Crime Prevention and Security Management

Organised Crime Groups involved in Fraud

Authors: May, Tiggey, Bhardwa, Bina

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  • Includes the results of 31 in-depth, open interviews with fraudsters convicted of their involvement in organised crime 
  • Offers timely research on the evolving nature of fraud and organised crime in a concise, highly accessible and engaging way
  • Presents findings from interviews with 40 enforcement professionals and key stakeholders involved in the policing of fraud and organised crime across the UK
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About this book

Through analysis of data held by the National Crime Agency on organised crime groups, and in-depth analysis of qualitative interviews with convicted fraudsters and enforcement professionals, this detailed study fills a significant gap in the contemporary literature on organised crime groups involved in fraud.

Throughout the chapters, the perspective of convicted offenders and those involved in its policing are juxtaposed to show the ease of committing fraud from the perspective of offenders on the one hand, and the investigative challenges experienced by law enforcement officers on the other. May and Bhardwa’s insights shed light on offender motivations, routes into fraud and organised crime, and the nature and shape of organised crime groups and their operations. Alongside the offender perspective the law enforcement interviews provide a unique interpretation of the procedural and legislative weaknesses that appear to allow this type of offender to make considerable financial gain. The key recommendations based on empirical findings will greatly benefit those interested in understanding the links between fraud and organised crime in the UK and those seeking to improve enforcement efforts. 


About the authors

Tiggey May is a senior research fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck, School of Law, University of London, UK Bina Bhardwa is a research fellow at the Institute for Criminal Policy Research, Birkbeck, School of Law, University of London, UK

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“This is an indispensable book which highlights the ease with which some organised criminals commit fraud, often using professional enablers and frequently making significant profit. The book provides a fascinating and compelling analysis of the national data coupled with offender perspectives on their criminal activity and the criminal justice system; the book also examines the challenges faced by investigators and the often devastating effect organised fraud has on victims. Once and for all the myth that somehow fraud is a victimless crime is exploded.” (Mick Creedon BA, MA, QPM, Retired Chief Constable and National Policing Lead for Serious and Organised Crime, Financial Crime and Asset Recovery, UK)  

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-10

    May, Tiggey (et al.)

  • What Do We Know About Organised Crime and Fraud?

    Pages 11-29

    May, Tiggey (et al.)

  • Routes into Organised Crime and Fraud

    Pages 31-56

    May, Tiggey (et al.)

  • The Nature and Structure of Organised Crime Groups Involved in Fraud

    Pages 57-68

    May, Tiggey (et al.)

  • Cops and Twenty-First-Century Robbers

    Pages 69-93

    May, Tiggey (et al.)

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Hardcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Organised Crime Groups involved in Fraud
Authors
Series Title
Crime Prevention and Security Management
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-69401-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-69401-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-69400-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88772-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 140
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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