Syllabus and Teaching Aids
As Chairman and founder of the ACFE, an accountant and former FBI agent, Dr. Joseph T. Wells has learned from practical experience that accountants need anti-fraud education to do their jobs. With fraud becoming more prevalent, it is more important than ever that we provide our college graduates with anti-fraud education.
Dr. Wells previously taught a course in fraud examination at the University of Texas at Austin that was based on his text, Principles of Fraud Examination. This book and related course materials are available for use in your own fraud examination course. By request, you can obtain a copy of the textbook, the syllabus, PowerPoint presentations, test bank, and other materials through
John Wiley & Sons Publishing.
Anti-Fraud Videos for Educator Members
The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has four free original videos on fraud for educator members interested in integrating anti-fraud education. Please download and submit the ACFE Educator Video Library order form below.
Click here for information about how you can develop a Fraud Examination course and how to obtain all 12 free videos available to our participating Anti-Fraud Education Partners.
These videos include interviews with actual white-collar criminals, and make excellent training material for the classroom. With student discussions, the typical video will cover two sessions at one hour each. Available videos include:
*These videos are provided to
ACFE Educator Members
Principles of Fraud Examination, 3rd Edition
By Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. This university textbook provides a wealth of informative and entertaining insights into the complex social factors behind fraudulent behavior. The text also provides a broad overview of the field of fraud examination––from what fraud is, to how it is committed, detected, and deterred. Educators and university bookstores may purchase this text from the publisher: Wiley +1 (201) 712-0090 or
www.wiley.com. ISBN: 9780470128831
Fraud Examination, 3rd Edition
By W. Steve Albrecht, CFE, Conan Albrecht and Chad Albrecht. Updated and enhanced to help readers better understand the significance of fraud in the modern accounting world, this provocative text prepares readers to identify, detect, investigate, and prevent financial fraud. Educators and university bookstores may purchase this text from the publisher: South-Western +1 (650) 595-2350 or
www.thomsonedu.com. ISBN: 0324560842.
The Corporate Fraud Handbook: Prevention and Detection, 3rd Edition
By Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. From sophisticated investment swindles to false overtime to pilferage, learn how to detect corporate fraud with the expert help found in the Corporate Fraud Handbook. The text explores the three main categories of occupational fraud and abuse (asset misappropriation, corruption, and fraudulent statements) and identifies and classifies 13 separate schemes. Educators and university bookstores may purchase this text from the publisher: Wiley +1 (201) 712-0090 or
www.wiley.com. ISBN: 978-0-470-63878-1
Frankensteins of Fraud
By Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA. This text tells the stories of this century’s greatest fraudsters with lively, engaging prose. Readers will not only discover the facts behind these schemes, they will encounter the criminal mind at work, matching wits with “Crazy Eddie” Antar, Charles Ponzi, and Michael Milken. Educators and university bookstores may purchase this text by calling the ACFE Bookstore at +1 (512) 478-9000.
Educator Resources and Information
Educator Online Discussion Forum
Educator Requirements to become a CFE
Educator Certification Package
Anti-Fraud Education Partnership