Fraud : The Counter Fraud Practitioner's Handbook

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Fraud: The Counter Fraud Practitioner's Handbook looks at fraud investigation methods and explores the practical options for preventing and remedying fraud. An effective fraud and financial crime strategy involves intelligence and prevention, criminal and civil legal procedures, and asset recovery, all of which may involve investigators, internal auditors, security managers, in-house and external legal counsel and advisors. Your strategy depends on the outcomes you are seeking, the nature of the fraud or crime committed and the countries involved. Fraud provides a clear picture of the role of compliance, civil and criminal legal process in any fraud strategy. Chapters then cover investigation strategies for each of the following types of fraud: benefit, health, procurement, employee, telecoms, fiscal, corporate, charity, legal and accounting. Part Three explores the practical options for fraud prevention and remediation, including both civil and criminal asset recovery.
This is an essential reference for both public and private sector fraud and security specialists who need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each element of their organization's strategy against fraud and are seeking to learn from the approach of their colleagues in other industries or organizations. Written by and for practitioners, it is a handbook that deals with the knowledge, detail and the craft that underpins all effective anti-fraud work.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 576 pages
  • 178 x 248 x 42mm | 1,378.91g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • Includes 20 b&w illustrations
  • 0566088320
  • 9780566088322
  • 1,551,207

Review quote

'Written by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the main issues involved in fraud, its definitions, the law, causes, costs, the nature of the offenders involved in committing fraud, theprocedures and institutions involved in its prevention, detection, investigatingand prosecution. The book not only raises the issues relevant to a range of academic disciplines, from criminology to management, but also discusses links between fraud and other issues, such as corruption or identity fraud, and provides a wide range of illustrative case studies.The book provides a significant academic and practitioner overview of the issues and institutions involved.' ? Peter Heims, Investigate (February 2007)
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About Mr. Alan Doig

Alan Doig is Visiting Professor, Centre for Public Services Management, Liverpool Business School and Hon. Senior Research Fellow, University of Birmingham. Prior to that he was the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime UNCAC mentor in Thailand, and Resident Advisor for the Council of Europe Prevention of Corruption project for Turkey. He has been Professor of Public Services Management at Teesside Business School and Liverpool Business School where he ran the Fraud Management Studies Units which taught the only MAs in Fraud Managment and Financial Investigation and Financial Crime in the UK for police, and public and private sector fraud practitioners. He has written and edited books on Fraud; Corruption and Democratisation; Sleaze: Politics, Private Interests and Public Reaction; and Corruption and Misconduct in Contemporary British Politics. He has served as a Board member of the Standards Board of England, is a Director of the North-east Fraud Forum, was a member of the Group of Specialists on Public Ethics at Local level, Steering Committee on Local and Regional Democracy, Council of Europe, and was the Editor and part-author of the original UNODC Technical Guide for the United Nations Convention against Corruption.
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Table of contents

Contents: Foreword, Monty Raphael. Book overview and structure, Alan Doig; Part I Themes, Trends and Perspectives: Trends and costs of fraud, Michael Levi; Why commit fraud?, Martin Gill and Janice Goldstraw-White; The changing fraud environment, Stephen Low; Policing and regulating financial services, Peter Wright; Policing and regulating the professionals, David Middleton; Non-law enforcement approaches to the investigation of fraud, Steve Phillips; Accounts and management fraud, Ian Trumper; Law enforcement approaches to the investigation of fraud, Jen Williams. Part II Fraud: How to Investigatea |: Criminal fraud, Clive Barnes; Corporate fraud, Jim Jolly; Local government benefit fraud, John Rosenbloom; Procurement fraud, Paul Guile; Company investigations, John Edwards; Charity fraud, Paul Fredericks and Matthew Rowe; Solicitor fraud, Barry Cotter; Insurance fraud, Les Dobie; Telecoms fraud, Richard Lines; Employee fraud, John Armstrong; Bribery and corruption, Mike Betts; Fraud as a financial investigation, Chris Batt; Using intelligence, Alan Bacarese and Roger Critchell; Using the internet as an investigative tool, Adele Sumner; Using digital forensics, Edward Wilding and Aaron Stowell. Part III Prevention: Managing fraud risk in a regulated environment, Michelle Green; The role of corporate governance, George Kelly; The role of audit, Fred Hutchinson; Whistleblowing, Derek Purdy; How to prevent internal fraud, Di Cave. Part IV Sanction Routes: The disciplinary route, Gillian Burns and Jamie Gamble; The confiscation route, Phillip Mobedji; The civil route, Eoin O'Shea; The prosecution route, Alan May; References; Index.
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