Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
The Centre for Counter Fraud Studies (CCFS) was formed in 2009 and is one of the specialist research centres of the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies. It has been founded to accommodate the growing interest in counter fraud that has occurred within the Institute over the last ten years, providing a clear focus for research, knowledge transfer and educational provision to the counter fraud community.
Professor Mark Button, Director of the CCFS
The problem of fraud is underestimated, undervalued and under researched. There is much that can be done to tackle it and central to that is enhancing our knowledge of the problem and what works in reducing it. CCFS has been created to enhance this knowledge and contribute towards a reduction in the problem. I hope you will register with the CCFS to receive further information and become active in the activities we intend to run.
Jim Gee, Chair of Advisory Board
I am excited by the potential that the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies (CCFS) has to further develop professionalism in the way we tackle fraud and corruption, something that I have worked hard to achieve throughout my career. As Chair of the Centre, I shall be working closely with Dr Mark Button, its Director, to ensure that this potential is realised. Every counter fraud specialist needs the latest knowledge and information to be effective in their work - knowledge really is power in this area! The more we know, the better we can protect our organisations and ensure that resources are used where they should be.
Statement of purpose and values
The Centre for Counter Fraud Studies will:
- collate and organise the widest possible range of information, research, publications and data about the nature and extent of fraud and corruption and the solutions which have been and are being applied
- make this information available to those working to counter fraud and corruption
- offer bespoke research services where better quality information is needed
- provide an independent assessment of the effectiveness of arrangements to counter fraud and corruption
- support those working in counter fraud and corruption by providing the latest, best quality information
- promote the development of professionalism and the process of professionalisation within the counter fraud community
- further the development of ethical practice, good governance, human rights, equal opportunities, integrity and fair treatment within the counter fraud community
- promote ethical approaches to countering fraud that recognise the interests of disadvantaged communities and groups frequently discriminated against