Cross-border fraud and the case for an ‘interfraud’

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the growing problem of cross-border fraud, assess the structures that have emerged to deal with it, identify weaknesses and make the case for a new international body to lead the fight against cross-border fraud. Design/methodology/approach – This paper reviews various primary and secondary resources drawn from around the world to assess the current infrastructure for addressing cross-border fraud. Findings – The paper finds various gaps as well as examples of good practice in the fight against cross-border fraud. However, to have a meaningful impact it is concluded a new international body is required. Research limitations/implications – The paper is largely focused upon the English speaking world and the European Union and does not explore the nature and response to the problem beyond these areas, other than in current international led responses. Practical implications – The findings have implications for national and international bodies in considering appropriate ways forward in creating stronger infrastructures to counter cross-border fraud. Originality/value – This paper will be useful to policy-makers and the law enforcement community in considering options for the future and is the first to advocate a new international capacity to fight cross-border fraud.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-303
Number of pages19
JournalPolicing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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