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Forensic Accounting

This guide is intended to help you identify and locate scholarly and non-scholarly resources (books, articles, open web resources, etc.) for forensic accounting. On this guide you'll also find info. on library services, research tips, career info., etc.

Welcome to the Forensic Accounting Guide!

Your one-stop library resource for scholarly and non-scholarly books and eBooks, databases and journals, web resources, research tips and tools, career information, and more on accounting or related topics! On this guide you'll also find information on library services, tools, and other web resources to help you write your papers, do your presentations, cite your sources, and more.

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What is Forensic Accounting?

"Forensic accounting is a specialized area of the accounting industry, and often involves the detailed analysis of complex financial information to investigate fraud and misconduct, recover assets and reduce exposure to white collar crime and other irregularities. Forensic accountants also often appear as expert witnesses in civil and criminal trials or other dispute resolution forums."

Quoted from: Marais, P. (2010).Forensic accounting. In W. Visser et al., The A to Z of corporate social responsibility. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Retrieved from


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