Organisations: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators - Winter Symposium 2021
Organisations: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators
2nd Winter Economic Crime Symposium 2021
Economic crime scholarship presents an organisation as a double-edge sword. On the one hand, organisations are cheated by their employees, discriminated by corrupt public officials, and face cyber-attacks, whereas on the other hand, organisations evade taxes, defraud their customers, and cheat competitors. While fraud, corruption, IP crime, and other forms of economic crime cause huge loss to individual organisations as well as the society at large, many of those crimes are committed by organisations themselves. Clearly, the network of relationships inside and between organisations is not simple: it should not be reduced to two groups, victims and perpetrators. This is why there is an increased societal demand in making corporations more responsible by implementing adequate internal ethics and compliance programmes to protect them from economic crime as well as from becoming criminogenic themselves. But when, how, and to what extent do ethics and compliance programmes work? It is evident that certain areas of economic crime, public policing and support of victimised organisations is vital. In other areas, perhaps, victimisation is linked to bad organisational culture and the lack of compliance. Join scholars, practitioners, and other experts for a discussion and reflection on the most important problems associated with economic crime in a new global era.
Online event organised by the Center for Counter Fraud Studies
See a press release on the 1st Winter Economic Crime Symposium 2020
Thursday, 4th February 2021, 10am –4:00pm Online
10.00-11.30 Organisations Facing Fraud and Corruption
Mr Stansfeld is the Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner and whose police force undertook the investigation of the HBOS fraud case, codenamed as Operation Hornet.
Dr David Buil-Gil, University of Manchester, Organisations as victims of financial cybercrime. Foregrounding the internal guardian in prevention
12.30-14.00 Beyond Victims and Perpetrators – Corporate Compliance
12.30-13.00 Keynote Address: Peter Y. Solmssen
Mr Solmssen is the Chairman of the IBA Committee on Non-trial Resolutions of Foreign Bribery Cases. Peter was general counsel and a managing board member at Siemens AG from 2007 to 2014. He was vice president at General Electric Company from 1999 to 2007. He became general counsel of AIG in 2016 and retired in 2017.
Dr Abiola Makinwa Anti-Corruption Compliance - Principal Lecturer at the Hague University of Applied Sciences
Dr Branislav Hock, Senior Lecturer in Economic Crime, University of Portsmouth
14.30-16.00 Corporations as Invisible Victims: IP Crime
This session is part of the Economic Crime Seminar Series
Dr David Shepherd, University of Portsmouth, The IP crime problem
Prof Dr Jeremy M Wilson, Michigan State University, A Strategic Approach to Brand Protection and the Prevention of Product Counterfeiting
Michael Ellis, Chairman, International IP Crime Investigators College
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CCFS is one of the specialist research centres within the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies (ICJS). The centre was founded in 2009 to address the growing interest in counter fraud and related issues, and offers research and knowledge services which help understand and publicise the problems of fraud and economic crime. Centre staff have been involved in numerous projects, in a wealth of high-quality publications – and their findings have been integrated into the educational courses offered by the University. The Centre offers a programme of events centred on the Annual Conference held in June each year. Staff also regularly speak at events and contribute to the specialist courses and modules offered by the University.
Risk & Compliance Platform Europe is covering this event on its website.
To attend the event, please register below. This will be an online event and the webinar link will be available on the online event page.