Conduct and Ethics Requirements for Fraud Examiners and Investigators: Guidance in a Gray World

Every fraud specialist knows that at any point, an ethical challenge can present itself. Suspects facing jail time, large amounts of money and innocent-seeming requests can all add up to one’s honor being compromised. Ethics is a cornerstone in every profession, especially for fraud specialists. The public and employers place a significant trust in fraud specialists and there is, inherent in that trust, the expectation that a fraud specialist will know and understand the legal and ethical standards that apply. However, those standards are increasingly complex, and a lack of understanding of the ethical and legal standards can expose a fraud specialist to the risk of a breach in compliance or even malpractice. This course will examine ethical issues and provide guidance on how to handle them.

Learning Objectives

This course covers:

  • A definition of ethics and ethical behavior
  • The responsibilities and obligations of decision makers in the practice of professional ethics 
  • Some of the pitfalls that may be encountered in ethical analysis
  • The important principles that guide the decisionmaking process when faced with ethical dilemmas

Related Courses

  • Ethics
  • Ethics and Conduct Requirements for Accounting and Auditing Professionals
  • Field(s) of Study

    Behavioral Ethics

    Course Length

    1 day

    Course Level



    Hester, Chuck

    CPE Hours


    Group Cost

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