REF 2021 Impact Case Study: Countering Fraud More Effectively by Better Understanding its Harm, Cost and Extent


Description of impact

The Centre for Counter Fraud Studies (CCFS) at the University of Portsmouth is the leading UK academic grouping for the study of fraud and the means to counter it. CCFS research has transformed understandings of the harm fraud causes to victims, and created new methods of assessing that harm, and strategies to reduce it. A wide range of national and international organisations, including the UK’s Cabinet Office, the Sentencing Council, and the European Union Crime Prevention Network, have been guided to change policy, develop best practice standards and transform approaches to tackling fraud by this research work and the associated advocacy of CCFS staff.
Impact statusClosed
Impact date20132020


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