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

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

24 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2009 Last revised: 23 Sep 2013

Abubakar Kasum

University of Ilorin

Date Written: April 15, 2009

Abstract

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.

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

JEL Classification: M41

Suggested Citation

Kasum, Abubakar, 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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1384242 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1384242

Abubakar Sadiq Kasum (Contact Author)

University of Ilorin ( email )

Ilorin
Ilorin, Kwara State 0834
Nigeria
+2348036672880 (Phone)

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