Complete Course Notes from the entire semester compiling the following topics:

Topic 1 Forensic Accounting In Society
Topic 2 The Fraud Problem
Topic 3 Fraud Prevention
Topic 4 The Regulatory Environment
Topic 5 Fraud Detection
Topic 6 Financial Statement Fraud
Topic 7 Investigation Of Fraud

With Additional Information from the following recommended readings:

Kirby, Michael, When The Tide Runs Out, FASIG Conference Forensic Accounting – New Rules and Opportunities, 11 March 2010

APES 215 Forensic Accounting Services, Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board,

Benish, Messod D., “The Detection of Earnings Manipulation”, Financial Analysts Journal, Sept-Oct, 1999, (5), (13)

Wells, Joseph, “Irrational Ratios”, Journal of Accountancy, August, 2001, (2),

Grove, Hugh; Cook, Tom; “Lessons for Auditors : Quantitative and Qualitative Red Flags”, Journal of Forensic Accounting, June 2004, Volume V, Number 1, pp. 131-146.

Albrecht et al (2018), Forensic Examination, Cengage, 6e

Silverstone, Howard; Sheetz, Michael, Chapter 11, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation, 2nd edition, Wiley,2007


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