Just about everybody doing the business? Explaining 'cash-for-crash insurance fraud in the United Kingdom

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/610823
Title:
Just about everybody doing the business? Explaining 'cash-for-crash insurance fraud in the United Kingdom
Authors:
Button, M.; Brooks, Graham; Lewis, C.; Aleem, A.
Abstract:
There is much international research on the different types of fraud committed by individuals and/or organised crime. There is, however, limited research on insurance fraud and a particular species of such fraud which has become known as ‘cash-for-crash’ fraud in the United Kingdom. In addition there are very few published studies of fraudsters which actually draw upon interviews with those that have committed the act(s). This paper bridges both of these gaps providing a focus upon ‘cash-for-crash’ fraudsters which is based upon empirical research drawn from six interviews with such offenders and a database of over 400 offenders built upon successful prosecutions of such cases in the United Kingdom. This paper offers a profile of such offenders and presents insights into why and how some people might become involved in ‘cash-for-crash’ type frauds.
Citation:
Just about everybody doing the business? Explaining 'cash-for-crash insurance fraud in the United Kingdom 2016 Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology
Issue Date:
21-Mar-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/610823
DOI:
10.1177/0004865816638910
Additional Links:
http://anj.sagepub.com/lookup/doi/10.1177/0004865816638910
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0004-8658; 1837-9273
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dc.contributor.authorButton, M.en
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Grahamen
dc.contributor.authorLewis, C.en
dc.contributor.authorAleem, A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-26T14:54:10Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-26T14:54:10Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.identifier.citationJust about everybody doing the business? Explaining 'cash-for-crash insurance fraud in the United Kingdom 2016 Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminologyen
dc.identifier.issn0004-8658en
dc.identifier.issn1837-9273en
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0004865816638910en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/610823en
dc.description.abstractThere is much international research on the different types of fraud committed by individuals and/or organised crime. There is, however, limited research on insurance fraud and a particular species of such fraud which has become known as ‘cash-for-crash’ fraud in the United Kingdom. In addition there are very few published studies of fraudsters which actually draw upon interviews with those that have committed the act(s). This paper bridges both of these gaps providing a focus upon ‘cash-for-crash’ fraudsters which is based upon empirical research drawn from six interviews with such offenders and a database of over 400 offenders built upon successful prosecutions of such cases in the United Kingdom. This paper offers a profile of such offenders and presents insights into why and how some people might become involved in ‘cash-for-crash’ type frauds.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://anj.sagepub.com/lookup/doi/10.1177/0004865816638910en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminologyen
dc.subjectFrauden
dc.subjectPolicingen
dc.subject'Crash for cash'en
dc.subjectInsuranceen
dc.titleJust about everybody doing the business? Explaining 'cash-for-crash insurance fraud in the United Kingdomen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalAustralian & New Zealand Journal of Criminologyen
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