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Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Earlsfort Centre, Lower Hatch St., Dublin, Ireland, Elsevier, Ltd.
March 30, 2013

A capability maturity model for digital investigations
By Martin Kerrigan

In the UK the accounting firm KPMG has published an annual “Fraud Barometer” since 1987. This report monitors major fraud cases being heard in the UK's Crown Courts, where criminal charges (or a connected civil claim) of over £100,000 are laid. In a recent barometer (KPMG LLP, 2011), KPMG reported the highest level ever of fraud cases in its 23 year history, up 16% on 2009, which itself had been the second highest on record. While professional criminals remained the biggest threat, fraud among corporate managers increased 20% year-on-year. Statistics gathered in the US (Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), 2011) also reflect this pattern. These statistics, based on comparisons of the number of defendants charged with white collar crime-related offences, show an increase in prosecution of 30% for April 2011 compared to April 2006.......[citing TRAC research].

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse, Syracuse University
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