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Challenges in policing financial crime

Young, Mary Alice; Phillips, Amber

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Mary Young
Associate Professor in Law


Barry Rider


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.


Young, M. A., & Phillips, A. (2022). Challenges in policing financial crime. In B. Rider (Ed.), A Research Agenda for Financial Crime (89-104). Edward Elgar Publishing

Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2022
Online Publication Date Dec 3, 2022
Publication Date Dec 3, 2022
Deposit Date Dec 9, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jun 4, 2023
Publisher Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages 89-104
Series Title Elgar Research Agendas
Edition First
Book Title A Research Agenda for Financial Crime
Chapter Number 5
ISBN 978 1 80220 133 8
Keywords Financial crime, Crime, Law
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