Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

Risk, Counter Fraud and Cyber Resilience

Cluster Leader: Dr Alison Wakefield

The Risk, Counter-Fraud and Cyber Resilience theme brings together a diverse body of researchers, students and practitioners sharing research interests in societal and organisational risk, the delivery of security from both public and private sector perspectives, and the distinct challenge of fraud and its effective control. Coming from a variety of disciplinary and career backgrounds, we are interdisciplinary in our outlook and committed to the development of applied research that can inform policy and practice. 


Risk, Counter Fraud and Cyber Resilience
  • Border security
  • Commercial security 
  • Community safety
  • Corporate security 
  • Enterprise risk management 
  • Fraud and corruption – see also the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies (CCFS)
  • Investigations and intelligence 
  • Policing 
  • Security networks and partnerships 
  • Serious and organised crime 
  • Societal and organisational resilience 


  • Dean Blackbourn
    Fraud & corruption; victims of fraud & corruption; countering fraud & corruption measures; social engineering & fraud
  • Mark Button
    Private policing; security management; security officers; private security regulation; counter fraud; fraud measurement; fraud policing and punishment; fraud victims
  • Vasileos Karagiannopoulos
    Information technology law and regulation; crime, punishment and new technologies; human rights; regulation theories; critical criminology; internet politics and political protest; intellectual property law; penology
  • Barry Loveday
  • Paul Norman
    The use of learning technologies in Higher Education; distributed learning communities; eLearning strategies; and capacity building
  • Geoff Smith
    Public sector fraud and corruption; EU fraud; risk and safety management in the public sector; security management
  • Martin Tunley
    Fraud loss measurement; healthcare fraud; benefit fraud; counter fraud investigation; corruption
  • Alison Wakefield
    The evolving nature of the delivery of security, including: cyber security; business continuity; counter fraud; and counter terrorism 
  • Victoria Wang
    Information security: risk assessment and data science; surveillance and monitoring: formal methods and practices; cybercrime: theories and practices; contemporary criminological and social theories; the co-construction of technology and society: social aspects of the internet