‘Dons, Yardies and Posses: Representations of Jamaican Organised Crime’ is an international and interdisciplinary research network funded by the AHRC as part of the RCUK cross-council theme of transnational organised crime. Bringing together researchers and creative practitioners from the Caribbean, Europe and North America, the project focuses on the ways in which Jamaican organised crime has been depicted in literary writing, visual art, popular music, film and the media. We will consider the relationship of these representations to public policy and debates in the social sciences.