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A Fresh Look at Fraud
Theoretical and Applied Perspectives

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ISBN 9780367861445
May 10, 2022 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

A Fresh Look at Fraud features psychologists, criminologists, and computer scientists to address the state-of-art research on the rising problem of fraud, scams, and financial abuse, stimulating a cross-disciplinary exchange of ideas, theories, methods, and practices.

In this timely volume, Yaniv Hanoch and Stacey Wood bring together leading international researchers to discuss and review state-of-the-art research in fraud research, adopting diverse methodologies (from experimental to neuroimaging), perspectives, and questions. The book addresses topics such as mass marketing fraud, financial exploitation, ageing and cyber fraud, risk factors associated with becoming a fraud victim and online/cryptocurrency fraud. It offers a holistic picture of emerging trends and issues in fraud research and also includes discussion of the ‘Next Frontiers’ in research and important insights on how to create solutions.

This book will be a crucial read for practitioners and researchers engaged in fraud research and other fields such as Forensic Psychology, Social Psychology, Criminal Behavior, and Criminology, as well as for postgraduates training in these fields.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Yaniv Hanoch and Stacey Wood

Chapter 2. Mass-Market Consumer Frauds: What the Statistical Data Show

Keith B. Anderson

Chapter 3. Aging Online: Rethinking the Aging Decision Maker in a Digital Era

Natalie C. Ebner, Didem Pehlivanoglu, Rebecca Polk, Gary R. Turner, & R. Nathan Spreng

Chapter 4. Trends in online consumer fraud: A data science perspective

Felix Soldner, Bennett Kleinberg, Shane Johnson

Chapter 5. Vulnerability to Financial Exploitation in Older Age: A Neuropsychology Perspective

S. Duke Han

Chapter 6. Psychological Aspects of Elder Financial Exploitation: Risk Factors, Intervention Approaches, and Case Studies

Peter A. Lichtenberg, Rebecca Campbell and Latoya Hall

Chapter 7. Do Not Distract Me While I am Winning This Auction: The Psychology of Auction Fraud

David Modic

Chapter 8. Scams in the Time of COVID-19: Pandemic Trends in Scams and Fraud

Stacey Wood, David Hengerer, and Yaniv Hanoch

Chapter 9. Cognitive and Metacognitive Predictors of Financial Exploitation: Understanding Fraud Susceptibility in Adulthood

Laura C. Walzak and Wendy Loken Thornton

Chapter 10. Cryptocurrencies: Boons and curses for fraud prevention

Josh Kamps, Arianna Trozze, and Bennett Kleinberg



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Yaniv Hanoch is Associate Professor of Risk Management, Southampton University Business School, Southampton University, UK.

Stacey Wood is Molly Mason Jones Professor of Psychology at Scripps College, USA.


'A Fresh Look At Fraud showcases some of the leading international fraud researchers current works on fraud across the lifespan, including fraud trends such as covid related, cryptocurrency and other technology facilitated fraud crimes. It is a major contribution to theories of fraud susceptibility using indicators built on the intersectionality of psychology, neuroscience and economics (as well I would add to the field of victimology). It encompasses a systematic survey of the current research on fraud susceptibility that will hopefully drive further research and implementation of more effective programs to intervene and assist fraud victims, especially susceptible and vulnerable older adults.'  

- Debbie Deem, FBI Victim Specialist (retired)