Organisations: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators - Winter Symposium 2021

Organisations Beyond Victims and Perpetrators  - Winter Symposium 2021

  • 04 February 2021
  • 10:00 - 16:00
  • FREE
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Organisations: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators - 2nd Winter Economic Crime 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

10.00-10.05 Welcome, Dr Branislav Hock, UoP

10.05-10.35 Keynote Address: Anthony Stansfield

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.

10.35-11.30 Discussion

Prof Mark Button, University of Portsmouth, Organisational Victims of Economic Crime

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.

13.00-14.00 Discussion

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

For the full programme details of the event click here

The Centre for Counter Fraud Studies (CCFS)

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.

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