In Person Seminar

ACFE Research Institute Summer Meeting

  • Jun 15, 2023 8:00 a.m.
  • Seattle, Washington
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This 1-day meeting of the ACFE Research Institute (ARI) will focus on cutting-edge research on the detection, deterrence and investigation of fraud and corruption.

Open to academic researchers, anti-fraud practitioners, representatives of government agencies with anti-fraud responsibilities, and anyone else with an interest in fraud research, this meeting will provide a forum where attendees will learn about emerging anti-fraud research, hear proposals for new studies and network with other anti-fraud experts.

A discounted rate of $150 is available to ACFE Educator Members and Student Members. To obtain the educator/student discount, please contact a Member Service Representative for assistance through chat or by calling 1 (800) 245-3321.

About the ACFE Research Institute

The goal of the ARI is to bring together top researchers, anti-fraud practitioners, and government agencies to share knowledge, generate new ideas, and contribute to the established body of knowledge in the anti-fraud profession. ARI studies are approved with a goal of developing research that yields practical insights, useful information and new tools for anti-fraud practitioners. The ARI operates under the direction of the ACFE Foundation, whose mission is to increase the body of anti-fraud knowledge. 



You Will Learn How To:

Examine the latest academic research on fraud and corruption.

Review proposals from researchers on new areas of study.

Collaborate with researchers, practitioners and government officials.

Reduce the risk of vendor fraud.

Location & Venue

Event Venue

Seattle Convention Center
705 Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98101

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 7
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: In Person

Credit by Field of Study

Specialized Knowledge: 7

Registration & Fees

Registration Fee:

Educator/Student: $150

Non Educator/Student: $300

*A discounted rate of $150 is available to ACFE Educator Members and Student Members. To obtain the educator or student discount, please contact a Member Service Representative for assistance through chat or by calling 1 (800) 245-3321.

Course Outline

  • 8:40 – 10:15 a.m. Final Research Reports, Session 1

    Final Research Report: Examining Factors Influencing the Offender’s Decision to Confess to Fraud and the Victim’s Decision to Refer to Authorities; Final Research Report: Trading Places: Audit Team Dynamics when Junior Auditors have Greater Technological Expertise; Final Research Report: How Does Developing vs. Inheriting Data Analytics Affect Auditor Skepticism?; Final Research Report: Gamification Training for the Next Generation of Fraud Fighters

  • 10:30 – 11:55 p.m. Final Research Reports, Session 2/Research Project Proposals, Session 1

    Final Research Report: Analytics and Small Business Grant Fraud within the Federal SBIR Program; Grant Proposal: Does Political Culture Affect Firm Culture? An Empirical Investigation of Political Corruption and Financial Statement Fraud; Grant Proposal: Public Sustainability Participation and Local Firms’ Financial Statement Misconduct; Grant Proposal: A Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing Framework for Fraud Risk Assessment

  • 1:15 – 2:35 p.m. Research Project Proposals, Session 2

    Grant Proposal: Best Practices Guide for the Justice for Fraud Victims Project; Grant Proposal: Fraud Latent Trait Instrument; Grant Proposal: Can the Use of Visualizations Combat the Impact of Fatigue on Auditor Professional Skepticism?

  • 2:50 – 3:30 p.m. Research Project Proposals, Session 3

    Grant Proposal: Deconstructing Corruption & Fraud: The Case of Psychological Theories Driving Unethical Actions in Public Sector Procurement; Grant Proposal: Does Legislators’ Personal Exposure to Fraud Influence Future Financial Regulation?


Event Cancellation Policy

Our cancellation policy is intended to keep costs low for attendees. Due to financial obligations incurred by ACFE, Inc. you must cancel your registration prior to the start of the event. Cancellations received less than 14 calendar days prior to an event start date are subject to a $100 administrative fee. No refunds or credits will be given for cancellations received on or after the start date of the event. Those who do not cancel and do not attend are responsible for the full registration fee. Should an event be cancelled or postponed by the ACFE due to unforeseen circumstances, ACFE will process a full refund of registration fees within 30 days of such circumstances becoming known. ACFE will attempt to notify affected customers by phone and email after it determines cancellation is necessary.

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