Seeing What You Want to See How Confirmation Bias Affects Fraud Examinations

Seeing What You Want to See How Confirmation Bias Affect Fraud Examinations
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1.5 Credits
Seeing What You Want to See How Confirmation Bias Affects Fraud Examinations On Demand Webinar


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. 


Experience gathering evidence and conducting interviews as part of fraud examinations

You Will Learn How To:

Determine best practices for avoiding bias in fraud investigations.

Identify the types of biases that can affect fraud investigations.

Recognize the ways in which bias can affect fraud investigations.

CPE Information

This course fulfills the annual ethics CPE requirement for CFEs. Learn more about the ethics CPE requirements for CFEs.
CPE Credit: 1.5
NASBA Information: Behavioral Ethics
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: August 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


Bret Hood, CFE - Speaker


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