Michael Skidmore is a senior researcher at the Police Foundation and has led a portfolio of work which has focused on serious and organised crime and the response from local and national enforcement. Specific themes include fraud, child sexual exploitation and modern slavery, as well as the methods of police and partners for understanding, prioritising and addressing harm caused by organised crime. Previously he worked at the Home Office and led on research profiling organised crime offenders and before that completed research in prisons and other custodial environments to inform inspections and thematic reports by HMI Prisons. He also has extensive prior experience as a support worker for ex-offenders in the community and has an MSc in forensic psychology from London Metropolitan University. Michael did his DPhil in criminology and policing studies at the University of Portsmouth.
Last week the government published its long-awaited fraud strategy which seeks to strengthen the national response to fraud (HM Government, 2023). Fraud is the most common crime type affecting people...
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