Understanding the thoughts and feelings of a fraudster can provide valuable insight to enhance an organization’s anti-fraud efforts. Knowing why fraudsters commit their crimes can help you learn how to prevent fraud by addressing the circumstances that lead to it. Gaining insight into the way perpetrators rationalize their actions can also help you deter others from forming similar rationalizations in the future. And possessing an understanding of the human element of fraud might give you an edge in gaining an admission during an interview.
This course takes an inside look at the fraudster’s mind, exploring psychological information that is key to the successful development of a fraud prevention and detection program. This courses includes a 50-minute online video examining ten common critical thinking errors displayed by fraudsters and how they are manifested in convicted perpetrators. The DVD of this video can also be purchased individually.
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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Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once.
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You Will Learn How To:
- Differentiate between various criminological theories of human behavior
- Compare the categories of perpetrators and how they are correlated to the reasons perpetrators commit crimes
- Identify common motivations for committing fraud
- Categorize ten common critical thinking errors associated with ethical behavior
- Identify indicators of deception commonly exhibited by interview subjects
ADVANCED PREPARATION: NONE
FIELD OF STUDY: SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE
LAST UPDATED: MARCH 2019
DELIVERY METHOD: QAS SELF-STUDY
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