Fraud and Corruption in Public Services

Fraud, corruption and bribery in and around public services have become an increasing concern in recent years. The reported level of fraud and corruption affecting the public sector has remained unacceptably high despite numerous national and international initiatives intended to tackle these crimes and their consequences. Les mer
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Fraud, corruption and bribery in and around public services have become an increasing concern in recent years. The reported level of fraud and corruption affecting the public sector has remained unacceptably high despite numerous national and international initiatives intended to tackle these crimes and their consequences. Fraud and Corruption in Public Services is a definitive, practical guide to the diverse risks that arise in central and local government. There is guidance on civil and criminal law around fraud, bribery and corruption as well as the national and international governmental measures and initiatives for countering this form of criminality. Most importantly of all, the book offers advice, practical examples and strategies for preventing and combating fraud, bribery and corruption. The text is readable, well-informed and intensely practical; illustrated throughout with real-life examples from the author's 40 year career.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Contents: Foreword, The Lord Paddick; Preface. Part I Fraud and Corruption in Context: Fraud and corruption affecting the public sector; The scale of the problem; Fraud and corruption legislation in the UK; Fraud and corruption legislation in selected major countries with legal systems based on English Common Law and with English as the official language; Case study exemplars on UK legislation. Part II Counter-Fraud Measures and Initiatives: Measures to prevent fraud and corruption: central initiatives; Measures to prevent fraud and corruption: local government, the NHS and other related public services; Counter fraud measures and their effectiveness. Part III Fraud and Corruption Cases: UK case studies tackling fraud and corruption; Case studies in the US and Canadian public sector tackling fraud and corruption. Part IV Public Sector Fraud Risks in Practice: Procurement: the biggest risk; Running costs and facilities management - including works and shared services; Payroll and pensions - including overtime and allowances; Income, liquid assets and cash fraud and corruption. Part V Dealing with Fraud and Corruption: Tackling fraud and corruption in the public sector; Corruption at the top. Part VI The Way Forward: Corporate governance, concluding thoughts and next steps. Appendices; Index.

Om forfatteren

Peter Tickner has a Masters Degree from City University Business School (in Internal Auditing and Management), he is a Fellow and Chartered member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and a member and director of the Institute of Counter Fraud Specialists. Peter started his professional auditing and investigating career as an external auditor in the National Health Service in the 1970s. He was appointed Head of Internal Audit at Her Majesty's Treasury in February 1988. In 1995 Peter left the Treasury on appointment as the Director of Internal Audit for the Metropolitan Police in London, a post he held until early retirement in 2009. While at the Metropolitan Police, Peter set up and ran a highly successful investigation team looking at internal and contractor fraud and corruption.