Seeing What You Want to See: How Confirmation Bias Affects Fraud Examinations (On-Demand Webinar)


CPE Credit: 1.5 
Course Level: Advanced
Prerequisite: Experience gathering evidence and conducting interviews as part of fraud examinations


Description:

Don’t miss your opportunity to view one of the top-rated sessions from the 32nd Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference

 

When fraud examiners initiate and conduct a fraud examination, our brains go to work in ways that we do not consciously recognize. Although we strive to remain objective, we are profoundly affected by factors such as our previous experiences, our cultures, our morals and even whether we like someone.  

 

During a fraud examination, confirmation bias — perhaps the most dangerous bias for fraud examiners — can lead us to look for and interpret the evidence in a manner that confirms our existing beliefs and opinions, even when the facts might say otherwise. In this on-demand webinar, you will learn how confirmation bias permeates our decision-making, as well as how to take steps to avoid the nefarious effects it causes in our fraud examinations. 

 

You Will Learn How To: 

  • Identify the types of biases that can affect fraud investigations.
  • Recognize the ways in which bias can affect fraud investigations.
  • Determine best practices for avoiding bias in fraud investigations.

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. To learn more about the ethics CPE requirement for CFEs, please visit ACFE.com/EthicsCPE.


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Webinar Information:

PRESENTER: BRET HOOD, CFE

RECORDING DATE: AUGUST 30, 2021

DURATION: 77:37 MINUTES


CPE Information:

You Will Learn How To: 

  • Define confirmation bias 
  • Evaluate the way confirmation bias affects the investigative and interview processes 
  • Assess the impact of framing on determining investigative steps and conducting interviews 
  • Compare and contrast how the consistency theory affects decision-making as it relates to confirmation bias 


ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE

FIELD OF STUDY: BEHAVIORAL ETHICS

LAST UPDATED: AUGUST 2021

DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY

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