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Preventing Fraud and Mismanagement in Government: Systems and Structures

By Joseph R. Petrucelli, CFE, and Jonathan R. Peters

This book’s author is a CFE

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Preventing Fraud and Mismanagement in Government


The public sector provides some of the most basic services that are critical to a functioning society. Lacking a profit motive, these agencies nonetheless show patterns of fraud and behaviors that could be mitigated with the adoption of standards and best practices.

From Bridgegate to Iran-Contra, this book walks you through massive scandals that resulted from public mismanagement and fraud to illustrate how deeply entrenched, entity-specific norms can differ from actual best practices. In "Preventing Fraud and Mismanagement in Government", you will learn about common types of public fraud and corruption, the forces that drive them and best practices to prevent them.

Highlights Include:

  • Understand why fraud exists in the public sector
  • Discover how your agency's mindset diverges from the norm
  • Review cases where agency practices diverged from financial best practices
  • Learn best practices in an objective, non-political context

Product Details

This book's author is a CFE.
Label Value
ISBN 978-1-119-07407-6
Publisher Wiley; 1 Edition
Published Copyright 2016
Pages 560
Format Hardcover

Table of Contents

Foreword Foreword
About the Authors About the Authors
Preface Preface
Introduction Introduction
Chapter 1 Government and How It Works
Chapter 2 Public Finance and How Government Creates Cash Flow
Chapter 3 Accounting for Government
Chapter 4 Who Works in Government and What Is Their Motivation?
Chapter 5 Fraud in Public Agencies: Horse Trading or Stealing
Chapter 6 Corrupt Policies and Actions
Chapter 7 Policing of Public Corruption and Fraud
Chapter 8 Final Thoughts
Appendix Tables Appendix Tables
Index Index

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