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The Law Relating to Financial Crime in the United Kingdom

1st Edition

By Karen Harrison, Nicholas Ryder


202 pages

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Outlining the different types of financial crime and its impact, this book is a user-friendly, up-to-date guide to the regulatory processes, systems and legislation which exist in the UK. Each chapter has a similar structure and covers individual financial crimes such as money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, insider dealing, market abuse and bribery and corruption. Offences are summarized and their extent is evaluated using national and international documents. Detailed assessments of financial institutions and regulatory bodies are made and the achievements of these institutions are analysed. Sentencing and policy options for different financial crimes are included and suggestions are made as to how criminal proceeds might be recovered. Drawing the different themes of the book together, the final chapter makes recommendations for the future and will provoke further thought and discussion on this topical subject. Each chapter also has a section on Recommending Reading. It will be a valuable resource for students studying vocational courses and will be a key text for undergraduate and post-graduate students in law schools, departments of criminal justice and business schools.


’This book comprehensively and from a practical perspective addresses financial crime in this wider and more relevant context. It provides the reader with not only the substantive law, but sets it within the relevant regulatory and enforcement environment. This work is a vital tool for anyone concerned about protecting the integrity of their institution and bringing fraudsters to book!’ Barry Rider, Centre for International Documentation on Organised and Economic Crime (CIDOEC), UK ’This is a much needed and most timely book. Financial crime is a subject of increasing importance which can no longer be ignored. The authors have produced an excellent text addressing topics such as fraud, insider dealing and market abuse in a manner which combines thoroughness with accessibility. I unhesitatingly recommend the book to students as well as practitioners who are beginning to develop an interest in the subject.’ Jonathan Fisher QC, London School of Economics, UK ’Karen Harrison and Nicholas Ryder have made a major contribution to advancing our knowledge of this increasingly important area of law by providing excellent ideas and recommendations for the future. The authors are to be congratulated for their efforts and the book deserves to be widely read.’ Roman Tomasic, University of South Australia and Durham Law School, UK ’It is well-written, well-researched and academically stimulating; it is one of those rare texts which you could read in one go… a key text for anyone interested in the legal aspects of financial crime in the UK.' Student Law Journal

About the Authors

Dr Karen Harrison is Senior Lecturer in law at the University of Hull. Previously she has taught at Bristol Law School, University of the West of England, Bristol, and Coventry University. Her teaching and research interests focus on criminal law, criminal justice and penology in general and dangerous offenders, especially sex offenders, in particular. Dr Nic Ryder is Associate Professor in Law at the Bristol Law School, University of the West of England, Bristol. His teaches and researches in the areas of Commercial Law, Financial Crime, and Credit Unions. He has published widely on these and related areas.

About the Series

The Law of Financial Crime

While a growing number of high profile financial crime cases have hit the headlines recently the topic of financial crime is also generating much attention amongst academics and practitioners. This series will be the first to be dedicated to the law of financial, or economic, crime and offers a platform for important and original research in this area.  

Books in the series will cover traditional subjects of financial crime including money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, market abuse, insider dealing, market manipulation, tax evasion, bribery and corruption. But broader legal and regulatory issues will also be covered as well as emerging areas of concern such as the risks to stability of the financial system posed by financial crime. Emphasis will be placed on comparative approaches to the subject considering legislation across a number of jurisdictions as well as international regulations where appropriate, giving the series a truly global outlook. 

The titles in the series are primarily aimed at an audience of researchers, scholars and practitioners in the area but should also be of interest to policy makers, law enforcement agencies, financial regulatory agencies, as well as people employed within the financial services sector.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology