Business

Fraud Examination Course Descriptions

Undergraduate Level (interdisciplinary)

ACCT 4631
Fraud Examination
This course takes a macro look at fraud by examining the pervasiveness of and the causes of fraud and white-collar crime in our society. Other topics to be explored include financial crime statutes, evidence gathering and admissibility, types and elements of fraud, general investigative methods, and report writing. Prerequisite:  Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours, and ACCT 2101 or ACCT 2030.

ACCT 4632
Fraud Schemes
This course takes a micro look at fraud by examining about 40 of the most common fraud schemes including how they work and how they can be effectively detected, investigated, and prevented. Prerequisite:  Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours, and ACCT 2101 or ACCT 2030.

LSTD 3630
White Collar Crime
This course examines the US criminal justice system along with its response to the escalating incidence of white-collar crime. Other topics include understanding human behavior, theories of crime causation, organization crime, occupational crime, and the constitutional rights of white-collar criminals. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours.

ACCT 4633 / LSTD 4633
Forensic Interviews and Interrogation
This course examines the distinctions between interviews and interrogations and how each can be used in resolving criminal or civil allegations. Other topics to be explored include the verbal and nonverbal cues indicating truth or deception, preparation of interview memoranda, and obtaining and preparing legally-admissible admission statements. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours.

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