Fraud and Corruption: Investigation, prosecution and sanctions

In Good Governance by Amanda Anderson

Duration: 1 week
Dates: 1 to 5 November 2021
Dates: 31 October to 4 November 2022
Tuition fees: £2,160 (exc. VAT)

About the workshop
Public services may be delivered within widely differing contexts but everywhere we face a similar challenge in maintaining integrity and ethical conduct among all those in public life, whether elected representatives or appointed officials. From ‘quiet corruption’ which damages public trust and service delivery, through to ‘grand corruption’ which distorts a country’s economy, there is a need to develop effective tools to tackle these problems.

Increasingly it is recognised that anti-corruption efforts need to cut across institutions and address the full chain of activities including:
• Investigation of corrupt acts and unethical behaviour
• Prosecution of abuses of office, economic crime and money laundering
• Sanction through judicial and/or administrative means.

The main aims of the workshop are:
• To help you devise successful investigative strategies including the role of expert witnesses, digital forensics, seize and search methodologies and investigative techniques
• To examine how best to carry out successful prosecutions and apply criminal, administrative and civil sanctions including options for asset recovery.

Who is it for?
The workshop is designed for:
• Parliamentarians
• Senior policy makers and managers in the public sector
• Presidential or special advisers
• Local government officials
• Vigilance officers
• Investigators
• Risk managers
• People responsible for investigating and prosecuting financial crimes
• Representatives from civil society organisations
• All those with responsibility for or a special interest in ethics, anti-corruption and good governance.

It will be relevant for people working at national, regional, local or organisational level.

What the workshops will cover
The workshop will cover the following main components:
• Handling sensitive and complex investigations
• Delivering successful prosecutions
• Applying effective civil and administrative sanctions.

The workshop will include seminar sessions, discussions, case studies and a range of visits. It has been designed to be flexible so that it can be adjusted wherever practicable to meet your requirements and those of your organisation.

You will be invited to give an informal presentation on issues relating to ethics and anti-corruption initiatives from your own country.

Whilst none of us can predict what the situation will be when this workshop runs, our Director of Studies and Workshop contributors are following its impact on ethics, fraud and corruption. As part of this workshop they will be drawing on the latest case studies and strategies being adopted around the world not only to reduce the opportunities for financial crime at this time but also to minimise its impact, identify and sanction those responsible and recover losses.