The Law of Fraud and the Forensic Investigator,Sixth Edition
By: David Debenham, LL.B., LL.M., MBA, C.F.I, C.F.E, C.P.A., C.M.A.
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-8953-2
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 1800
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: softcover
Publication Date: 2019-03-26
Publisher: Carswell
Price: $169.00

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An in-depth analysis of fraud as well as the latest tools and techniques

This book gives lawyers, accountants, internal auditors, and other investigators both an in-depth analysis of fraud, as well as the latest tools, techniques, and methods of handling internal or external fraud engagement. It will provide guidance in terms of documenting fraud, preparing evidence, conducting a fraud investigation, and acting as an expert consultant or expert witness in any eventual litigation or proceedings. It represents the latest thinking on each area of the process, written by a commercial litigation lawyer, trained as both a management accountant and forensic investigator, who has been involved in several prominent cases as the head of the fraud recovery team.

New in this edition

  • Updated chapters based on the most recent case law
  • Revisions dealing with changes to money laundering and anti-corruption legislation
  • New sections dealing with such emerging issues as identity theft, bitcoin frauds, frauds arising from the 2008 financial crisis, and the psychology of the fraudster

Most books have chapters that introduce a topic, leaving it to the reader to do further research. Each chapter in The Law of Fraud and Forensic Investigator, Sixth Edition can be read independently, with readers benefiting from an in-depth exploration of the subject matter. Students and  practitioners alike will find this publication a useful desktop resource and reference.

“…this book is a useful resource for the forensic investigation of fraud. Particularly helpful are the checklists, forms and precedents (such as sample orders, injunctions, statements of claim, and a retainer letter).”

From the book review of The Law of Fraud and the Forensic Investigator, 4th Edition, by Susannah Tredwell (2016 Canadian Law Library Review/Revue canadienne des bibliothèques de droit, Volume/Tome 41, No. 2)

“Debenham’s book is an indispensable guide and aide-mémoire for all who wish to understand forensic practice and legalities, not only in Canada, but also in the United States and the British Commonwealth countries.”

Leonard J Brooks, Director, Diploma in Investigative & Forensic Accounting, University of Toronto

“David Debenham’s book is the most comprehensive book on fraud, the law, and investigation ever published. It is an essential reference guide for any forensic accountant, lawyer, or fraud investigator. Upon picking it up to research a topic, you will find yourself reading for hours, not able to put it down. It is well-written, easy to reference, and will aid you every step of the way in a white-collar crime case.”

Diane A. Matthews, Associate Dean, Carlow University, School of Management, U.S.

“This book is well-researched and organized in a very user-friendly manner. I have no doubt that this book will be of great assistance to lawyers and judges when dealing with expert evidence in the field of electronic documents. I have found this book to be very helpful when dealing with electronic evidence and would highly recommend this book to all lawyers and judges dealing with actions in this area of the law.”

Justice B.T. Granger

About the Author

David Debenham is the Co-Chair of The Fraud Law Group of McMillan LLP, an internationally renowned law firm. David has been a trial lawyer in Canada for over 30 years. He has a Masters in Science, with a major in fraud and forensics, from a leading American University, and a Masters in Forensic Accounting from a leading Canadian University. David is a certified fraud specialist and a certified fraud investigator, and is certified in Financial Forensics by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. David has a JD and two Masters degrees in law, as well as a CMA and CPA. He is President of the Association of Certified Forensic Investigators of Canada, and a frequent speaker on fraud-related topics throughout North America. As such, David is ideally placed to write this text, which serves investigators, accountants and lawyers alike.

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