Rob McCusker

About: Rob McCusker is the Director of the Centre for Fraud and Financial Crime and Reader in Fraud and Financial Crime within Teesside University Business School. He was formerly the Transnational Crime Analyst for the Australian Institute of Criminology, Australia’s leading statutorily created crime research body which falls within the Minister for Justice’s portfolio. Latterly, Rob has been appointed as an Associate of the Institute to advise upon transnational crime issues.  Within Australia, Rob worked with a number of agencies including the Australian Crime Commission, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian High Tech Crime Centre and the Office of National Assessments on a range of transnational crime issues. Overseas, Rob has worked with the Specialist Crime Directorate of the Metropolitan Police, the Council of Europe, APEC, the Federal Bureau of Investigation the US State Department and was a designated ‘expert’ in economic crime and money laundering at both the 2005 and 2010 United Nations Congresses on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

The precursor chemical trade environment in Oceania

This report describes the manufacture and use of, and trade in, chemicals that can be used to produce illicit drugs - precursor chemicals - in Oceania; explores border management and control of precursor chemicals; and analyses legislation and regional capacity to respond. There is little...

Future directions in technology-enabled crime: 2007-09

The aim of this report was to identify the crime risks which will arise between 2007-09 out of the environment in which Australians use information and communications technologies. The aim of this report was to identify the crime risks which will arise over the next...

Transnational crime in the Pacific Islands: real or apparent danger?

Transnational crime constitutes a challenge for even the most advanced industrial nations. The Pacific Islands are culturally, educationally and socially diverse, geographically isolated and sparsely populated. There is a degree of heterogeneity in their respective levels of governance, corruption and law enforcement capacity. Economic weaknesses...

Review of anti-corruption strategies

This report identifies the common elements underpinning or undermining successful anti-corruption strategies, focusing on the Asia-Pacific area and highlighting practical rather than theoretical approaches. Given the range and impact of corrupt behaviour, any anti-corruption strategy must be cognisant of the causes of corruption, the political...