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NCJ Number: 147946 Find in a Library
Journal: Justitiele Verkenningen  Volume:19  Issue:1  Dated:(January-February 1993)  Pages:8-34
Author(s): G H J Homburg
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 27
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: Dutch
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: The characteristics of the victim and the structure or individual character of the case are distinctive aspects of fraud and must be considered in efforts to prevent and control this crime.
Abstract: The nature of the victim, which may include the government, determines who must address and prevent fraud. The structure and individual characteristics of the fraud determine the techniques that should be used. The effective enforcement of laws and regulations requires adequate information on the incidence and volume of fraud. Little information is available, however. Several initiatives and experiments are under way to improve the provision of information, which would aid the setting of priorities and the coordination of efforts to address it. A shortage of capacity in the administration of justice makes it necessary to divide tasks. Victims, especially public services, must develop their own policies. Such an effort often requires a change in the culture of organizations. (Translator summary modified)
Main Term(s): Victims of Crime
Index Term(s): Crime in foreign countries; Crime prevention planning; Criminology; Fraud investigations
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