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Module Reading List

Forensic Accounting and Finance, 2021/22, Semester 2
Prof Steve Toms
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Core texts

Chew, B. (ed.) (2017). Forensic accounting and finance : principles and practice ISBN: 9780749479992 (print : alk. paper); 9780749480004 (ebook) (London: Kogan Page) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva   Chapter 5 "Fraud prevention", pp.75-96.

*Jones, M. (ed) (2011), Creative accounting, fraud and international accounting scandals, Chichester: Wiley

*Taylor, J. (2011), Forensic accounting, London: FT Prentice Hall    

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Secondary texts

McBarnet, D., Voiculescu, A. & Campbell, T. (2009), The new corporate accountability : corporate social responsibility and the law, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.[Law I-0MAC]

Green, E. and Moss, M (1982), A business of national importance : the Royal Mail Shipping Group, 1902-1937 London: Methuen. [ Economics H-4 GRE ]

Griffiths, I. (1986) Creative Accounting : how to make your profits what you want them to be  London: Unwin Paperbacks [ Management R-10.1 GRI ]

Rees, W. (1995) Financial Analysis, London: Prentice Hall (handout  chapter, 6, chapter 7) [ Management R-1 REE ] Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Bologna, G.J and  Lindquist, R.J. (1995), Fraud auditing and forensic accounting : new tools and techniques,  New York ; Chichester : Wiley. [Management R-1BOL]

George Robb. (1992), White-collar crime in modern England : financial fraud and business morality, 1845-1929, Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. [Law G-11ROB]

Comiskey, E. And Mulford, C.W. (2000), Guide to financial reporting and analysis, New York, Chichester: Wiley.[Management R-12COM]

Beasley, M.S., Carcello, J.V. & Hermanson, D.R. (1999), Fraudulent financial reporting: 1987-1997: an analysis of U.S. public companies : research report,  Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, AICPA. Available online:

Clarke, F, Dean, G. And Oliver, K. (2003), Corporate collapse : accounting, regulatory, and ethical failure, 2nd Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Clarke, F & Dean, G., (2007) Indecent disclosure : gilding the corporate lily, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Mulford, C. and Comiskey, E. (2002), The financial numbers game : detecting creative accounting practices, Chichester: Wiley

McBarnet, D. and Whelan, C. (1999), Creative accounting and the cross-eyed javelin thrower, New York ; Chichester : Wiley.

Toms, S (2017), 'Fraud prevention' in Chew, B. (ed.). Forensic accounting and finance : principles and practice ISBN: 9780749479992 (print : alk. paper); 9780749480004 (ebook) (London: Kogan Page), chapter 5   

Toms, S. (2017), 'Fraud and financial scandals' in Wilson, J., Toms, S. De jong, A,. and Buchnea, E. (eds.), The Routledge companion to business history ISBN: 9780415855563 (hardback); 041585556X (hardback); 9780203736036 (ebook), Abingdon: Routledge, chapter 23.  

Toms, S. (2019). Financial scandals: a historical overview. Accounting and Business Research49(5), 477-499.  

Vander Weyer, M. (2012), Fortune's spear : the story of the blue-blooded rogue behind the most notorious city scandal of the 1920s,  London: Elliott & Thompson.

This list was last updated on 26/11/2021