In this course the student will learn about the application of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to prevent, reduce, deter, and defeat asset misappropriation schemes. Loss Prevention and Fraud depend on theft and concealment of that theft and as such this course has pertinent and immediate application for Loss Prevention/Asset Protection professionals, security personnel, and fraud prevention professionals.
The Bottom Line: Violent crime is decreasing yet economic crime is on the rise globally. Estimates place losses from Organized Retail Crime and asset misappropriation schemes at $30 billion USD annually. Theft and fraud depend on concealment of the act and are categorized under three distinct areas of fraud in Corruption, Financial Statement Fraud, and Asset Misappropriation schemes. The application of CPTED to asset misappropriation and theft, especially in a retail environment, is pertinent in today's global marketplace.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles are well developed in criminological theory and tested in practice over the last 40 years. They have been proven effective at reducing, deterring, and defeating crime.
Aaron M. Denbo is a seasoned instructor, interviewer, and investigator who focuses on applying innovative and effective techniques to the investigative process. Mr. Denbo is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Forensic Interviewer with investigative specializations in Healthcare Fraud, Organized Crime, Interviewing, and SOSINT. He earned a Masters degrees in Religion and a Master of Applied Science in Security Management with a subject matter focus on Organizational Security.
He also holds advanced certificates in Forensic Linguistics and a certificate in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design. His investigative background includes fraud investigation in Higher Education entitlement programs, Healthcare Fraud, and Insurance fraud. He is currently a fraud investigator in the Pacific Northwest and Investigations instructor for The School of Theftonomics and The Counter Fraud Academy.
The course includes the example of a Cash Larceny scheme from a cash register as an example scenario as to how CPTED principles can be used to design out loss and fraud.
The Protect This House series is a series of courses on Organizational Fraud Prevention meaning there is even more knowledge to gain in preventing organizational fraud and theft!