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Fraud Examination

Fraud Examination - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0538470841

Cover of Fraud Examination 4TH 12 (ISBN 978-0538470841)
ISBN13: 978-0538470841
ISBN10: 0538470844

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 4TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2012
International: No

List price: $333.00

Fraud Examination - 4TH 12 edition

ISBN13: 978-0538470841

W. Steve Albrecht

ISBN13: 978-0538470841
ISBN10: 0538470844

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 4TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: South-Western Publishing Co.
Published: 2012
International: No

Help your students understand the growing significance of fraud in today's accounting world as the latest edition of this engaging text teaches how to identify, detect, investigate, and prevent financial fraud. FRAUD EXAMINATION 4E closely examines the nature of fraud using memorable business examples and captivating actual fraud including recent developments in e-business fraud. Students explore how technology is increasingly involved in fraud and how it can be used to detect fraud as well as what the legal options are for victims of fraud. Significant new discussion of forensic analysis expands students' understanding of the field, while a fresh, clean design increases readability and student appeal. New learning features and strong end-of-chapter exercises draw attention to the most important information and drive critical thinking.

Author Bio

W. Steve Albrecht
W. Steve Albrecht is the Andersen Alumni Professor of Accountancy in the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University. He has done extensive research on business fraud and ethics, resulting in the publication of more than 100 articles in professional and academic journals, several awards, and having one of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners headquarters named after him. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting from BYU and MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, and Certified Fraud Examiner. Dr. Albrecht has consulted with numerous organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, major financial institutions, the United Nations, FBI, and other organizations, and has been an expert witness in over 35 major fraud cases.

Chad O. Albrecht
Chad O. Albrecht, assistant professor at Utah State University, received his Ph.D. from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and currently teaches forensic accounting and ethics. His research focuses on international fraud and corruption from a humanistic perspective. His research articles have appeared in numerous journals and have been quoted in multiple news outlets. Previous to his doctoral studies, Dr. Albrecht worked as a licensed stockbroker for the Bank of Montreal. He currently serves as associate editor of Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, a peer-review journal by Emerald Publishing.

Conan C. Albrecht
Conan C. Albrecht, associate professor of Information Systems at Brigham Young University teaches enterprise development, middleware, and business programming. Albrecht researches computer-based fraud detection techniques, e-commerce platforms, and online group dynamics. He has published several articles on fraud detection and information theory in numerous academic and professional outlets. He is currently developing an open source framework for computer-based fraud detection. The core of this research is detectlets, which encodes background and detection information for specific fraud schemes. He hopes the system will eventually serve as the foundation of a large, online repository of detectlets about all types of fraud in the next few years.

Mark F. Zimbelman
Mark F. Zimbelman is an accounting professor and Selvoy J. Boyer Fellow at Brigham Young University (BYU). He teaches classes on auditing and fraud examination and focuses his research exclusively on fraud. His research has been published in numerous academic journals and has worked with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors in writing various publications on fraud. Dr. Zimbelman received his CPA license and worked for more than six years as a financial statement auditor and, later, as a controller in industry. After obtaining his Ph.D. he worked with KPMG in their fraud and forensics practice. This opportunity provided hands-on experience investigating violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, financial statement fraud, vendor fraud, and embezzlement.

Table of Contents

1. The Nature of Fraud.
2. Who Commits Fraud and Why.
3. Fighting Fraud: An Overview.
4. Preventing Fraud.
5. Recognizing the Symptoms of Fraud.
6. Data-Driven Fraud Detection
7. Investigating Theft Acts.
8. Investigating Concealment.
9. Conversion Investigation Methods.
10. Inquiry Methods and Fraud Reports.
11. Financial Statement Fraud.
12. Revenue- and Inventory-Related Financial Statement Frauds.
13. Liability, Asset, and Inadequate Disclosure Frauds.
14. Fraud Against Organizations.
15. Consumer Fraud.
16. Bankruptcy, Divorce, and Tax Fraud.
17. e-Commerce Fraud.
18. Legal Follow-Up.