Combating Fraud and Corruption: Investigation, prosecution and sanctions

In Good Governance by publicadmin

Duration: 1 week
Dates: 2 to 6 November 2020
Tuition fees: £2,160 (exc. VAT)

About the workshop
When fraud or corruption has been detected much depends on what happens next. How should the suspicions be dealt with? By whom? Where is the evidence? How should it be gathered? How should the investigation be managed? Decisions made at the start of an investigation will prove critically important later on and errors at this stage can frustrate any later prosecution. When the matter has been resolved and suspicions proven, what should happen to the perpetrators?

This one-week workshop focuses on helping you to:
• Devise successful investigative strategies including deciding when and how to involve expert witnesses
• Understand the use of digital forensics
• Deploy the best seize and search methodologies and other investigative techniques
• Investigate corrupt acts and unethical behaviour effectively
• Decide on the most appropriate sanctions through judicial and/or administrative means.

What the workshop will cover
The main aims of this workshop are:
• To explore options for investigating unethical behaviour and corrupt acts, including an opportunity to practise investigative techniques
• To examine how best to carry out successful prosecutions and apply administrative and civil sanctions as effective responses to corruption and unethical behaviour, including options for asset recovery.

How participants will benefit
The workshop will enable you to:
• Review how different investigations are managed
• Consider the role of prosecutions and how to improve their effectiveness
• Explore options for cross-institution working
• Better understand money laundering, restraint, forfeiture and confiscation
• Discuss the role of specialist investigative agencies
• Understand the range of possible sanctions including administrative and civil actions and deferred prosecution agreements
• Identify aspects of UK experience which can be applied internationally and aspects of overseas experience from which the UK system can benefit.