TCIIA The New Psychology of Fraud 10-21-2021




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The New Psychology of Fraud

8 hours of NASBA credit in Auditing


Available for the first time!  Attend this in-person event “live-streamed.”  This will be an interactive experience for virtual attendees with high-quality audio and video for a great day of learning.


You’ll never think about fraud the same way again after this session examining the psychology of both investigators and perpetrators. This story-based presentation will use first-hand accounts and the latest research to show why some traditional investigational practices are more harmful than helpful.  We will expose myths and dangers lurking in our assumptions about fraud.  We will explore misunderstandings about skepticism and learn how auditors and investigators may unwittingly assist the very fraud schemes they are trying to thwart.  We will challenge “sacred cows” of the industry and help us develop more effective thinking approaches for the investigation, detection, and deterrence of fraud.

Major Subjects:

  • Behavioral profiling
  • The psychology of skepticism
  • The neuroscience of psychopathy
  • Psychology and reasoning related to both investigators and perpetrators

Learning objectives:

  • Identify at least one major foundational shift in the approach to fraud investigations
  • Identify common errors in behavioral profiling
  • Identify common cognitive biases that diminish reasoning during investigations
  • Identify at least one approach to improve skeptical reasoning

Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites:  Previous auditing experience and knowledge of terminology is helpful

Advanced preparation:  Not required

Field of study: Auditing

Hours: 8

Designed for:  CPAs, audit, governance, investigative and compliance professionals wanting to learn more effective ways to deter, detect and investigate fraud and gain a deeper understanding of behavioral science surrounding fraud and related threats.

© Toby Groves, Ph.D.