Economic crime is a significant feature of the UK’s economic landscape and yet despite the government’s bold mission statements ‘to hold those suspected of financial wrongdoing to account’ as part of their ‘day of reckoning’ and ‘serious about white-collar crime’ agenda, there is a sense that this is still not being done effectively.
This book examines the history of the creation of the UK’s anti-economic crime institutions and accompanying legislation, providing a critique of their effectiveness. The book analyses whether the recent regulatory regime is fit for purpose as well as being appropriate for the future. In order to explore how the UK’s economic crime strategies could be improved the book takes a comparative approach analysing policy and legislative responses to economic crime in the United States and Australia in order to determine whether the UK could or should import similar structures or laws to improve the enforcement of UK economic crime.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The United Kingdom: fraud and related offences 3. The United Kingdom: bribery and corruption 4. The United States of America 5. Australia 6. Conclusions
Dr Axel Palmer holds a PhD specialising in economic crime and is a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Law, University of the West of England, UK. He is a former Head of Debt Management and a Head of Litigation at a major bank. His research interests are in the field of economic crime, encompassing fraud, bribery and corruption.