Institute of Crime and Criminology

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Why Institute of Crime & Criminology @ HELP?

Economic crime and fraud is an area of great concern and interest for agencies in the public and private sector throughout the world. The detection, prevention and elimination of economic crime and fraud is crucial for the economic health and well-being of corporations and nations.

The HELP University Institute of Crime and Criminology was established in 2006 based on a visionary idea of HELP’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Datuk Dr Paul Chan. It provides education and training to nurture field professionals in the areas of economic crime and fraud management.

The Institute offers the HELP Master of Science in Economic Crime Management. It also offers numerous workshops and customized courses on a wide variety of economic crime and fraud-related topics to serve the needs of individual clients and agencies. This Institute also assists in promoting the Malaysian Chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). The ACFE is a global professional association with nearly 45,000 members worldwide, with headquarters in Texas, USA. The ACFE provides anti-fraud training and education aimed at reducing the incidence of business fraud. The seminars and workshops offered by the HELP Institute of Crime and Criminology are recognized and accredited by the ACFE.

The Director

Dato’ Sri Akhbar Satar

Dato’ Sri Akhbar Satar is the Director of the Institute of Crime and Criminology at HELP University. He is an experienced Corporate Fraud Investigator who held a senior management position, including State ACA Director and Director of Training, at the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (now the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, MACC). He is a Founder President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) – Malaysia Chapter. Dato’ Sri Akhbar is the Former President of Transparency International Malaysia (TI-M).

Message from the Director

The Institute of Crime and Criminology at HELP University is a unique vehicle for promoting a greater understanding of the real and practical issues involved in preventing and controlling economic crime, corruption and abuse.

Economic crime is an unpleasant facet of modern life, and it is increasing in scope and intensity. It affects every country and industry. In the past decade, the number of reported cases of fraud and corruption has grown drastically. Experience has shown that those organisations which are oblivious to the threat and pervasiveness of economic crime tend to suffer the most when they are afflicted.

To address this serious global threat, HELP University established the Institute of Crime and Criminology. This institute aims to lead in training and research in the field of criminology and criminal justice in the region, especially in the field of economic crime management.

We strive to provide the best of our knowledge and expertise to combat the ills of economic crime, fraud and corruption for the good of our community and country.

Message From The President And Vice-Chancellor

Prof Datuk Dr Paul Chan (HELP University)

Since its establishment, HELP University has been innovating its expansion, diversification and internationalisation to become a global provider of relevant education.

We have been identifying areas where we can contribute meaningfully to enhance and sustain the well-being of our society. Economic crime prevention and reduction is one such area.

Economic crime has become a critical global challenge to the socio-economic and political stability of societies. To fight economic crime, we must first understand an economic crime with evidence-based research so that all segments of our society are informed and educated about its multi-dimensional nature. We also need to train sufficient competent economic crime fighters.

The establishment of the HELP Institute of Crime and Criminology is thus a solid step in this direction. This initiative provides the framework to emplace training in economic crime management on a professional basis, as we are positioned to contribute to the development of professionals at all levels. We are confident our leadership role in this field will have a wide impact on Asia Pacific and beyond.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Target Groups

  • CEOs
  • CFOs
  • COOs
  • Police Force
  • Insurance Agents
  • Bankers
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Legal Practitioners
  • Academics
  • Internal & External Auditors
  • Accountants
  • Financial Controllers
  • Risk Managers
  • Psychologists
  • Private Investigators

Professional Recognition

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