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01 Jan 2023

Does controlling play a role in detecting and correcting financial statement fraud? - Detailed plan and bibliography

Litterature review - 1 pages - Management control

This document is a base to write a literature review for a thesis on the following problematic: does management control play a role in detecting and correcting financial statement fraud?

08 Oct 2015

Computer Crime Rules According to Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)

Essay - 2 pages - Computer science

Computer crime has today become a global phenomenon. It entails the use of a computer to commit a crime or even the criminal exploitation of a computer or the internet. It can as well involve offences committed against people or groups of people mainly with the criminal motive of harming the...

18 Jun 2010

Corporate fraud

Thesis - 6 pages - Management

Corporate fraud is a growing threat to business. It has increased due to rapid technological change and increasing dependence on information systems. These frauds are prevalent across industries. A corporate fraud occurs when an employee uses his job for personal financial...

16 Jan 2009

When a famous bank ( Société Générale ) is plunged into the world's largest financial fraud ever known by a simple junior trader

Essay - 8 pages - Finance

In January 2008, the financial world was disrupted by the world's largest financial fraud case known to date. The famous French bank, Société Générale, recorded a loss of 5 billion euros due to false positions taken by a junior trader, Jérôme Kerviel. To fully appreciate how he did this,...

16 Jun 2009

Greed and corruption: The emergence of corporate fraud in North America

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

Corporations are the cornerstone of the North American economy. While they were first formed as non-profit organizations created for the public good in European societies, by the 17th century, the focus for many corporations changed and the drive to make money took precedence over working for...

21 Apr 2008

Fraud: A night-time adventure leads to more trouble than expected

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Adventures in the middle of the night were something I was always very fond of. For the most part they never seemed to get me into much trouble; I just coveted the feeling of being able to sneak out of my house without getting caught. For a fifteen-year-old, it was definitely a thrilling feeling....

06 Oct 2008

ZZZ Best Company, Inc. fraud

Essay - 7 pages - Management

Barry Minkow precociously committed fraud at the age of 16 by forging credit card signatures. As an adult he was resolute in defrauding investors of ZZZ Best Company, Inc. through inventive hoaxes involving insurance restoration projects. ZZZ Best Company, Inc. was essentially in the...

23 Apr 2023

Cheating at school

Essay - 3 pages - Educational studies

If there is a phenomenon that is growing more and more in the school field, it is, of course, the phenomenon of cheating. Indeed, cheating is a widespread and ancient practice in teaching and learning environments. What is cheating? What are the causes of this practice and the motivations of...

14 Dec 2022

Haiti briefing note and building mission solution : state of the country and developments of solutions

Case study - 7 pages - Political science

In October 2015, elections were deferred indefinitely due to allegations of fraud. The new elections were further postponed due to Hurricane Matthew and finally took place in November 2016, Jovenel Moïse won 56% of the vote. There was a holding of an electoral tribunal to conduct a...

05 Sep 2022

White-collar crime in South Africa

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Sociology

White-collar crime is nonviolent crime that is committed by a person in order of financial gain. This specific type of crime is seen as nonviolent as people are not generally hurt in the process. Everything is more secretive and doesn't involve many people. The risks are seen as minimal and...

23 Jun 2021

SWOT Analysis - PayPal

Case study - 5 pages - Digital & e-marketing

Online payment services have expanded considerably in recent years. Indeed, with the rise of electronic commerce, consumers and businesses alike are constantly looking for secure means to carry out their transactions, especially in a world where competition is very high and where fraud on...

29 Sep 2010

The growing impact of operational risks and its application to banks

Dissertation - 70 pages - Finance

Since their implementation in the banks in January 2007, operational risks are considered a main point of the strategy of banks. Operational risks are defined as “the risk of loss resulting from inadequate or failed internal processes, people and systems, or from external events1.” The...

20 Aug 2008

Critically analyse the decision in the House of Lords' decision in the American Accord

Essay - 9 pages - International relations

The globalisation of trade brings with it greater risks than internal trade, with the differences in business practices, application of local law, combined with external political factors . The four main risks applicable when dealing with global trade are foreign law and the ambiguity of what...

09 Jun 2009

Data mining in financial crime detection

Thesis - 5 pages - Journalism

In this paper, we have discussed different financial crimes that are seen today i.e credit card fraud, card not present fraud, Loan default, Bank Fraud, Money Laundering, Insurance crime etc. Then we have discussed how data mining becomes helpful for detection of these types...

26 Feb 2009

Corporate compliance report: Sarbanes-Oxley and the COSO initiative

Thesis - 5 pages - Management

With recent incidents of fraud and inside trading, the business world has gained renewed interest and emphasis on corporate governance and regulatory compliance. Organizations have taken more serious measures to establish enterprise risk management plans to avert, identify, and manage...

