Academic Staff

Douglas Allan


Lecturer in Financial Crime Studies


Douglas is the discipline lead heading Fraud and Financial Crime, and Anti-Money Laundering & Counter Terrorism Financing studies at the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security, Charles Sturt University. Douglas has a background in law enforcement and public sector fraud investigations having worked in New Zealand, Scotland and England. Douglas has an extensive educational background in law enforcement education having worked with a number of police services around the world.

As a criminological researcher Douglas focuses primarily on financial crime with a particular interest in the acquisition of criminogenic knowledge and criminal planning. Douglas is a PhD Scholar at Australian National University’s Regulatory Institutions Network.


Head of the Masters of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing and the Masters of Fraud and Financial Crime teaching teams.

Research Interests

  • ANU RegNet PhD: Access, learning, planning and implementation: a procedural analysis of financial crime
  • CSU: Learning in Dark Places – how criminals satisfy information needs in the darkweb


  1. Hardy, J., Bell, P., & Allan, D. M. C. (2019). A crime script analysis of the Madoff Investment Scheme. Crime Prevention and Community Safety, 30. doi:10.1057/s41300-019-00082-6
  2. Allan, D. M. C. (2018). Organised crime research in Australia 2018: Research Reports. Smith, R. G. (ed.). Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC), Vol. 10. p. 35-49 15 p.
  3. Allan, D. M. C., Kelly, A. & Stephenson, A. (2018). The prominence of fraud in New South Wales metropolitan media reporting. In: Crime, Law and Social Change: an interdisciplinary journal. p. 1-17 17 p.
  4. Allan, D. M. C., Kelly, A. & Stephenson, A. (2016). The Impact of a Changing Media Landscape on Police Practice and Legitimacy. In: Global Media Journal: Australian Edition. 10, 2, p. 1-14 14 p.
  5. Allan, D. M. C., Kelly, A. & Stephenson, A. (2016). The influence of old and new media on police decision making and legitimacy.
  6. Allan, D. M. C. (2016). The long road to securing our driver’s licenses. The Strategist, February 2016. Available here:
  7. Allan, D. M. C. (2014). Book Review: White-Collar Crime: Accounts of Offending Behaviour. In: Salus Journal. 2, 1, p. 110-112 3 p.
  8. Allan, D. M. C. (2014). Submission of review in response to the: Statutory Review of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act (Cth) 2006. Australia: Attorney-General's Department. 6 p.
  9. Allan, D. M. C., 2013. (2013). Global literacies for Australian police: thinking globally, policing locally. In: Salus Journal. 1, 3, p. 53-70 18 p.

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