Fraud and Corruption in Public Services

Fraud and Corruption in Public Services

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Peter Jones uses his wide experience to directly address the implications of fraud and corruption and suggest specific courses of action to be taken to combat such malpractices. The text is illustrated by detailed and realistic case studies, flow charts and control questionnaires, with appendices included for specific high-risk activities such as major contracts, means-tested benefits and financial accounting. Although aimed at public sector organizations, the techniques and situations are applicable to any large organization. Wider issues concerning the special responsibilities and problems of the public sector are addressed, including the changes arising from corporate governance and the challenges of ensuring impartiality and accountability within the new public sector environment.For example, with a payroll system, see Figure 5.1. Payroll ... However many computerized systems are used to process data, at some point an original input of manually provided information or raw data will have initiated the processing.

Title:Fraud and Corruption in Public Services
Author:Peter Jones
Publisher:Gower Publishing, Ltd. - 2004-01-01


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