Identity Theft & Fraud – Learning from the USA

A new report is recommending all consumers be given access to one free credit report per year in order to combat identity theft, one of the UK’s fastest growing crimes. The report, Identity Theft and Fraud: Learning from the USA was written by leading criminologist Professor Martin Gill and commissioned by Capital One. Professor Gill suggests that free annual credit […]

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Learning from Fraudsters

The report is based on interviews with 16 convicted offenders. The main focus is on people who have stolen large sums from organisations with which they are connected (usually those that they are employed by). Listening to what they have to say facilitates insights from a different perspective, and it is hoped that highlighting offenders’ experiences and the reasons for […]

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The Fight Against Identify Fraud: A Brief Study of the EU, the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands

This report is based on a brief review of the response to identity theft in the EU, the Netherlands, France, Germany and the UK. In particular the report focuses on what the current status in law regarding identity theft is in each country, what individual governments are doing to highlight the issue with individuals/businesses and what estimates have been made/assessments […]

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Learning from Fraudsters – Reinforcing the Message

A second report based on follow-up interviews with fraudsters has been published. The work was undertaken for Protiviti and includes interviews with a range of different types of fraudsters, including those who committed passport frauds and were caught when leaving the country, a fraudster who adopted identities, and theft from employers including someone who stole from a school and two […]

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Identity Theft in the UK: The Offender and Victim Perpective

This main purpose of this study was to consult offenders to provide an insight into how they get hold of the information that they use to commit identity fraud with a special focus on using paper based documents e.g. utility bills, bank statements, birth certificates etc. By consulting victims the aim was to get their perspective on how their details […]

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Evaluation of CCTV in the London Borough of Lewisham

This paper reports on an evaluation of the town centre CCTV scheme in the London Borough of Lewisham. The study was conducted in 2003 and 2004, and looked at the scheme’s operation in the years 1996 to 2004. The evaluation was conducted by a mixture of process evaluation (examination of the implementation and management of the scheme) and impact evaluation […]

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The Home Office – Assessing the Impact of CCTV

This report was produced by Professor Martin Gill and a team of researchers from the University of Leicester for the Home Office and evaluates 13 Closed Circuit Television Camera (CCTV) projects (comprising 14 separate systems) implemented in a range of contexts, including town centres, city centres, car parks, hospitals and residential areas. The projects were funded under Phase 2 of […]

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A short evaluation of the (economic) benefits of the Milton Keynes CCTV System in managing police resources

This provides a summary of the findings from a research project looking at the economic and efficiency benefits to the police and the wider criminal justice system of a CCTV system in Milton Keynes. The study found a wide range of benefits, some of which were costed to determine a return on investment. It is clear that CCTV offers a […]

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Prejudice Related Bullying – experiences of teachers and headteachers

Perpetuity undertook a piece of research on behalf of the NASUWT to explore the experiences of prejudice related bullying and harassment (PRB) amongst teachers and headteachers in schools. The study involved: a largescale literature review of available sources on prejudice related bullying and harassment of teachers and head teachers, an online survey of teachers. Not only was it apparent that […]

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Sink or swim? Learning Lessons from Newly Qualified and Recently Qualified Teachers

Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International have for the last five years been undertaking research, commissioned by the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, into the experiences of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and recently qualified teachers (RQTs). The final stage of the research investigated the impact of pupil behaviour on the recruitment and retention of NQTs and RQTs and […]

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