Closing the gap between Academia and Policymaking in the UK Economic crime Response (CAPER)

  • Pasculli, Lorenzo (Principal Investigator)
  • Goncalves Barreto, Eliana (Research Assistant)

Project: Internally funded project

Project Details


The Economic Crime Plan 2019-22 reveals limited interaction and knowledge exchanges between academia and policymakers. This can undermine the effectiveness and the legitimacy of any policy against economic crime. CAPER seeks to create a consortium between CFCI, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), Transcrime and the University of the West of England (UWQ) to perform a preliminary assessment of the current state of knowledge exchange between academia and policymakers, co-production of knowledge and evidence-based policy in the UK response to economic crime, identify their merits and failures, and explore possible solutions also considering international experiences. Such assessment will rely on (a) collaborative desk research; (b) a questionnaire for partners and relevant international stakeholders; (c) a roundtable with the same partners and stakeholders. The knowledge base co-produced through CAPER will inform a longer-term proposal for a bid for an ESRC Research Grant to implement this project’s final recommendations.
Effective start/end date25/01/2230/06/22


  • academia
  • research
  • Policy
  • policy making
  • evidence-based policy
  • economic crime
  • financial crime


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