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The investigation of credit card fraud in Cyprus: reviewing police “effectiveness”

Andreas Papadopoulos (European Union and International Police Corporation Directorate, Nicosia, Cyprus)
Graham Brooks (Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK)

Journal of Financial Crime

ISSN: 1359-0790

Article publication date: 19 July 2011

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to examine the “effectiveness” of the Cyprus police in investigating credit card fraud.

Design/methodology/approach

In total, 19 semi‐structured interviews with key criminal justice personnel were undertaken to assess the current capacity of police in investigating credit card fraud.

Findings

The paper discovers that a far more co‐ordinated approach is needed to tackle credit card fraud in Cyprus, with a lack of specialised knowledge of fraud a major concern.

Research limitations/implications

All interview schedules were sent before the interviews took place and three of the respondents provided written responses only.

Originality/value

This is the first study of its kind that involved primary research interviewing 19 key personnel involved in policing credit card fraud in Cyprus.

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Citation

Papadopoulos, A. and Brooks, G. (2011), "The investigation of credit card fraud in Cyprus: reviewing police “effectiveness”", Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 18 No. 3, pp. 222-234. https://doi.org/10.1108/13590791111147442

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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