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The Relevance of Forensic Accounting to Financial Crimes in Private and Public Sectors of Third World Economies: A Study from Nigeria


Abubakar Sadiq Kasum


University of Ilorin

April 15, 2009

Proceedings of The 1st International Conference on Governance Fraud Ethics and Social Responsibility, June 11-13, 2009

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The paper studied financial crimes in developing economies. Fraud and corruption has affected the lives of citizens of third world countries negatively, it is engraved in the systems, it is alarming and seriously devastating. The work specifically evaluates the extent of financial crimes in developing countries and compares the private and public sector with a view to determine the sector where the services of forensic accountants is more required. The results of our reviews are that fraud and corruption are fundamental problems of third world countries. Empirically, we found that investigative or forensic accountant has a role to play, generally, but more in the public sector. We then recommend the strengthening of forensic accounting institution and utilization of their services in public sector of developing nations economies.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 24

Keywords: Forensic Accounting, Financial crime, Third World Economies, Fraud, Corruption

JEL Classification: M41

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Date posted: April 16, 2009 ; Last revised: September 23, 2013

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Kasum, Abubakar Sadiq, The Relevance of Forensic Accounting to Financial Crimes in Private and Public Sectors of Third World Economies: A Study from Nigeria (April 15, 2009). Proceedings of The 1st International Conference on Governance Fraud Ethics and Social Responsibility, June 11-13, 2009. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1384242 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1384242

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Abubakar Sadiq Kasum (Contact Author)
University of Ilorin ( email )
Ilorin
Ilorin, Kwara State 0834
Nigeria
+2348036672880 (Phone)
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