Investigation of Fraud and Economic Crime by Michael J. BettsInvestigation of Fraud and Economic Crime by Michael J. Betts

Investigation of Fraud and Economic Crime

byMichael J. Betts

Paperback | April 1, 2017

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Fraud costs the United Kingdom a reported L198 billion per year and the Crime Survey for England and Wales (March 2016) estimates that there are over 5 million incidents of fraud and 2 million cyber-related crimes committed annually. Preventing and investigating fraud has become a priority forpolice officers and establishing successful, effective strategies to tackle this new volume crime represents a significant and persistent challenge for the police service. Investigation of Fraud and Economic Crime is written by experts from, and affiliated to, the City of London Police, the lead force for fraud in the UK and home to Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB). It offers practical, straightforward advice to law enforcement agenciesdealing with fraud and economic crimes. The book identifies more than fiftty different types of fraud and sets out the different strategic and tactical considerations in preventing, investigating, and disrupting each one. At the centre of the book is the Fraud Investigation Model (FIM), an effectiveframework encompassing multiagency working, recovery of evidence and victim management, as well as a range of useful features designed to demystify fraud terminology and provide accessible operational guidance. These include key point boxes, highlighting important learning points and investigationbest practice; definition boxes, to cut through legal terminology and connect the law to everyday police work; and flow charts, which tackle complex operational and legal procedures and break them down into simple, easy to follow steps.
Michael J Betts is an experienced and highly regarded officer with the City of London Police, who has developed a unique understanding of Fraud and Bribery gained from undertaking both complex investigations and training delivery in this specialist area. With over 15 years serving as an operational detective and 8 years as a specialist...
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Title:Investigation of Fraud and Economic CrimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198799012

ISBN - 13:9780198799016

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Table of Contents

1. Fraud: Scale, Impact and Response2. Legislation3. Types of Fraud4. Digitally Enabled (Cyber)5. Prevention and Disruption6. Investigation and Case Management7. Fraud and Financial Investigations8. Fraud and Disclosure9. Investigating Sector Specific Fraud10. Reviews and Operational LearningAppendix 1: CPS Template for Memorandum of UnderstandingAppendix 2: Fraud Investigation Planning - Aide MemoirAppendix 3:Frequently Asked QuestionsAppendix 4: Available Support ServicesAppendix 5: Victim Management StrategyAppendix 6: Developing an Overarching Fraud Interview StrategyAppendix 7: Key Questions for Undertaking a Review of a Fraud Investigation