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By Sridhar Ramamoorti

Get useful insights at the psychology of white-collar criminals—and the best way to outsmart them

Understand how the psychologies of fraudsters and their sufferers have interaction in addition to what makes auditors/investigators/regulators permit down their defend. find out about the psychology of fraud sufferers, together with forums of administrators and senior administration, and what makes them are looking to think fraudsters, and for this reason making them fairly at risk of deception. simply because it specialists gave us laptop forensics, we have a uniquely certified crew immersed in psychology, sociology, psychiatry in addition to accounting and auditing, introducing the rising box of behavioral forensics to handle the phenomenon of fraud.

Ever ask yourself what makes a white-collar legal tick? Why does he or she do what they do? For the 1st time ever, see the brain of the fraudster laid bare,...

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Securities & Exchange Commission “Daven, Sri, Joe, and Kelly have done a great job of helping us understand the importance of recognizing the very personal and individual human factors that can drive someone to fraudulent behavior. T. Kearney “This excellent work forces us beyond any easy and dangerously narrow examination of fraud to the understanding of complex motivations that set in motion results that can be startling in their financial consequence. With recognizable and pertinent case studies, these exceptionally qualified authors demonstrate how certain human behavioral factors precede and enable a fraud—be it carried out by one person, a colluding group, or by suggestions from leadership.

The fraud problem simply seems to be increasing in scope and frequency, and newspaper headlines continue to highlight how the last major financial loss has just been surpassed by the most recent. Consider this curious case of theft. A man named Arthur “the Brain” Rachel gained notoriety for stealing the 45-carat Marlborough diamond from a London jewelry store three decades ago. He was sentenced in 2012 to eight and a half years in prison for racketeering. He had already served many years in jail for other crimes, and he was 73 years old when he received this sentence.

In psychology in 1995, I simultaneously became the first—to the best of my knowledge—certified psychological accountant in the United States. I wasn't planning to be the “shrink” among the CPAs, nor am I “certifiable,” but I do know something about how the human mind works. My foray into the behavioral sciences opened my eyes. ” My “eyes” as a professional accountant were focused on the how questions: how the books are “cooked,” how the evidence is concealed, and how trust is violated, all from investigations after the fact.

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