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 Relevance of Forensic Accounting in Detecting and Deterring Fraud

 Relevance of Forensic Accounting in Detecting and Deterring Fraud

Leonard Mudimba

Journal Title:Journal of Economics and Finance
Abstract


The study is on the relevance of forensic accounting in deterring fraud with reference to state owned enterprises in Zimbabwe. The main research question is How relevant is forensic accounting in detecting and deterring fraud in Zimbabwe state owned enterprises. The study adopted a positivism research philosophy with quantitative research design however supported by qualitative where narrative was required on interview responses. The study used the questionnaire and interviews for data collection. The study population was 300 people from which a sample size of 50 was selected using purposive sampling technique. The major findings include that Forensic accounting is a relevant tool in detecting and deterring fraud. The study recommended among others the engagement of the service of forensic accounting to compliment efforts of deterring and detecting fraud in Zimbabwe state owned enterprises.