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Computer Fraud: A People Problem?

Emma Grundy (Researcher at the Woolwich Centre for Computer Crime Research.)
Paul Collier (Lecturer in Accountancy and ICAEW Academic Fellow.)
Barry Spaul (Lecturer in Accountancy and Director of the Woolwich Centre for Computer Crime Research.)

Journal of Financial Crime

ISSN: 1359-0790

Article publication date: 1 January 1993


The crux of the paper's argument is that, if organisations are to counter computer fraud, they must adopt suitable personnel procedures. The authors start by examining previous research into computer fraud focusing on the work of Albrecht et al and Bologna. They then set out personnel practices and procedures which, it is maintained, provide a powerful deterrent to computer crime. The paper ends with an analysis of the Audit Commission's publication, ‘Survey of Computer Fraud and Abuse’ and an examination of cases where improved personnel procedures may have deterred computer abuse.


Grundy, E., Collier, P. and Spaul, B. (1993), "Computer Fraud: A People Problem?", Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 1 No. 1, pp. 31-44.




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