The management of corruption and fraud in football in England

Medhi, Arjun (2011) The management of corruption and fraud in football in England. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This paper is a systematic literature review of existing research concerning the strategies involved in countering fraud and corruption in the funding of English football clubs and draw on, where relevant, with the financial services industry sector’s strategies that are engaged in preventing money laundering. The definitions of fraud and corruption are be critically explored. Central focus will be on the difficulties in understanding corruption, exploring different interpretations of its subjective nature and then applying a definition for the football sector. This research will critically examine the fraud and corruption risks that exhibit in football club ownership in England. The nature of the English football business of the last thirty years is analysed, focussing on the problems debt ridden football clubs face and their attractiveness for substantial criminal investment. Current strategies to counter fraud and corruption, in particular, money laundering in English football are critically evaluated. For example, the Fit and Proper Persons Test will be examined. This research will then suggest building on existing counter fraud and corruption strategies and suggest further approaches. The proposed strategies will also draw on research of strategies that counter money laundering in the UK financial services sector. This paper concludes by recommending a model counter fraud and counter corruption strategy for the English football sector and providing a summary of the key conclusions and will draw together the research as a whole. The research findings will show how it has extended the field of knowledge of fraud and corruption in football.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2011 14:29
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:50

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