A public perception survey: should a national fraud database be established as a means of fraud deterrence?

Cosgrove, Madeline (2015) A public perception survey: should a national fraud database be established as a means of fraud deterrence? MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This research project investigates the perceptions held by the public in relation to the creation of a National Fraud Database to be used in the pre-employment stage by organisations as well as a sanction for those who have been found guilty of committing fraud while in employment. Using secondary data relating to areas surrounding the topic of a National Fraud Database, a basis of knowledge was created and used to aid the primary data collection stage of the research that took place through the use of an online questionnaire. The questionnaire attempted to identify and gather data on the perceptions of participants in regards to fraud in general and how widespread it is believed to be in society, how widespread it is believed specific types of fraud are, perceptions on current sanctions used for fraud cases and lastly gather data on perceptions on the running of the National Fraud Database should it be created. It is argued that fraud is a costly crime to society that takes many different forms and has the potential to reach into many different aspects of everyday life and therefore it is of utmost importance to find an effective means of deterring those who would or are currently committing such crimes as well as acting as an effective and lawful sanction for those who have been found guilty of committing fraud. It is believed that the National Fraud Database has the potential to fulfil these criteria.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 12:43
    Last Modified: 03 Dec 2015 12:43
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/18990

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