This chapter outlines the background to the study, including why the research was conducted and the aims and methods of the research. In this chapter the authors highlight how scant our knowledge is on organised criminals involved in fraud, how little we know about pathways into fraud and individual experiences of organised criminality, and how slight our understanding is of how cases come to light, the investigative process, and the challenges faced by law enforcement professionals when investigating organised groups involved in fraud.
KeywordsEconomic crime Economic downturn Financial crisis Fraud Technologies
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