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Dr Peter Sproat

Senior Lecturer

Department: Newcastle Business School

Presently his main teaching covers fraud, financial regulation and risk management.  Prior to obtaining this position he taught modules on: transnational crime, comparative criminal justice and policing at the University of the West of Scotland; money laundering, terrorism and terrorist finance and research methods at the University of Teesside; as well as various politics modules at the universities of Reading, Sunderland, Newcastle and Durham.  In addition to possessing politics based bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees, Dr Sproat is a qualified teacher and possesses a postgraduate qualification in law.

His conference papers and publications broadly reflect his career. His earliest conference papers and peer-reviewed articles were on topics such as terrorism, genocide, nationalism and the right to self-determination in international law but more recently they have focused upon the use and social impact of counter-terrorist finance legislation, the costs and benefits and effectiveness of money laundering and asset recovery legislation and the policing of organised crime.

Campus Address

Newcastle Business School
City Campus East 1
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Organised Crime in the UK: Perceptions and realities, Sproat, P. 1 Jun 2016, Narratives on Organised Crime in Europe: Criminals, Corrupters & Policy, Wolf Legal Publishers
  • The global system of counter-terrorist finance: What has it achieved, what can it achieve?, Sproat, P. 21 Jul 2015, Routledge Handbook of Law and Terrorism, London, Taylor & Francis

PGR Supervision

  • Susan Turner Start: 04/04/2018
  • Susan Turner Start: 04/04/2018


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