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NCJ Number: 64583 Find in a Library
Title: CPA'S (CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT) RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PREVENTION AND DETECTION OF COMPUTER FRAUD
Author(s): C R WAGNER
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 287
Sponsoring Agency: UMI Dissertation Services
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
Sale Source: UMI Dissertation Services
300 North Zeeb Road
P.O. Box 1346
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1346
United States of America
Type: Thesis/Dissertation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: IN VIEW OF THE CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT'S (CPA) RESPONSIBILITIES TO DETECT COMPUTER FRAUD, THIS DISSERTATION DETERMINES THE RISK OF COMPUTER FRAUD EXPOSURE FOR CPA'S, AS WELL AS THEIR AUDITING STANDARDS.
Abstract: THE DEVELOPMENTS IN ACCOUNTING, AUDITING, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTERS, AND COMMUNICATIONS ARE TRACED AS COMPONENTS OF THE BUSINESS AND AUDITING ENVIRONMENTS. COMPUTER FRAUD METHODS ARE ENUMERATED, WITH CALCULATION OF THE LOSSES FROM EMPLOYEE DISHONESTY IN DOLLAR AMOUNTS AS A BASIS FOR CALCULATION OF COMPUTER FRAUD IMPACT IN DOLLARS AND ON THE AUDITING PROFESSION. THE EXTENT AND DIVERSITY OF COMPUTER FRAUD CASES ARE REVEALED, ALONG WITH THE PROBLEM OF COLLECTING INFORMATION ABOUT COMPUTER FRAUD CASES. RESULTS FROM A SURVEY OF INFORMATION RESOURCES ARE SUMMARIZED, WITH SUGGESTIONS FROM SURVEY RESPONDENTS. SOME EXISTING FRAUD REPORTING SYSTEMS ARE NOTED. FINDINGS FROM A LITERATURE SEARCH ARE DETAILED, WITH IDENTIFICATION OF EARLY LITERATURE ON AUDITING AND DATA PROCESSING. IN ADDITION, LEGAL, LAYMAN, AND AUDITOR DEFINITIONS AND INTERPRETATIONS OF FRAUD, EMBEZZLEMENT, AND WHITE-COLLAR CRIME ARE DEVELOPED AS A PRELUDE TO CONSIDERATION OF COMPUTER FRAUD TERMINOLOGY IN THE LITERATURE. AN INDEX OF A CPA'S EXPOSURE TO COMPUTER FRAUD IS DETERMINED, ALONG WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF AUDITING STANDARDS AND AUDIT OBJECTIVES. THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS (AICPA) POSITION ON ACCEPTANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DETECTION OF FRAUD IS TRACED, TOGETHER WITH THE PUBLIC'S DOUBTS ABOUT THAT POSITION. OVERALL, THE STUDY SHOWS THAT CPA'S SHOULD ENLARGE THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES FOR FRAUD DETECTION BY EMPLOYING COMPUTERIZED INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS AND OFFERING A SEPARATE SERVICE FOR COMPUTER FRAUD DETECTION. FOOTNOTES, TABULAR DATA, CHARTS, AND REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. APPENDIXES CONTAIN SUMMARIES OF COMPUTER ABUSE CASES AND SELECTED COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR AUDITORS, AS WELL AS DETAILS OF THE SURVEY OF INFORMATION RESOURCES AND OF THE SURVEY FOR GENERALIZED COMPUTER AUDIT PROGRAMS. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Computer crime prevention measures; Computer related crime; Crimes against businesses; Fraud
Note: SPCIAL PRICES FOR ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA - DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
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