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How to prevent and react to employee crime?

Tuesday, 23 September, 2014 - 14:00 to Tuesday, 23 September, 2014 - 17:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculty: Brussels Diplomatic Academy
Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels
Brussels Diplomatic Academy
Brussels Diplomatic Academy
+32 (0) 2 614 8101

Employee crime is a criminological reality in companies. More than outsider crime (suppliers, customers and third-parties) employee crime affects the business goals in a negative way.
Companies can prevent and react to employee crime by understanding its nature: the actors, the victim, the crimes and the causes of crime.


The seminar is aimed at:

• Diplomatic staff
• Public security officers
• Corporate board members
• Private security and/or risk officers
• HR-managers


• Understanding
• Knowledge transfer
• Risk analysis


• Criminological concept of employee crime
• Crimes against corporate assets (human resources, property and information)
• Causes of employee crime in relation to the existing corporate culture
• Formal private reactions towards employee crime
• Case study: industrial, corporate and economic espionage


Dr. Marc Cools is criminology professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Ghent University, he is also visiting professor at Nyenrode University and Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense University.


By the end of the seminar, the participants should be able to:

 Understand the criminological concept of employee crime
 Have insight knowledge on this phenomenon
 Analyze risks in private business settings towards employee crime

The working language of the seminar will be English.


Before the start of the lecture, a syllabus compiled by the lecturer will be handed over to the participants.

• Hand-out
• Cools, M., ‘Werknemerscriminaliteit en verder: de onderneming nu eens als slachtoffer’, in De criminologische kant van het ondernemen, Boom Juridische uitgevers, Den Haag, 2009, 191 – 200.
• Cools, M., Crime by employees in large corporations: the concept of employee crime, Security Journal, Volume 2, January 1991, 2 - 17.

Participants to the seminar will receive a certificate of attendance from the Brussels Diplomatic Academy of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.


23 September 2014, from 14.00 to 17.00.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 5, Karel Van Miert Building.
It is building number 5 on the campus plan that can be downloaded at http://www.vub.ac.be/english/infoabout/campuses/etterbeek.html.
A description on how to find the campus is available on http://www.vub.ac.be/english/infoabout/campuses/index.html#etterbeek.
Free parking facilities are available on the campus in front of the building. A bar code gives access to the campus via campus entries 6 or 13 (see the red arrows on the campus plan). The scanner for the bar code is situated under the intercom.
A few days before the start of the event, participants will receive by e-mail a bar code giving access to the parking.


The seminar fee is 250 EUR.
VAT Settlement: exempted from VAT: Art 44 § 2, 4° of the VAT code.
The above prices include the registration fee and all material relating to the seminar on “How to prevent and react to employee crime”, as well as the coffee breaks and networking reception for the duration of the event.
Hotel accommodation is not included in the registration fees.
Flemish companies can make use of the “KMO-portefeuille”: www.beaweb.be (Admission number BDA for “Training”: DV.O211124).
Attendees are requested to pay by bank transfer only, upon receipt of invoice.
Confirmation of registration and practical information will be sent only after receipt of payment.
Cancellations can only be accepted if received in writing to bda@vub.ac.be by 9 September  2014. Fees (less 25 euro administrative charges) will then be refunded. After this date, delegates will be liable for the full fee.
In case of cancellation, a substitution between members of the same company is still possible at any time.


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