Cybercrime, money mules and situational crime prevention: Recruitment, motives and involvement mechanisms

E. Rutger Leukfeldt, Edward R. Kleemans

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Abstract

This is a first exploratory study into possibilities to counter the recruitment of money mules, based on 112 statements of money mules from 14 Dutch criminal investigations into phishing and malware networks. The study focused on motives and techniques of neutralization as well an on possibilities for situational crime prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminal Networks and Law Enforcement
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal Perspectives on Illegal Enterprise
EditorsSaskia Hufnagel, Anton Moiseienko
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter5
Pages75-89
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351176194
ISBN (Print)9780815386001
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2019

Keywords

  • Cybercrime
  • Organized crime
  • Money laundering
  • Money mules
  • Recruitment
  • Situational Crime Prevention

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