By Sridhar Ramamoorti
Get useful insights at the psychology of white-collar criminalsand the way to outsmart them
Understand how the psychologies of fraudsters and their sufferers have interaction in addition to what makes auditors/investigators/regulators allow down their protect. find out about the psychology of fraud sufferers, together with forums of administrators and senior administration, and what makes them are looking to think fraudsters, and hence making them really susceptible to deception. simply because it specialists gave us desktop forensics, we've a uniquely certified workforce immersed in psychology, sociology, psychiatry in addition to accounting and auditing, introducing the rising box of behavioral forensics to deal with the phenomenon of fraud.
Ever ask yourself what makes a white-collar legal tick? Why does he or she do what they do? For the 1st time ever, see the brain of the fraudster laid naked, together with their occasionally twisted rationalizations; imagine like a criminal to capture a criminal! The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics takes you there, with professional recommendation from a various yet hugely really good authoring crew of pros (three out of the 4 are qualified Fraud Examiners): a former accounting enterprise accomplice who has a PhD in psychology, a former FBI precise agent who has been with investigative practices of 2 of the massive 4 businesses, an business psychiatrist who has labored heavily with the C-level suite of enormous and small businesses, and an accounting professor who has interviewed a number of convicted felons. besides a desirable exploration of what makes humans fall for the typical and not-so-common swindles, the publication presents a sweeping characterization of the ecology of fraud utilizing The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics paradigm: the undesirable Apple (rogue executive), the undesirable Bushel (groups that collude and behave like gangs), and the undesirable Crop (representing organization-wide or maybe societally-sanctioned cultures which are poisonous and corrosive). The publication will make you are taking an extended glance whilst hiring new staff and gives a deeper extra complicated knowing of what occurs in agencies and of their humans. The A.B.C. version also will aid these in and out organisations inoculate opposed to fraud and make you think about instilling the center values of your company between your humans and create a tradition of excellence and integrity that acts as a prophylactic opposed to fraud. finally, you can find that, used properly, behavioral equipment trump exclusively fiscal incentives. With enterprise fraud at the upward thrust globally, The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics is the must-have ebook for investigators, auditors, the C-suite and probability administration execs, the forums of administrators, regulators, and HR professionals.
- Examines the psychology of fraud in a realistic manner, referring to it to points of fraud prevention, deterrence, detection, and remediation
- Helps you know that belief violationthe essence of fraudis a betrayal of behavioral assumptions approximately "trusted" people
- Explains how strong humans move undesirable and the way another way sincere humans go the line
- Underscores the significance of making a tradition of excellence and integrity that inoculates a company from fraud possibility (i.e., sincere habit can pay, whereas dishonesty is frowned upon)
- Provides key takeaways on what to seem for whilst hiring new staff and on your present staff, in addition to growing and preserving a tradition of keep an eye on consciousness
- Includes narrative money owed of interviews with convicted white-collar criminals, in addition to interpretive insights and research in their rationalizations
- Furnishes principles approximately easy methods to improve expert skepticism, easy methods to face up to fraudsters, tips to see via their schemes, tips to infuse inner controls with the people/behavioral point, and lead them to more suitable in addressing behavioral/integrity risks
- Provides a superior beginning for education courses around the fraud danger administration lifestyles cycle all of the method from the invention of fraud to its research in addition to remediation (so an identical fraud does not occur again)
- Enables auditors/investigators to interact in self-reflection and keep away from cognitive and emotional biases and traps that bring about expert judgment mistakes (e.g., overconfidence, affirmation, self-deception, groupthink, halo impression, availability, speed-accuracy trade-off, etc.)
Ever because the accounting scandals surrounding Enron and WorldCom surfaced, resulting in the passage of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002, in addition to the continued fall out from the Wall road monetary drawback precipitating the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, fraud has been a number one predicament for executives globally. for those who inspiration you knew every little thing there has been to grasp approximately monetary fraud, reassess. Get the true scoop with The A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics.
Chapter 1 Fraud Is in every single place (pages 13–26):
Chapter 2 The Sins of Quantification and different Mind‐Set Impediments (pages 27–39):
Chapter three past the Fraud Triangle: towards an summary of A.B.C. concept (pages 41–54):
Chapter four past the Fraud Triangle and into the brain: The construction Blocks of Behavioral Forensics—Understanding How the fundamentals of Human habit Tie into Fraud (pages 59–79):
Chapter five “Said the Spider to the Fly …”: The Predator‐Prey Dance—Putting Behavioral technological know-how basics into movement (pages 81–119):
Chapter 6 The unintentional Fraudster (Bad Apple): whilst the Apple Turns and Honesty Reverses path (pages 121–141):
Chapter 7 The undesirable Bushel and past: Seeing the bigger Context of the C‐Suite (pages 143–164):
Chapter eight dealing with the Ecology of Fraud: What you are able to do on Monday Morning (pages 171–194):
Chapter nine the way forward for Behavioral Forensics: constructing mental understanding to counterpoint monetary Fraud Suspicions (pages 195–212):
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A.B.C.'s of Behavioral Forensics: Applying Psychology to Financial Fraud Prevention and Detection by Sridhar Ramamoorti