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Dr. Harald Haelterman (°1972) is a Belgian academic with extensive international experience in managing 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. He 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 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 various (senior) management positions in security and compliance prior to being appointed Global Head of Business Ethics. Following the acquisition of TNT by FedEx Corporation he became a Manager Legal Compliance and Integrity for FedEx Express Europe. He further served as an independent expert for the European Commission Research Executive Agency and as a 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 is a Certified Fraud Examiner, 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.
Script Analysis for Security Professionals (2022) | This chapter in the third edition of the Palgrave Handbook of Security positions script analysis as a useful tool to help security practitioners design and upgrade preventive and protective controls in an organisational context. It provides a brief introduction to the script concept and its key attributes and presents the approach as a pragmatic means to analyse the process that offenders go through in the commission of a crime, to pinpoint opportunities for preventive intervention, and to identify a fuller range of risk mitigating measures to choose from. In addition to providing some documented examples of how the approach has been applied in practice, it highlights some recent advances in script analysis and some suggested areas for improvement.
Breaking Silos of Legal and Regulatory Risks (2020) | The ever evolving legal and regulatory landscape and resulting pressure on organizations to adapt and comply is just one of many factors that have turned compliance management into a crucial yet increasingly complicated activity. In recent years, numerous compliance challenges have been reported on and traditional approaches for managing legal and regulatory risks are increasingly being scrutinized. Published in the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, this paper provides an overview of the main challenges faced by commercial organizations and goes on to focus on what is referred to as a holistic, integrated approach to managing compliance. It explores the key characteristics and suggested benefits of the approach, as well as some factual and more substantive arguments in support of its claims and underlying logic. Borrowing from criminological theory, it further argues that despite the potential benefits of a holistic view of compliance, there equally remains room for caution.
May 24, 2022 | Extremely pleased to have been granted the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Certification by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
March 25, 2022 | Appointed Academic Advisor at Ghent University Faculty of Law and Criminology - Department of Criminology, Criminal Law and Social Law. Re-appointment by the Faculty Board for a three year period, ending September 30, 2025.
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. Re-appointment by the Faculty Board for a three year period, ending September 30, 2022.
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