International Maritime Fraud

Author(s) Eric Ellen, Donald Campbell
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell
Date 1981
Pages 182
Format pdf
Size 32 Mb







Commercial fraud is considered one of the methods of crime that brings to its practitioners truly huge rewards. Even taking into consideration serious difficulties that commonly stem from packs of documentation and also real complexity of detail, it still can be quite simple to investigate and subsequently prosecute. However, this is only truth when and if particular deals or transactions have been recognized to be fraudulent with the material available linking the offenders to the crime.

The present title is mainly concerned with some special kind of commercial fraud - the maritime fraud, which is obviously of international nature. It is directly associated with the transportation of cargoes from one country to another, with possible dishonesty in using vessels for carrying those goods, offences against people having their commercial interest involved, crimes against insurers.

The idea of the authors was to describe the most typical frauds to make them easier to be recognized in future. They have made an excellent attempt to draw together different threads of the modern maritime criminal activity to enable people to fight it better. The material contained in the volume is presented in a form easily readable and understandable for a broad readership...

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