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Forensic Cases


This forensic case section focuses on real decision makers, typically forensic accountants or company managers, in real companies facing real decisions, typically the investigation of whether fraud exists in field-researched situations. Thus, there needs to be an Epilogue of the outcome of the actual forensic investigation. All such cases can be disguised for confidentiality purposes if so required by the real decision maker. Submitted cases with only you (the student) or a made-up person as the decision maker with no actual Epilogue are unacceptable. Such cases are really end-of-chapter exercises or teaching strategy papers that should try to find a home in textbooks, exercise manuals, or a teaching strategy section of a journal.
Real business cases typically have the following sections:
  • Introduction of Key Decision(s) and Decision Maker(s)
  • Company Background Information
  • Company Financial and Forensic Information
  • Industry Information
  • Final Thoughts About Key Decision(s) by Decision Maker(s)
An Instructors Manual (Teaching Note) is required for each submitted case and typically has the following sections:
  • Case Synopsis
  • Teaching Objectives
  • Appropriate Course(s) for the Case
  • Discussion Questions and Answers
  • References
  • Epilogue
Please submit a combined Case and Instructor's Manual Word file electronically to the new forensic case editor: 
Professor Hugh Grove
School of Accountancy
Daniels College of Business
University of Denver
Phone: 303-871-2026