The University of Wolverhampton

Staff Profile: Professor Graham Brooks

Name
Professor Graham Brooks
Title
Senior Lecturer
Subject AreaLaw
Research GroupCentre for Research in Law
SchoolThe Wolverhampton Law School
Tel.01902 322770
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Summary

Professor Graham Brooks specialises in fraud and corruption in sport, money laundering and gambling, and state capture and corruption. Prof Brooks is lead author of Fraud, Corruption and Sport (2013) (Palgrave Macmillan) and The Prevention of Corruption: Investigation, Enforcement and Governance’(2013) (Palgrave Macmillan) and has published several articles on fraud and corruption in interdisciplinary journals. Prof Brooks was also part of a research team (at Portsmouth) that developed Fraud Loss Measurement (FLM) exercise now used as guidance in EU/China project on measuring fraud and online fraud resilience tool with PKF used by National Fraud Authority and Charity Commission. He was also recently plenary speaker Cabinet Office (2012) at the Cabinet Counter Fraud Conference in London. Prof Brooks has also held a wide range of roles such as Secretariat of the Counter Fraud Professional Accreditation Board (CFPAB), Community Safety Officer in the United Kingdom, and an Offender Liaison Officer for a charity in Sydney so far in his career.

Qualifications

  • Social Policy BA (Leeds Polytechnic)
  • MPhil Criminology (Cambridge)
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research Methods (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and
  • PhD Fraud and Corruption: Measurement, strategies and policing(Portsmouth University)  

Recent Research Activities

Involved (as part of a team) in:

  • Develop Fraud Loss Measurement Exercise for Dept of International Development (Funded by DFID)
  • Evaluation of Wessex young offenders resettlement project (Funded by Youth Justice Board)
  • Evaluation of civil prosecutions of fraud (Funded by East Midlands Fraud Forum, West Midlands Police and Eversheds)
  • Evaluation of ‘crash for cash’ insurance scams (Funded by Acromas)

Recent Publications

  • Prof Brooks is lead author of Fraud, Corruption and Sport (2013) (Palgrave Macmillan) and The Prevention of Corruption: Investigation, Enforcement and Governance’(2013) (Palgrave Macmillan) and has published several articles on fraud and corruption. The most recent are: 
  • Brooks, G. (2013/4) ‘Crime in the Boardroom: Extending the focus beyond football fans’ in M. Hopkins and J. Treadwell ‘Football Hooliganism, Crime and Crowd Management: Contemporary perspectives' (Basingstoke: Palgrave)
  • Farooq, Z., M., K., and Brooks, G. (2013) Arab fraud and corruption professionals’ views in the Arabian Gulf, Journal of Financial Crime, 20, (3), pp.338-347
  • Lewis, C., Brooks, G., Button, M., Shepherd, D. and Wakefield, A (2012) Evaluating the Case for Greater Use of Private Prosecutions in England and Wales for Fraud Offences, International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice (submitted November 2012)
  • Brooks, G.,Lee, J., and Kim, H (2012) Match-Fixing in Korean Football: Corruption in the K-League and the Importance of Maintaining Sporting Integrity, Journal of Contents: A Korean Journal8, (2), pp.82-88
  • Brooks, G. (2012) Online gambling and money laundering: ‘views from the inside’, Journal of Money Laundering Control, 15 (3), 304-316

Recent Conference Papers

  • What does best practice Looks like in the public sector?’ Plenary Speaker, Cabinet Office Counter Fraud Conference, London, 19 November 2012   
  • Fraud reporting and whistleblowing best practice’. Cabinet Office Counter Fraud Conference, London, 19 November 2012   
  • ‘Online Gambling, Corruption and Sport: ‘The Need for Increased Security?’ Asian Association Police Studies Conference, Shengyang, China July 10-12, 2012 
  • ‘State Capture: Don’t Do as We Do, Do As We Tell You!’ British Criminology Conference, University of Portsmouth, July 4-6 July 
  • ‘In Danger of Victimisation: Fraud in Football Clubs?’Counter Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference, Monday 13 June

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Institute of Teaching and Learning HE (Member)
  • Higher Education Academy (Fellow)
  • Asian Association Police Studies (AAPS) (Member)
  • Anti-Corruption Nework (Oxford University) (Member)

Media Appearances/Interviews

  • Interviewed by Robert Stokes (assistant editor) for International News Services Ltd (2013): Match Fixing in Football
  • Plenary Speaker Cabinet Office Counter Fraud Conference (2012)  
  • Interviewed by BBC Radio 5 Live: Fraud in Football (2012)
  • Interviewed by Korean Television: Managing Offenders in the Community (2011)