Dave Kearns, Managing Director of Coventry-based Expert Investigations, will be delivering a presentation on employee dishonesty to Fraud Investigation Management (MSc) students at Coventry University from 11am to 12.30pm on Friday, 13 July at the Jaguar Centre.
The course, which is in its third year, has been developed by Coventry University in association with professionals who are leading the way in fraud investigation in the UK and internationally. Dave Kearns is a specialist in tackling dishonest employees and advises businesses nationwide on how to manage internal theft and fraud. He runs gap analysis on businesses, conducts internal training courses and uses a raft of investigative services to help detect, disrupt and prevent dishonest employees.
His presentation will include the latest statistics, case studies, established academic models as well as thought-provoking questions for students.
The Fraud Investigation Management (MSc) course offers students the opportunity to learn from leaders in their field, who have worked in the various aspects of fraud: intelligence, investigation, legal procedures, cyber security and risk management.
This new MSc course is proving popular at the University and student numbers have almost doubled this year. UK, EU and international students will be attending the presentation, which aims to prepare “career-ready graduates with the skills to succeed”, according to the University.
The course itself is a combination of theory and practical experience, such as taking witness statements and conducting interviews of suspects. Dave will be sharing his professional experiences on prevention work in broad terms to the specific and will be using established models, such as the Fraud Triangle to explain the reasons behind theft and fraud in the workplace. This enduring model, which was established in the 1950s, demonstrates how the principles of academia reflect the behaviour of dishonest employees.
Dave’s background is law enforcement and he worked for Warwickshire Police for 13 years, specialising in field intelligence prior to establishing his own company, Expert Investigations, which is focused on commercial investigations and risk control, 18 years ago.
David Page, Health and Life Sciences Lecturer, Coventry University, said:
“The objective of the course is for our students to learn the realities that they will soon face in employment.”
Dave Kearns, Managing Director, Expert Investigations said:
“I am delighted to present to students at Coventry University. The presentation will focus on theft/fraud by employees, which is an area that is frequently overlooked by investigators, prevention managers as well as businesses.”