This symposium will bring together perspectives on a range of UK corruption research topics and provide a forum for academia civil society, the private sector and law enforcement to come together to discuss how research can support efforts to understand, detect and deter corruption crimes.
A TI-UK event, in collaboration with the National Crime Agency.
The event builds on the UK Government’s Serious and Organised Crime Strategy, published in October 2013, which emphasised the need to tackle bribery and corruption in the UK and the importance of collaboration between the National Crime Agency, civil society, the private sector and academia in helping to address and understand corruption issues.
The symposium will also launch the Political Studies Association (PSA) specialist group on Corruption and Political Misconduct (CPM) which will provide an interdisciplinary platform to exchange ideas relating to the teaching and research of corruption and related issues (such as electoral fraud, organised crime, governance and political ethics). The event will include a keynote address from the National Crime Agency, and panel discussions on:
- The current state of UK corruption research
- Money laundering in the UK of the proceeds of corruption and
- Police corruption.
The event will be hosted by the Transparency International UK (TI-UK) Anti-Corruption Research Network (ACRN) which is an information hub for researchers who are either based in the UK or focused on UK corruption issues. Through the ACRN, TI-UK seeks to identify topics for future research that can support the fight against corruption.
The event is pitched to be of interest to:
- Law enforcement professionals
- Company Anti-Bribery Professionals
- Anti-Money Laundering professionals
Symposium speakers include:
Nigel Kirby, Deputy Director, National Crime Agency
Dr Liz Dávid-Barrett, Director of the Centre for the Study of Corruption and Transparency at Kellogg College, University of Oxford
Dr Dan Hough, Director of the Sussex Centre for the Study of Corruption
Prof Paul Whiteley, University of Essex, Essex Centre for the Study of Integrity
Bill Peace, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Kings College
Professor Gloria Laycock, UCL and Former Head of the Home Office Police Research Group
Adam Thompson, Anti-Corruption Policy Lead at the Home Office
Antonio Suarez-Martinez, Edwards Wildman
Dr Robert Barrington, Executive Director of TI-UK
To register your interest in attending this symposium, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Spaces are limited at the event and a confirmation of your attendance is based on availability.