Investigation engagements – Forensic Accounting. Touches on law and accounting Maximum Word Count: 2,500 (not including references) Students will be presented with a case study and will be required
Investigation engagements – Forensic Accounting. Touches on law and accounting
Maximum Word Count: 2,500 (not including references)
Students will be presented with a case study and will be required to critically reflect on the case study by analysing the relevant issues arising from the identification, collection and preservation of evidence, and the preparation of an investigative interview.
In this assignment students are required to demonstrate their understanding of the identification, management and analysis of various types of evidence, the preparation of an investigative interview, and the concepts of evidence integrity and chain of evidence. Students must also show evidence of research.
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This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
- Explore and analyse various types of evidence essential to advance investigations and facilitate proper and secure recording of evidence, using information management systems to preserve the integrity of the data.
- Formulate and execute an investigative interview to obtain complete, accurate, and reliable information to achieve investigation objectives.
- Synthesise the concepts of evidence integrity and chain of evidence in the identification, acquisition and storage of data to prevent contamination and maintain admissibility of evidence.
The questions from the case study are:
Part A (1,000 words) For each exhibit, critically evaluate the documents by explaining how the available information advances the investigation into the allegations and suggest two additional lines of inquiry to gather further evidence (for example, how would you use the specific exhibit to collect additional and relevant evidence to assist with your fact-finding).
Part B Using any software of your choice, create a relationship chart to map the connections between affected individuals, transactions and assets.
Part C (1,000 words) Prepare 10 interview questions for the bookkeeper responsible for processing the payments of all invoices and timesheets found in the search warrant. For each question, critically assess how the question will enhance the extraction of all available information (focusing on both style and nature of question). Part D (500 words) Explain how you would preserve the integrity of the evidence collected in both the search warrant and interview with the bookkeeper.
I have attached the rubric, please use that to answer and write your responses.
I also attached the case study and 2 papers on interviewing and digital forensics which may be useful to reference.