcement agencies
  • improve the identification of persons of interest by better integrating the use of lawful surveillance technologies and network analysis
  • enhance criminal network analysis to make it easier for law enforcement to understand and make decisions from it
  • make the platform easy to use through improving visualisation of criminal networks
  • deploy and evaluate the ROXANNE platform against data from real criminal cases
  • comply with relevant ethical and legal frameworks



The ROXANNE project contributes to improving:

  • the understanding of organised crime groups and how their members interact
  • enhancing public safety through supporting law enforcement in criminal investigations


For more information and updates visit the project website and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


Please contact our team for more information:

Joshua Hughes, Research Analyst at Trilateral Research




This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 833635

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