The policing, investigation and governance of ‘Rogue Trader’ fraud: Whose responsibility?

Rachael Aplin

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This Rogue Trader fraud study examines questionnaire data from 26 England and Wales police force intelligence branches (FIB) and trading standards focus group data. Findings highlight police disinclination to investigate and prosecute rogue trader ‘fraud’ due to its low priority; the complexity of level two criminality and stretched police resources, all exacerbated by poor application of the Fraud Act 2006. Placing artifice crimes on separate NPCC portfolios reduces the scope to identify patterns in crime series offending, fragmenting the intelligence picture. Whilst this crime lacks an enforcement arm and straddles trading standards and police remits, rogue trader remains ‘nobody’s problem’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-636
Number of pages20
JournalThe Police Journal
Issue number4
Early online date1 Jun 2021
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


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