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Home Office Research Report 65 looks at the use of financial investigations by law enforcement to tackle organised crime. It examines the role of financial investigations at all stages of the enforcement process including investigation, prosecution and the recovery of proceeds.
The evidence is qualitative in nature and draws on interviews with professionals working on specific cases: financial investigators, officers in charge of the investigation, and Crown Prosecution Service representatives.
This report describes the use and potential benefits of financial investigations, along with the challenges faced at each stage of the enforcement process for tackling organised crime.