Courses

Courses

All courses except the capstone course are 4 credits; the capstone course is 2 credits.

Required Courses
  • Criminology of Financial Integrity
    This course will examine the basic criminology of predicate crimes to money laundering and terrorism financing from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. Following an overview of the basics of the study of criminology and research in the social sciences, the course will review how these theoretical insights might apply to five predicate crimes: narcotics trafficking, corruption, human trafficking, and terrorism. Specific methodologies of laundering and terrorism financing will be reviewed and discussed.

    Instructors: Richard Barrett, Juscelino Colares, Sue Eckert, Dominic Le Moignan, Nikos Passas, Jason Sharman
  • Preventive Measures
    This course will examine in detail measures that banks and other financial institutions are required to implement financial integrity preventive measures. It will focus on risk assessment, customer on boarding and acceptance, record keeping, customer activity monitoring, suspicious activity report preparation, internal controls, and the supervisory process. Risk assessment techniques will be emphasized. The course will also review the FATF preventive measures standards and methods of compliance assessments. A sampling of key national laws and regulations, including those of the United States, will be included.

    Instructors: Jonathan Adler, Richard Barrett, Ross Delston, Phil Deluca, Andrea Gacki, Richard Gordon, William Langford, Dennis Lormel, Willie Maddox, John Mair, Mark Nance, Rick Small, Dan Stipano, Jim Vivenzio
  • Operational and Law Enforcement
    This course will examine the operations of national financial intelligence units in analyzing suspicious activity reports and other data and information and in creating actionable intelligence from that information. It will then review the investigation and prosecution of both criminal and civil prosecution of financial integrity crimes. The course will also review the FATF operational and law enforcement standards and methods of compliance assessments. A sampling of key national laws and regulations, including those of the United States, will be included.

    Instructors: Yves Aeshlimann, Mike Benza, Jean-Paul Brun, Katharine Goepp, Larissa Gray, Dennis Lormel, Shaun Mark, Susan Pond, Kevin Stephenson, Braddock Stevenson, Emile van der Does de Willebois
  • International Cooperation in Civil and Criminal Matters
    This course will examine in detail how financial intelligence units, investigators, prosecutors, and investigative judges/magistrates cooperate with officials of other jurisdictions in identifying possible financial integrity crimes, investigating and prosecuting those cases, and recovering assets that are candidates for freezing or confiscation. The course will also review the FATF standards for cooperation in civil and criminal matters and methods of compliance assessments, relevant U.N. conventions, model laws and regulations, and a sampling of key national laws and regulations, including those of the United States.

    Instructors: Yves Aeshlimann, Jean-Paul Brun, Juscelino Colares, Katharine Goepp, Larissa Gray, Josée Nadeau, Susan Pond, Michael Scharf, Kevin Stephenson, Braddock Stevenson, Emile van der Does de Willebois
  • Building and Implementing an Effective Preventive Measures Compliance Program
    The course will examine specific problems that arise in building an effective preventive measures program. In addition to an in-depth examination of selected problems in designing and implementing preventive measures, the course will cover audits, inspections, on-site examinations, and sanctions. It will rely primarily on the presentation and discussion of case studies in each critical area of an effective compliance program, with a focus on the banking sector.

    Instructors: Ross Delston, Phil Deluca, Andrea Gacki, Richard Gordon, William Langford, Willie Maddox, John Mair, Karim Rajwani, Rick Small, Dan Stipano, Jim Vivenzio
  • Building and Prosecuting Criminal and Civil Financial Integrity Cases
    The course will examine specific problems that arise in building and prosecuting financial integrity cases. In addition to an in-depth examination of selected problems in building and prosecuting cases, the course will cover problems in asset tracing and recovery, and will rely primarily on the presentation and discussion of case studies in each critical area of investigation and prosecution.

    Instructors: Yves Aeshlimann, Jean-Paul Brun, Mike Benza, Juscelino Colares, Katharine Goepp, Larissa Gray, Shaun Mark, Dennis Lormel, Emile van der Does de Willebois
  • Capstone Research Project
    Students will address a specific problem in their own financial integrity practice. The Capstone will conclude with a presentation of the problem and possible solutions.

    Instructors: All

Electives
  • Selected topics in customer acceptance and transaction monitoring systems
    This course will consider the use of automated customer acceptance and transaction monitoring systems, as well as follow-up investigations by internal FIUs. It will examine key issues in data base formation, including web-based text recognition and analysis, link analysis, and different forms of statistical discriminant and regression analysis, and forms of data presentation. The course will examine current vendor products. The course will also make use of case studies.

    Instructors: Phil Deluca, William Langford, Willie Maddox, John Mair, Karim Rajwani, Rick Small, Dan Stipano, Jim Vivenzio
  • Selected topics in national financial intelligence units
    This course will consider the use of automated systems for analyzing suspicious transaction reports and other data to develop actionable intelligence, as well as follow-up investigations by national FIUs. It will examine key issues in data base formation, including web-based text recognition and analysis, link analysis, and different forms of statistical discriminant and regression analysis, and forms of intelligence presentation. The course will examine current vendor products. The course will also make use of case studies.

    Instructors: Shaun Mark, Nikos Passas, Braddock Stevenson, Kevin Stephenson
  • Mutual Evaluations
    The course will cover the process of assessment compliance with the Financial Action Task Force's 40 Recommendations by use of the FATF's Methodology of Assessment. It will include all aspects of compliance assessment, from initial self-assessment questionnaire preparation to final discussion of the draft assessment at the FATF/FSRB Plenary.

    Instructors: Richard Gordon, Rick McDonell, Nadim Kyriakos-Saad, Josée Nadeau, Emile van der Does de Willebois
  • Anti-money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation: theories of global justice
    The course will focus on practical and theoretical issues of global justice as they pertain to anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism. What are our obligations to international justice? How do they influence financial integrity law law? The course will consider the normative basis of jurisprudence, comparing legal positivism to natural law theory. Next, the course will look at theories of global justice suitable to answer normative questions on what law should aim at. The remainder of the course will consider practical issues that come into play with financial integrity law, such as corruption, poverty, distributive justice, human rights, violence, and war.

    Instructors: Jon Adler, Jill Delston, Mike Benza, Richard Gordon, Mark Nance, Nikos Passas, Jason Sharman

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