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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, the University of Antwerp, Ghent 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. Following the acquisition of TNT by FedEx Corporation he became a Manager Legal Compliance and Integrity for FedEx 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 lectured and published extensively and has been participating in a wide range of international studies, projects and expert groups. His current research interests include environmental criminology, crime against business, compliance management and modus operandi research.
Hard, Soft or Situational Controls (2019) | In this paper it is argued that cross-functional collaboration between a (Corporate) Security, Compliance and Internal Control Department can potentially be established or improved if practitioners come to realize that the measures and controls developed and introduced to mitigate the risk of employee crime and misconduct are very much alike. Following an exploratory review of the types of controls referred to in literature, it borrows from environmental criminology to demonstrate that similarity.
Suggestions to Improve Security Procedures (2019) | Published in the Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management, this paper highlights a number of triggers or incentives for organizations to upgrade existing security procedures or to develop and implement novel ones. It further positions script analysis as a promising tool to ensure that controls and procedures remain effective and fit for purpose.
Crime Script Analysis (2016) | Published in the Palgrave Crime Prevention and Security Management Series, this book 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.
January 16, 2020 | Delivered the afternoon session of the ICC Belgium Compliance Pro Register Training in Brussels, providing an academic and user perspective on a holistic view of compliance.
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.
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