Forensic Accounting and Fraud: A Review of Literature and Policy Implications.

International Journal of Accounting and Economics Studies, 3(1), 63-68

19 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2015 Last revised: 3 Mar 2017

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Peterson K Ozili

University of Essex - Essex Business School; Central Bank of Nigeria

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

This review present some evidence on fraud, forensic accounting, the skills and education of the forensic investigator. Also, some explanation for the diverging views among academics and regulators in relation to detecting fraud are provided. To regulators, I address the question on why academic research in forensic accounting may have little significance to inform policy. Further, I present some rich set of questions and identify a number of important directions for future research in forensic accounting. This paper is intended to stimulate debates and future research of the issues identified.

Keywords: Forensic Accounting, Fraud, Forensic Education, Fraud Triangle, Fraud Investigation, Fraud Detection, Corporate Fraud, Forensic Science, Forensic Accounting, Ethics, Regulation,

JEL Classification: I23, M41, M42, M48, M49.

Suggested Citation

Ozili, Peterson Kitakogelu, Forensic Accounting and Fraud: A Review of Literature and Policy Implications. (2015). International Journal of Accounting and Economics Studies, 3(1), 63-68. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2628554 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2628554

Peterson Kitakogelu Ozili (Contact Author)

University of Essex - Essex Business School ( email )

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

Central Bank of Nigeria ( email )

Plot 33, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Way
Central Business District, Cadastral Zone
Abuja
Nigeria

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