A basic guide to support all businesses understand areas of best practice when managing business crime incidents.

Key Points:

  • The aim of this guide is to highlight areas of good practice which can help drive national consistency by improving the application of investigations and the continuity of evidence for both criminal and civil workings.
  • What the guide covers:
    • The guide covers the end to end process in the following areas:
      • Crime incident management – Detaining persons, staff safety, confirming ID, evidential capture, statements, attending court and witness care.
      • Managing and dealing with vulnerable offenders – Juvenile, exploited or foreign national offenders, or victims of modern slavery and human trafficking.
      • Reporting crime to police – When to make contact and the correct initial response.
      • Civil investigations – Exclusion orders, injunctions, private prosecutions and interviewing persons.
      • Civil recovery – Best practice regarding civil recovery application, principles and service, and consideration of costs included in recovery processes.
      • Working with Business Crime Reduction Partnerships and Business Improvement Districts – Combining efforts and intelligence to reduce crime and support effective criminal prosecutions or civil action.
      • Internal theft, fraud prevention and HR screening – Educating employees, carrying out investigations, forming company policies and vetting future and current colleagues.
  • The guide covers the relevant legalities in each of the above areas, providing scenario examples, tips and best practice to help you combat business crime.