Strategic SOCEX 2020

12 May -13 May 2020 Wokefield Estate, near Reading

Thought Pieces

Please see below the ten Thought Pieces from this year's SOCEX Economic Crime Conference.

Simply click on the word 'more' or on the name of the author to read the full article. 


Lucia Nunovero Cisneros   

Lucia Nunovero Cisneros

In the context of Peru standing as a one of the more solid emerging economies of Latin America, Peruvian Criminal Justice also increased its focus on tackling economic crime as well as improving the prosecution of organized crime that has become increasingly sophisticated over recent years. More...


Simon York

Simon York 

For anyone working to tackle serious fraud the challenges can be huge, so the ambition to succeed needs to be equally huge. For HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service (FIS) that ambition is – nobody beyond our reach. More...


Prof. Keith Brown   

Prof. Keith Brown 

Financial fraud between and within companies/organisations has been recognised and understood for a number of years now. However, our understand of financial scamming – mail, telephone and doorstep crime – has only really come into public consciousness in the past 10 years – indeed the National Trading Standards Scams Team was only created in 2012. More... 


Alex Mills  Alex Mills 

The Home Office has asked the Law Commission to examine Part 2 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in its entirety, with a view to producing recommendations for the amendment of the current legislative regime, and/or consider what an optimal regime might look like. More...


Mike Haley  Mike Haley 

 Fraud is a growing problem, in fact fraud is the volume crime of our time. Not only is it the most common crime, it is also rapidly changing and evolving. It is clear is that fraud costs the UK economy many billions of pounds; money that is going into the pockets of the dishonest and criminal. More...


Ben Russell 

Ben Russell

The threat from economic crime is complex and evolving; as the threat change and criminals adapt and refine their methods it is vital that we do too. In response to this, the multi-agency National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) has been set up to protect the public, the economy and the reputation of the UK from economic crime. More...  


Graham Barrow  Graham Barrow 

The news that UK companies continue to be central to “high end” money laundering schemes, has brought with it the somewhat predictable outcry in respect of the failure of UK regulations and law enforcement, the inappropriateness of the recent FATF Mutual Evaluation and other generally condemnatory comments about the UK’s AML regime. More...


Christine Bartlett  Christine Bartlett

The sense of achievement in obtaining a Restraint Order can overshadow the question of what happens next. Ensuring that the funds from criminal activity are removed is a vital part of the work undertaken by financial investigators, however, finding the assets is only a small part of this. More...


Kwadjo Adjepong   

Kwadjo Adjepong

According to our latest research with UK businesses, understanding of competition law is low, with the majority (77%) still not understanding it well and very few (6%) running any training on it. This lack of knowledge, combined with the growing number of businesses that regularly meet with rivals in social situations (79%), means that the risk of crossing the legal line is high. More...


Jackie Munn  Jackie Munn

In times of ever decreasing resources (others here have mentioned austerity), we talk of partners and working in partnership, we recognise both the need and if we’re smart, the opportunity. In my organisation we have a directorate with ‘Partnership’ specifically and deliberately in its title, it is its’ very purpose. But can we really be partners when we are disproportionate in size and stature? More...


 

 

 

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