Southwest Ohio ACFE Chapter
Speaker: Pierre M. Rivolta, Ph.D., CFE; Associate Professor Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Mount St. Joseph University
Topic: Explaining Fraud and Other Financial Crimes: Can Criminological Theories Help?
Why do people (and organizations) engage in fraudulent conduct, among other financial crimes? Ask a criminologist! Criminology is the study of criminal behavior and its causes. In this session, you learn how criminological theories can help make sense of fraud and other forms of white-collar crime. Can this behavior be explained using simplistic concepts such as fear, greed, or culture? Is it the product of rational decision-making? Do stresses and strains contribute to this type offending? Is it a learned behavior? Does it occur when the offender is able to neutralize or justify the fraudulent nature of the behavior in some way? Do white-collar offenders lack strong social bonds to society? Do they lack self-control? Does explaining this behavior involve an integrated or multilevel approach? We will seek to answer as many of these questions as possible during our short time together. The session will conclude with a discussion of the special difficulties posed by organizational and corporate forms of white-collar crime.
CPE: 1 CPE
CPE credits are based on a 50-minute hour. CPE is offered through the ACFE as well as the Accountancy Board of Ohio (sponsor number CPE.00467). Attendees must attend 50 minutes of the meeting and answer 3 polling questions during the meeting to validate attendance.
Learning Objectives: Promotion of improved fraud detection and deterrence and through expansion of knowledge in relation to the session's topic.
Cost: $10 chapter members, $15 non-members
Dr. Pierre Rivolta (CFE) is an Associate Professor in the Criminology and Criminal Justice Department at Mount St. Joseph University. A native of France, Pierre earned a B.S. in Forensic Science and an M.Law in Criminal Justice from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University. Pierre’s primary teaching interests are the administration of justice and economic criminality. His scholarly pursuits center on the evaluation of pre-trial and post-conviction programs for special offender groups. More recently, Pierre has developed research interests in the nexus of fraud examination and education. Pierre currently serves on the ACFE Higher Education Initiative Committee.
Active, full-time students majoring in criminal justice, law, or business degrees may attend meetings for free. Email email@example.com to register.
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