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John Peters

Acting Head of Department (Business Management)

John Peters

About John Peters

John served in Northumbria Police between 1984 and 1997 where he spent six years in the Fraud Squad leading and managing complex financial crime investigations and corruption enquiries.

John chose to leave the police and embarked upon formal legal education. Between 1998 and 2000 he completed the Common Professional Examination at the College of Law and in 2000-2001 completed the Bar Vocational Course. He was subsequently called to the Bar as a barrister in November 2001.

John subsequently became a Legal Adviser to Her Majesty’s Court Service working in Magistrates Courts in the Berkshire area. There he was required to direct and control a rapidly changing court room environment, mentor trainee Legal Advisers and provide legal training to Magistrates.

In October 2005, following relocation to the Yorkshire Dales, he joined a leading a risk solutions provider. There he specialised in financial crime and the productions of client risk management frameworks. John also participated in the design and delivery of fraud risk education to both public and private sector organisations across the financial services sector.

In 2008 John accepted a position at Teesside University teaching fraud and financial crime.

Subjects taught:

• fraud
• financial crime
• economic crime management
• regulation of investigatory powers
• criminal law
• business law.

In 2017 John became the PL (Resources) of the newly created Business Department within SSSBL.


Research interests and activities

Fraud, financial crime, organised crime, money laundering and asset recovery, counter terrorist financing, risk management, company structures linked to criminal activity, banking related fraud and alternative banking platforms.

Enterprise interest and activities

John is closely associated with enterprises engaged in risk management, fraud, financial crime and law enforcement.

These include both private and public sector organisations.

His range of experience provides him with the opportunity to advise a range of enterprises on fraud management and  risk issues.