13 Apr 2009

Auditing a bank

Case study - 37 pages - Finance

Various people such as owners, shareholders, investors, creditors, lenders, government etc. uses the final account of a business concern for different purposes. All these users need to be sure that the final accounts prepared by the management are reliable. An auditor is an independent expert who...

29 Sep 2010

Enron: the story of a symbolic financial scandal

Case study - 12 pages - Finance

The death of Kenneth Lay last spring and the recent 24-year sentence of Jeffrey Skilling have put an end to the darkest story of modern finance: the Enron case. Actually, this firm turned from a success model into a paradigm of all the problems of finance capitalism. With the giving up of the...

24 Dec 2013

Computer Forensics Laboratory and Computer Investigations Training

Case study - 10 pages - Educational studies

Computer forensics refers to the use of a computer expert program to collect, interpret, preserve, analyze and produce data from either volatile or non-volatile media storage devices. It is a branch of digital forensic science that is related to examining digital media in a forensic manner with...

16 Jan 2009

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act - published: 16/01/2009

Essay - 4 pages - Finance

On July 30, 2002, President Bush signed into law a revolutionary Act: the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act. In the wake of many financial scandals, this law establishes new accounting and control requirements on U.S. publicly owned...

10 Jan 2011

Underground Economy in the European Union: Moonlighting

Essay - 24 pages - Economy general

The black market, also known as the underground economy, has a substantial arsenal of words to describe it: black economy, illegal economy, unreported, unrecorded, ghost, invisible economy etc. Undeclared work also falls into the category of underground economy. This consists of different...

26 Feb 2009

A critique of the connection between gender and crime

Thesis - 7 pages - Social sciences

Official statistics show that overall males commit or, are charged with, more crimes than females (Scottish Prison Service, 2002). However it has also been shown, that in certain areas of criminality such as theft and fraud, female offence rates seem to be rising faster than males....

11 Aug 2009

Fiduciary duty and tracing law

Case study - 5 pages - International law

Yardley was employed as wages and personnel manager for BALIOL between 1994 and 2007. One of his jobs each month was to prepare for payday when the staff was paid in cash on the last day of the month. He would cash the check at the LBSC and sort the cash into brown envelopes for each of the...

21 Jun 2010

Advantages (benefits) and disadvantages (risks and demerits) of online shopping

Thesis - 3 pages - Business strategy

Internet has become a part of our everyday life over the last decade. It has opened new horizons for the companies and the people as online shopping and auctions are experiencing a remarkable success. According to Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine (2000) the total turnover of online sales in...

17 Oct 2014

Case of Vasiliy Gorshkov and Alexey Ivanov

Case study - 2 pages - Educational studies

There have been reports of computer crimes of late in the news and the surprising realization is that children are becoming criminal masterminds online. There are readily available hacker tools that can be used by unskilled people to wreak havoc for financial gain or just for fun. The disturbing...

29 Sep 2010

The threat of identity theft in direct marketing

Essay - 4 pages - Services marketing

Identity theft is rampant, especially now that the present technology is capable of producing us the ways by which we could infringe upon the privacy of another. The victims of identity theft are the customers whose personal information is obtained. The Direct Marketing community is also in the...

03 Nov 2011

Corporate Compliance Plan

Case study - 7 pages - Management

Business ethics and social responsibility affects customers, businesses, shareholders, and the reputation of the organization. A business that is dishonest can cause harm or even send an individual to jail. Several forms of doing business are through sole proprietorship, partnership, and...

31 Dec 2010

Money laundering

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), money laundering annually represents more than 600 billion dollars worldwide. Criminal activities like drug trafficking, arms smuggling or prostitution rings also generate very high profits. However, the money earned illegally is of little use...

04 Mar 2021

Free speech in the USA

Financial analysis - 1 pages - Sociology

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which the United States is a signatory, both establish the right of people to freedom of expression. This right includes the freedom to seek, receive, and impart information...

11 Dec 2007

Roadblocks, Forces and Reform in Egyptian Politics

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

The 2005 elections deemed to be promising for Egypt. Hosni Mubarak had himself claimed to come “out of my full conviction of the need to consolidate efforts for more freedom and democracy.” The “reform” agenda had been initiated by the President himself, beginning with his...

16 Jan 2009

Importance or otherwise for multinational enterprises of developing codes of ethics

Essay - 10 pages - Business strategy

According to Milton Friedman, there is one and only one social responsibility of business - to use its resources and engage in activities designed to increase its profits so long as it engages in open and free competition without deception or fraud. He advanced this view in 1962. With the...