In the UK it has been shown that a third of all offences are fraud related. This is massive. All the more striking is evidence that the impact of fraud on victims can be considerable, as much as some violent crimes. Meanwhile, the police response might best be characterised by the word ‘challenging’. There are complaints that the process for managing fraud is under-developed and leaves too many fraudsters believing they can offend with little chance of apprehension. Non police efforts, in other public sector agencies, in the private sector, are considerable, and arguably as effective if not more so. So how best can we respond? This webinar will consider:
• What are the merits and drawbacks of current public and private sector efforts to tackle fraud?
• What are the barriers to tackling fraud more effectively?
• What are the best routes to more effectively channelling the various efforts to tackling fraud?
Keith Ditcham – Acting Director/Senior Research Fellow, Organised Crime and Policing at RUSI
Alex Rothwell – Head of Fraud Operations, Detective Chief Superintendent at City of London Police
Dr. Janice Goldstraw-White – Criminologist (White-Collar Crime) GWAssociates and Researcher at Perpetuity Research
Mick Creedon – Altia-ABM