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Ann Stevens

School of Justice Studies

Faculty of Arts Professional and Social Studies

I have worked in Criminal Intelligence & Investigations for 28 years in both Public and Private Sector roles in the UK & Canada (Law Enforcement and Financial Industry). My primary focus is Intelligence & Financial Crime Investigations and taking a proactive approach to crime reduction, risk mitigation and identifying patterns and trends associated with criminal behaviour.

I was an (FIO) Force Intelligence Officer for Merseyside Police, and a Crime & Intelligence Analyst for a Canadian Police Service. I later led the newly formed Canadian Bankers Association Centralized Financial Crime Intelligence team. Developing a National Financial Crime Strategy, the team responsibilities included proactively identifying and targeting organized crime groups in the Financial Industry through collaborative partnerships with public and private sector agencies. Through that role I won professional service awards from IALEIA /LEIU (International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts and Law Enforcement Intelligence Units) and IAFCI (International Association of Financial Crime Investigators) I later worked for two of Canada’s big five banks in leadership roles in Global Security, Intelligence & Investigations before joining the Equifax fraud team in 2013 leading the Intelligence & Investigations consortium of 27 financial industry members across a number of verticals.

In 2017 I expanded my experience to include payments and transaction fraud as the Director of Fraud Intelligence for the CORIQ Alliance. Through that role built a collaborative partnership with the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center called FCISG (Financial Crime Intelligence Sharing Group) with a primary aim to bring those tasked with financial crime investigations together to educate, collaborate and respond to organized crime.

I am an SME in Intelligence Led Policing for IALEIA, and I served on the ACFE expert panel at the 2017 Annual Fraud conference in Toronto. I have been the Director of Professional Development for IALEIA/LEIU responsible for global intelligence education and I am a member of the Program Advisory Committee for Intelligence Analysis and Tactical Criminal Analysis at the Justice Institute of British Columbia..

I was the content developer and program leader on a Criminal Intelligence Analysis certificate program at Humber College, and content developer and module leader for Financial Crime Analysis at the Justice Institute of BC. My education profile includes a Masters in Counter Fraud & Counter Corruption, Certified Fraud Examiner, (CFE) Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Geographic Profiling Analyst (GPA), Certified Criminal Analyst (CCA) and Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS) and ACFS Trainer (ACFST).




2023, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Advanced HE Professional Development Course for External Examiners
2022, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, PGCert in Academic Practice
2018, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, MSc Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption
2002, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, HNC Computer Studies
2000, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom, HNC Police Studies


2023, CFPAB - Counter Fraud Professional Awards Board, United Kingdom, Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS)
2013, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, United States, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS)
2010, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), United States, Certified Fraud Examiner
2005, Society of Certified Criminal Analysts & IALEIA, United States, Certified Criminal Analyst - Lifetime (CCA)
2005, Environmental Criminology Research Institute, Canada, Geographic Profiling Analyst (GPA)

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Policing, LCAPS - Liverpool Center for Advanced Policing, Liverpool John Moores University, 2023 - present
External Examiner - Malaysian Anti Corruption Academy, Center for International Law Enforcement, Nottingham Trent University, 2023 - 2027
Lecturer in Policing, LCAPS, Liverpool John Moores University, 2021 - 2023
Program Advisory Committee (Intelligence Analysis and Tactical Criminal Analysis), Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Justice Institute of British Columbia, 2014 - present
Content Developer and Program Leader (Criminal Intelligence Analysis), Criminal Justice Studies, Humber College, 2012 - 2019
Content Developer and Module Leader (Financial Crime Analysis), Criminal Justice Studies, Justice Institute of British Columbia, 2011 - present