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The not so thin blue line after all? investigative resources dedicated to fighting fraud/economic crime in the United Kingdom

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This article using Freedom of Information requests to all the major police forces in the UK identifies the resources dedicated to specialist police/economic crime. The article shows there has been an increase in resources in comparison to other recent studies, and it also illustrates the organizational structures dedicated to economic crime/fraud, the priority given to fraud/economic crime, and the growing use of civilians. It also makes comparison to some other major investigative bodies dedicated to fraud; and concludes that although the resources maybe increasing, they are still not commensurate to the scale of the problem of economic crime and more resources are still required.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-142
Issue number2
Early online date3 Nov 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • The not so thin blue line

    Rights statement: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at:

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