The Analysis of Investigative Techniques in Financial Investigations
5 Pages Posted: 22 Feb 2017
Date Written: February 20, 2017
This paper describes various investigative techniques that can be used in financial investigations. It is not exhaustive in covering all techniques but only highlights techniques that have specific relevance in relation to financial investigations. In this paper, the reader will understand that countries should use a wide range of investigative techniques which include undercover operations, intercepting communications, accessing computer systems, and controlled delivery. Countries can implement these requirements within their legal systems. This paper recognises that countries may have differing mechanisms available to investigators for compelling records that are relevant to financial investigations. For example, some countries use production orders, subpoenas, orders issued by prosecutors, orders issued by investigative magistrates, etc. Regardless of the instrument or process used, it is important that the financial investigator has access to and effectively uses such powers so as to obtain necessary information. This paper highlights the importance of capacity building and training of investigators. It is also shows the role of international bodies involved in fighting while collars crimes and corruption.
Keywords: Financial Investigation, Investigative Techniques, Information
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