Internal Investigations: A Basic Guide Anyone Can Use

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 22, 2009 - Business & Economics - 214 pages
The book provides a simple but effective method for carrying out reliable and defensible internal investigations. This easy-to-use guide offers anyone asked to conduct such an investigation a working set of standards, set out in a BASIC approach that follows five main steps: Beginning the Investigation, Assessing the Issues, Substantiating the Claims, Investigating the Implications, and Communicating the results. Using the BASIC approach, all senior employees and associates will be able to to develop an important new skills-set that will help them conduct a credible internal investigation, as and when required.
 

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Contents

1 The context
1
2 Corporate accountability
9
3 Initial planning
27
4 Basic fieldwork
51
5 Basic fieldwork tools interviewing
95
6 Communicating results
117
7 Quality assurance
139
8 Beyond basics
189
Index
199
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KH Spencer Pickett is the author of 12 books published by John Wiley and Sons (Inc and UK), and a lecturer in internal auditing, risk management and investigations. He is a member of ACCA Corporate Governance and Risk Management Committee and of ACCA Internal Audit Members Network, and an executive committee member of the UK’s Control Risk Self Assessment Forum.

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