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

Button, Mark, Brooks, Graham, Lewis, Chris and Aleem, Azeem (2017) Just about everybody doing the business? Explaining 'cash-for-crash' insurance fraud in the United Kingdom. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 50 (2). pp. 176-194. ISSN 0004-8658

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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.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology, Vol.50, Issue 2, June-2017 by Sage Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. © The Author(s) 2016. It is available at: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0004865816638910
Uncontrolled Keywords: Insurance fraud, ‘cash-for-crash’, offenders, motivation, profile
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice
Law and criminal justice > Criminal justice > Criminology
Law and criminal justice
Depositing User: Graham Brooks
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2017 10:45
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2017 13:05
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4025

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