Law enforcement efforts to disrupt financial crime rest on a myriad of crime control policies which are designed outside of the interests of enforcement bodies. Neglecting to recognize the lived experiences of frontline officers threatens the effectiveness of policing efforts to tackle financial crime because officers are working with policies which do not reflect the reality of the situation ‘on the ground’. ‘Financial crime’ covers a wide range of offences and the responsibility for its control rests in part on effective policing. This chapter adopts an international approach (in recognition of the complex and transnational nature of much financial crime); but its examination of policing is rooted in the UK, in the interests of facilitating a more focused analysis.
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