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Dr. Harald Haelterman (°1972) is a Belgian author, academic and crime prevention practitioner with extensive international experience in (Corporate) Security, Ethics and Compliance. He holds a Bachelor's Degree, a Master's Degree and a Ph.D. in Criminology (Ghent University, Belgium), a Master of Science Degree in Security and Crime Risk Management (Leicester University, United Kingdom) and a Certificate of Higher Education in Philosophy (KU Leuven, Belgium). He further specialized at the Free University of Brussels, Antwerp University and University College London. Dr. Haelterman is a former research fellow at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Law and Information Technology (KU Leuven) and a former guest lecturer at the Free University of Brussels and the University of Antwerp Management School. Since 2006 he has been an associate member of the Faculty of Law and Criminology at Ghent University, alternately as an Academic Advisor, Postdoctoral Researcher and Visiting Professor, and in 2017 he was appointed Visiting Professor at the Law Faculty of KU Leuven. He started his professional career in 1997 as a Corporate Investigator and Crime Risk Management Consultant, providing investigative and consultancy services to a variety of multinationals and industry sectors. In 2002 he joined TNT Express where he held a number of (senior) management positions in Security and Compliance prior to being appointed Global Head of Business Ethics in June 2013. Currently he is a Manager Legal Compliance and Integrity for FedEx / TNT Express Europe. Dr. Haelterman is a former independent Expert for the European Commission Research Executive Agency and a former Chairman of the European Express Association Security Committee, representing the express cargo industry in stakeholder meetings and working groups with European Institutions and a range of international Regulatory Bodies. He published and lectured extensively on crime risk management, private security, crime prevention, corporate compliance and supply chain security, and has been participating in a broad range of international studies, projects and expert groups.
April 24, 2019 | Delivered the afternoon session at the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) 'Anti-Corruption Workshop' in Tirana, Albania.
February 26, 2019 | Appointed Academic Advisor at Ghent University Faculty of Law and Criminology - Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law (renewal decision by the Faculty Board for a three year period, ending September 30th, 2022).
November 1, 2017 | Appointed Visiting Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven Faculty of Law - Leuven Institute of Criminology - for a one year period, ending October 31st, 2018.
New Book on Crime Script Analysis (2016) | Published in the Palgrave Crime Prevention and Security Management Series, Crime Script Analysis is about the application of script analysis to prevent crime in a business environment. As stated by the Series Editor, it provides an important reference point for anyone who wants to learn more about crime scripts and their use as tools of crime prevention. The book illustrates how script analysis aligns with the crime-specific orientation found in environmental criminology and particularly explores the theoretical foundations of situational crime prevention, the approach to which it is deemed most relevant and supportive. It provides clear guidance on how to apply script analysis in daily practice, covering its main building blocks and key features. Moving beyond the use of the technique with the intent to disrupt the crime-commission process, it further explores its wider benefits to both academics and practitioners, and identifies what is needed most if we want to embrace the full potential of script analysis for preventive purposes.
CRISP Report (2013) | The tenth report in the ASIS Foundation's 'CRISP' series provides a reference guide on how best to approach the introduction of situational crime prevention in a business environment. Its author presents a six-stage approach, emphasizing the importance of addressing challenges early in the process and focusing on the selection of alternative measures to mitigate identified and acknowledged risks. Get your free copy here.
Hard, Soft or Situational Controls? Bridging the Gap between Security, Compliance and Internal Control (in draft).