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Organised Crime Groups involved in Fraud

Palgrave Macmillan
  • 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

Part of the book series: Crime Prevention and Security Management (CPSM)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

    • Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa
    Pages 1-10
  3. What Do We Know About Organised Crime and Fraud?

    • Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa
    Pages 11-29
  4. Routes into Organised Crime and Fraud

    • Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa
    Pages 31-56
  5. Cops and Twenty-First-Century Robbers

    • Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa
    Pages 69-93
  6. Concluding Thoughts

    • Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa
    Pages 95-105
  7. Back Matter

    Pages 107-140

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. 



Reviews

“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)  

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institute for Criminal Policy Research Birkbeck, University of London, London, United Kingdom

    Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa

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



Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Organised Crime Groups involved in Fraud

  • Authors: Tiggey May, Bina Bhardwa

  • Series Title: Crime Prevention and Security Management

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69401-6

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Law and Criminology, Law and Criminology (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-69400-9Published: 25 January 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-88772-2Published: 04 June 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-69401-6Published: 12 December 2017

  • Series ISSN: 2946-3513

  • Series E-ISSN: 2946-3521

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 140

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Organized Crime, Financial Crime, Crime Prevention, Policing, Cybercrime