Together, Reducing Fraud Worldwide

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    Educator Resources

    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: 

    Video Title   Length 
    Beyond the Numbers: Professional Interviewing Techniques   50 min.
    Cooking the Books: What Every Accountant Should Know about Fraud    50 min.
    How to Detect and Prevent Financial Statement Fraud    50 min.
    Other People's Money: The Basics of Asset Misappropriation    50 min.
    ACFE Video Library Order Form  

    *These videos are provided to ACFE Educator Members 


    Suggested Textbooks

    Fraud Examination, 3rd Edition 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 ISBN: 9780470128831

    Fraud Examination, 3rd Edition 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 ISBN: 0324560842.

    The Corporate Fraud Handbook 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 ISBN: 978-0-470-63878-1

    Frakensteins of Fraud 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