Welcome to the Centre for Investigative Learning resource area. Here you will find key information, additional education materials and industry updates so that following your course you can continue to develop your skills and increase your knowledge.
Words are the primary way in which we relay our message our nonverbal behaviour assists in directing that message. However in our technically enabled times are the messages getting through.
A review and link to the Home Affairs Select Committee held on 9th January 2018 in relation to the Policing of online and traditional Fraud
An interesting article looking at the current methods of detecting deception in interviews and a proposed new approach
An article by Vince Denault which articulates with clarity and depth the issues surrounding nonverbal communication and in particular separates the facts from the "pseudo science".
The Government announces its strategy to deal with Fraud
A recent case has redefined the “reasonable person” test.
The search for the truth should be the aim of all investigative Interactions. Identifying the reliability and value of information is a fundamental element of any enquiry.
A look at the frailities of memory and it’s potential impact all involved in the legal process.
Critical incidents are happening all to often and an organisations ability to respond can make or break those charged with leading and steering through it.
A must read report on the "state of the nation (UK)" from the FAP paints a bleak picture.
The term false memory syndrome or FMS describes a phenomenon where an individual's identity and relationships are affected by factually incorrect memories which they strongly believe to be true.
Does it matter when someone seems to change their story from one conversation to another – if they’ve added some new information or contradict themselves?
Interesting article and comments by well respected specialists in the field of proactive risk management.
Empathy is regarded as a key component of effective communication. But can we learn to be empathetic?
Perpetuity Research and the Police Foundation in a study supported by the Dawes Trust have just released research regarding the impact of serious organised crime on UK communities.
A recent decision made in the case of SFO v ENRC  EWHC 1017 will be of particular interest to those involved in internal investigations.
A thought provoking article about the perils of doing the right thing
Interrogation vs Interviewing an excellent article by Bloomberg examines the differences.
We all tend to believe ourselves honest and beyond reproach however this may not actually be the case.
An important and timely article by David Clarke of CFILs Strategic partners.
On the 9th March 2017 a press statement issued by a US interview and interrogation company Wicklander Zurwalski could prove to be a significant moment in investigative interviewing.
The Centre's Bob Pointer recently contributed an article to Today Advisory on the use of emojis in online text and messages.
David Clarke Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel and a board member of CFIL's strategic partners was interviewed by Ben Thompson on BBC Breakfast this morning to discuss KPMG’s Fraud barometer.
This article by John Robert Lyons posits that people and organizations are “complex systems” in their own right, and that we ought to pay attention to science deep diving into this world.
Today Advisory board member and Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel David Clarke spoke to ITV News recently to encourage victims of fraud To report it.
A look at the concept of the corporate psychopath. A real problem or just hype?
Body language and in particular Deception Detection (sic) are extremely interesting subjects for most people. But is it good science?
Exploding the traditional view is that good people go bad because they are fundamentally greedy, intrinsically dishonest and exploit weaknesses in their systems, regulation and supervision.
The conversations undertaken in the course of an investigation are an integral aspect of the process. But, CFIL's founder Bob Pointer proposes that sometimes we need to unleash our inner child.
A must read manual for those tasked with or have an interest in the subject of corruption and money laundering.
A most enlightening and educational paper by Sarah Chayes senior associate : democracy and rule of law program at Carnegie Endowment for World Peace.
What is the real truth about our ability to detect lies and deceit?
Fraud, corruption and bribery have reached epidemic proportions across the globe. The question you may have to consider is the value of reporting the occurrence to the police.
"The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it". Terry Pratchett
We believe in forming alliances with like-minded organisations. Meet our strategic partners Today Advisory, Fortis Academy, The ATRIM Group and Meta Centre Consulting.
Update from Arun Chauran member of the UK Fraud Advisory Panel.
The ease by which fraudsters using social tactics to elicit personal information are illustrated through two real life videos.
The behavioural Insights team made up of, amongst others, psychologists, economists and researchers use the “nudge theory” derived from behavioural economics.
The Fraud Advisory Panel charity says the Government is not doing nearly enough to help the public defend themselves against the deluge of fraud and cybercrime.
The stark reality of the situation regarding the massive and seemingly unrelenting tide of fraud which is sweeping across the UK is laid bare in a recent article.
This is a unique an extremely enlightening article by Richard Bistrong. Unique because Bistrong is a "Poacher turned gamekeeper" but in a positive way.
A good article from the BBC which provides advice regarding the phenomenon as crash for cash.
This is an extremely well researched article presented in an unbiased way on the much discussed subject of interrogation vs Interviewing.
A thoroughly personal view of the article given by the new Commissioner of the City of London Police to the London Evening Standard.
Important update on sentencing guidelines for Fraud and money laundering offences.
An article provided by our partners Today advisory well worth a read.
The local government 2016–2019 strategy "Fighting Fraud and Corruption Locally" has been published. It is relevant to any SME and therefore we would urge you to take a look.
The limitations and appropriateness of an interrogative confessions based approach to interactions with suspects have now bubbled back to the surface.
PCW have recently published their Global Report for 2016. Here;s a personal view on the value of the raft of such reports.
The KPMG fraud barometer serves the purpose of giving an independent assessment of the current level of Fraud and risk in the UK. It highlights some issues which do not necessarily make headlines.
Fraud is a serious threat to every organisation,charities included. With reported fraud increasing at an alarming rate it is vital for charities of all shapes and sizes to protect their income.
An enlightening report by the National Audit Office describes how the UK Government lacks the right information to accurately detect and monitor levels of fraud.
The threats to business from cyber attacks cannot be under estimated and the migration from large multinationals to small and medium sized organisations is both inevitable and predictable.
This infographic clearly illustrates the on-line threats of fraud.
David Clarke recently provided his views on Government’s new Joint Fraud Task Force on the BBC Radio 5 Live programme, Wake Up to Money.
This is an extremely thought provoking video which highlights not only the ethical issues surrounding how multi national corporates manage their affairs.
This report, produced in collaboration with the UK’s insurance market and a number of top UK companies aims to make the UK a world centre for cyber security insurance.
This governmental policy document updates the codes of practice for Law enforcement and the security services in relation to the interception of communications.
Fraud against insurers is costing the UK billions. So says the report recently published by The Insurance Fraud Task force which was set up by Government in January 2015.
Barclays bank have just aired what they say will be the first of a series of "public service" adverts which highlight current issues regarding identity theft and fraud.
As the charity sector relies on donations the need to evidence value for money necessitates keeping all expense to a minimum and this perversely makes them very attractive to fraudsters.
KPMG regularly publish a report which provides an insight into the financial loss caused by frauds valued at over £100,000 prosecuted through UK courts.
As the year nears its end its got me thinking about its highlights (or low lights) in relation to the UK's response to Fraud, bribery and corruption.
I read with interest an article taken from the City and Business section of the Daily Express concerning new EU Anti-Money Laundering rules which take effect in 2017 and the potential detrimental effect it could have on the fight to prevent Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.