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The value of offender profiling in credit card fraud

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dc.contributor.advisor Madzivhandila, Avhashoni Cynthia Shikwambane, Des 2022-04-28T09:23:15Z 2022-04-28T09:23:15Z 2021-09-06
dc.description.abstract The use of credit cards is prevalent in modern day society and credit card fraud has kept on growing in recent years. Financial losses owing to fraud affect not only merchants and banks (for example, repayments), but also individual clients. If the bank loses money, customers eventually pay as well through higher interest rates, higher membership fees, etc. Fraud may also affect the reputation and image of a merchant causing non-financial losses that, though difficult to quantify in the short term, may become visible in the long term The aim of this research is to evaluate how offender profiling can be used as a technique in the investigation of credit card fraud within the Alexandra Cluster area. A successful investigation begins at the crime scene. Hence, it is important for investigators to always remember the objectives of crime investigation. Offender profiling remains a tool in investigations, despite concerns about its effectiveness. The value of offender profiling in the investigation of credit card fraud was discussed. The researcher utilised national and international literature sources to gather new and current techniques credit card fraud investigations. Interviews were conducted with ten South African Police Service (SAPS) members who are investigating specifically credit card fraud cases. The inclusive purpose of this study was to provide practical recommendations for the implementation and use of offender profiling by SAPS members in the investigation of credit card fraud. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (ix, 70 leaves)
dc.language.iso English en
dc.subject Forensic en
dc.subject Investigation en
dc.subject Profiling en
dc.subject Offender profiling en
dc.subject Fraud en
dc.subject Credit card fraud en
dc.subject.ddc 363.259630968221
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal behavior, Prediction of -- South Africa -- Johannesburg en
dc.subject.lcsh Criminal investigation -- South Africa -- Johannesburg -- Psychological aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Fraud investigation -- South Africa -- Johannesburg en
dc.subject.lcsh Credit card fraud -- South Africa -- Johannesburg en
dc.title The value of offender profiling in credit card fraud en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Police Practice en M. Tech. (Forensic Investigation)

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