Fraud: The Counter Fraud Practitioner's Handbook

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Business & Economics - 546 pages
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Fraud remains one of the most important crimes, causing billions in losses each year. Thousands of people are employed to try to prevent it, but it has remained largely neglected in literature. This book provides comprehensive coverage of the main issues involved in fraudits definition, costs, the nature of the offenders involved in committing fraud, and the issues involved in fraud investigation. It is written by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, and covers fraud in the widest sense, including benefit fraud, tax evasion, credit card fraud, and paying particular attention to fraud using the internet. A wide range of case studies are presented. Portraits are provided of the ways in which a large number of organizations seek to deal with fraud. This book will be essential reading for anybody with a professional interest in fraud and its prevention, as well as the wide number of courses within law, criminology, social policy, and business and management.
 

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Contents

List of Figures
Acronyms
Foreword by Monty Raphael
Trends and Costs of Fraud
Why Commit Fraud?
The Changing Fraud Environment
Chapter4 Policing and Regulating Financial Services
Policing and Regulating the Professionals
Insurance Fraud
Telecoms Fraud
Employee Fraud
Bribery and Corruption
Fraud as a Financial Investigation
Using Intelligence
Using the Internet as an Investigative Tool
Managing Fraud Risk in a Regulated Environment

NonLaw Enforcement Approaches to
Accounts and Management Fraud
Law Enforcement Approaches to the Investigation
Criminal Fraud
Corporate Fraud
Local Government Benefit Fraud
Procurement Fraud
Company Investigations
Charity Fraud
Solicitor Fraud
The Role of Corporate Governance
The Role of Audit
Whistleblowing
How to Prevent Internal Fraud
The Disciplinary Route
The Confiscation Route
The Civil Route
The Prosecution Route
References
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