Researcher investigates fraud deterrence in under-examined markets

Asper School of Business assistant professor of finance Jianning Huang has published a paper in Review of Accounting Studies, co-authored with Richard A. Cazier and Fuzhao Zhou, that examines how regulation affects the prevalence ...

New study looks at attitudes towards political violence

A small segment of the U.S. population considers violence, including lethal violence, to be usually or always justified to advance political objectives. This is according to newly published research from the UC Davis Violence ...

Researchers look at who's to blame for financial fraud

When companies deceive shareholders about earnings or commit other kinds of accounting fraud, the legal fireworks can be spectacular. Even if the companies don't collapse, as in the notorious Enron case, some executives are ...

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In the broadest sense, a fraud is an intentional deception made for personal gain or to damage another individual. The specific legal definition varies by legal jurisdiction. Fraud is a crime, and is also a civil law violation. Many hoaxes are fraudulent, although those not made for personal gain are not technically frauds. Defrauding people of money is presumably the most common type of fraud, but there have also been many fraudulent "discoveries" in art, archaeology, and science.

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