Centre for Cybercrime and Economic Crime

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Cybercrime and Economic Crime (CCEC) was founded in 2022 to bring together the expertise across the University in order to enhance research, teaching and innovation in this area. CCEC builds upon the work of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies, which has been integrated into this new centre and the Cybercrime Awareness Clinic, which is also a part of this new Centre. 

Staff associated with the proposed Centre have been at the forefront of researching and understanding these challenges and contributing towards solutions which address these risks and enhance societal and organisational security and resilience. The Centre aims to harness, coordinate and further develop the considerable academic expertise that already exists in the Faculty and University. CCEC will also provide a more coherent means to facilitate greater multidisciplinary working and cooperation of the many other pockets of interest in the areas it addresses across the University and beyond.

The University is already in the unique position of possessing the largest group of active researchers engaged in this area in the UK, if not the world. In addition to the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) there are interested scholars located in the School of Computing (SOC), Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) and School of Psychology (SOP).

The CCEC research focuses upon the following broad areas

  • Fraud
  • Corruption
  • Intellectual property crime
  • Financial regulation
  • Economic and industrial espionage
  • Money laundering
  • Cybercrime
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital forensics
  • Forensic accounting
  • Prevention, detection, investigation and punishment for cybercrimes and economic crimes
  • Environmental crime
  • Victimology

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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