2021 Annual Counter Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

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Event schedule

9.00am – 9.25am: Online registration

9.25am – 11.00am: Morning Plenary Sessions

Chair Professor Lisa Jack.

  • 9.25am – 9.30am: Professor Lisa Jack and Professor Ann Murphy, University of Portsmouth – Welcome address.
  • 9.30am – 10.00am: Dr. Cassandra Cross, Assoc. Professor, QUT, Australia – Exploring the relationship between romance fraud and identity crime in Australia.
  • 10.00am – 10.30am: Mr. Jim Gee, Partner and National Head of Forensic Services, Crowe UK LLP and Visiting Professor and Chair of the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at University of Portsmouth – Title TBC.
  • 10.30 am – 11.00am: Professor Robert Barrington, Sussex University – The Governance of Corruption in the UK: who is in charge?

11.00am – 11.30am: Morning Break

11.30am – 1pm: Parallel sessions

Tackling Fraud

Chair Dr. Branislav Hock

  • Paul Gilmour, Lecturer in Criminal Justice and Policing, University of Portsmouth – The Application of Photography in investigating fraud.
  • Andrew Booth, Chief Operating Officer, Synalogik Innovative Solutions Limited – Risky Business: An innovative technological response to fraud using Open Source  Intelligence tools.
  • Dr. Richard Fairchild & Dr Oliver Marnet, University of Bath, University of Southampton – Fraud-perception, superegos, and cultural spread of unethical behaviour: theory and evidence from Enron.

Internal Threats

Chair Professor Mark Button 

  • Mike Betts, Cifas – Title: Tackling the Insider Fraud Threat.
  • Neil Pickavance MSc MCIOB Research Student (MPhil / PhD) School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University – Bribery in UK construction: a qualitative study of contemporary malpractice.
  • David Wolfe, Senior Investigator, Forensic Accountant, Office of the Inspector General of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria – Is the Fraud Diamond a True Gem?

From Cyber to Terrorism

Chair Professor Lisa Jack

  • Dr. Suleman Lazarus – The Nigerian Cyber-fraudsters (Yahoo Boys) and society.
  • Peter Taylor, Fraud Consultant, Peter Taylor Consultants – The Behaviours of Organised Cyber Criminals – Structures, Markets and Exploitation. An Investigation into the structures, distribution, and methods used in Cyber-crime.
  • Dr. Ossi Heino, Dr. Tuomas Korhonen, Prof. Teemu Laine & Prof. Lisa Jack – One’s opportunity is a threat for another: Understanding terrorism through pragmatic constructivism.

Forgotten Economic Crimes

Chair Dr. David Shepherd

  • John Davies, IFB – Understanding the Insurance Fraud Landscape.
  • Dr. Yuriy Timofeyev, Assistant Professor of Management at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow – Insurers' Responses to Cyber Crime: Evidence from Russia.
  • Michael Ellis MSc Chairman, International IP Crime Investigators College – The Convergence of IP Crime

1.00pm – 2.00pm: Lunch break

2.00pm – 3.00pm:  Guest Speaker Session

Chair Professor Mark Button. 

  • 2.00pm – 2.30pm: Dr. Peter Tickner – Ten fraud Facts you thought you knew
  • 2.30pm – 3.00pm: Rebecca B. Fitzhugh, CPA, CFF, CFE, CIT, CIGA; Member of the Firm, Forensic & Valuation Services, Sobel & Co, LLC – Integrity Monitoring –addressing fraud, waste, and abuse in complex construction projects.

3.00pm – 3.30pm: Afternoon break

3.30pm – 4.40pm: Afternoon Plenary Session

Chair Professor Mark Button.

  • 3.30pm – 4.30pm: The Debate: The Case for Regionalisation/Nationalisation of Police Fraud Investigation:
    • The Case For: Michael Skidmore and Dr. Rick Muir, Police Foundation 
    • The Case Against: Mike Betts and Dr. Peter Tickner.
  • 4.30pm – 4.40pm: Professor Mark Button, University of Portsmouth: Vote and Conference Close. 

CPD credits

This conference counts for 14 CPD credits for the Security Institute 


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