Use the force: training new warriors in fight against fraud

Posted by ap507 at Nov 06, 2014 01:10 PM |
Academic team sheds new light on unseen fraud and corruption in the ‘dark side’ of the commercial world
Use the force: training new warriors in fight against fraud

Professor Simon Lilley, Head of the School of Management, demonstrates his capacity to resist the ‘dark side’

An academic team has joined the war against the ‘dark side’ in a dramatic struggle reminiscent of Luke Skywalker’s famous battle against Darth Vader in Star Wars.

They are calling for a cultural change that actively promotes awareness of the worldwide issue of commercial corruption – and have suggested methods for how individuals can seek out and expose ‘red flags’ of fraud close to home.

Dr Matthew Higgins from the School of Management said: “The commercial dark arts of fraud and corruption are flourishing across the globe. Battling the dark side requires an intricate understanding of how best to defend oneself against its seductive forces."

Nigel Krishna Iyer, a teaching fellow at the School of Management and developer and tutor of the course, added: "People are fed up of form filling and rules which don't work! Fraud and Corruption is in the commercial equivalent of a "weapon of mass destruction". People want a real defensive shield, not more paperwork and procedures! At Leicester we believe we give them the weapons to fight it.”

The team is encouraging people to don their Jedi attire and to raise their light sabres in opposition to corruption through a unique course, ‘Defending your Organisation against Fraud and Corruption’, which has been designed to provide people with the necessary tools to combat the problem and join the fight of Good VS. Evil. The course offers a practical insight into fraud and corruption within the workplace as well as how to combat it.

The course is offered in two formats - online and blended with workshops - with the next running of the online course starting this month.

More information about the course is available here.

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