Understanding, Preventing and Investigating Bribery

Allegations of corruption and bribery are incredibly damaging to the reputations of organisations. They deter private investment, lead to significant inefficiency and poor use of resources, and generate social grievances both abroad and domestically. This course will help you to avoid the negative impact of bribery in your organisation and provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to identify, prevent and respond to bribery or corruption in the work place and broader society.

 

  • Understand the application of the Bribery Act 2010.
  • Understand how to identify bribery and corruption indicators (red flags).
  • Describe the three component parts of bribery offences.
  • Explain how an organisation can develop Anti-Bribery and Corruption controls, including implementing adequate procedures.
  • Develop sound investigative practices for preventing, disrupting and investigating bribery and corruption.

 

Who this course is for

Individuals from the public, private and voluntary sectors with some responsibility for the prevention and/or investigation of bribery or managing anti-bribery compliance. This might include dedicated counter fraud professionals, law enforcement professionals, risk and compliance managers, procurement professionals, internal affairs and investigation teams and individuals with an interest in bribery.

 

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for all regardless of experience.

 

Duration

Three days of tutor led learning.

 

Fees

£1200

  • Early bird discounts are available for advance bookings. 
  • Our prices are different for law enforcement and public sector - call us for details
  • We can also offer a multiple bookings discount

Course Content

Our bribery course focuses on the UK Bribery Act of 2010 but also covers the common law offences which predate the act – the reason being that these are still very much in force and form a significant part of the toolkit investigators can use against cases of bribery.  Offences such as misconduct in a public office still have direct relevance and should be fully understood by the anti-bribery professional. Crucially, delegates will look at what offences can be committed by individuals and the corporate offences and liabilities arising through a failure to adopt adequate procedures – and the indicators that will show when there is bribery taking place. The offences are put into context when the course explores the bribery landscape, looking specifically at the impact, threat and extent of bribery in UK trade. 

 

Delegates will look at the practical considerations of Bribery: how it occurs, who the highest risk employees and agents are, the motivations behind bribery and the common steps that offenders will use to conceal their acts.  The course looks at how to implement best practice in your investigations, gathered from the vast expertise of the City of London Police in dealing with bribery and corruption offences. It also examines tactical options, such as the range of investigative strategies on offer.

 

As well as investigations, the course looks at preventative measures in depth.  Delegates will receive guidance on how to reduce the risks of operating in (or expanding into) high risk jurisdictions, and how to implement procedures to protect organisations from rogue operators.  Together with a strong insight into red flags, delegates will leave the course well equipped to reduce their organisation’s exposure to bribery risks. 

Assessment

 

Ongoing assessment by tutors throughout the course

Accreditation

This course is certified by the Commissioner of the City of London Police

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