The State and Future of Financial Fraud - Washington, DC 2011

Connecting Research and Practice

A 1 ½ day conference on financial fraud research, prevention, and detection

Washington D.C. Sofitel on 15th St. NW
Thursday & Friday
November 3rd to 4th, 2011

As the inaugural conference of the Financial Fraud Research Center, this event shared the latest interdisciplinary research as it informs our understanding, detection, and prevention of financial fraud, and connected financial fraud researchers with prevention and detection professionals.  These goals, in combination, aim to increase the efficacy of fraud-fighting efforts.


Additional Resources:

Each session is listed below (in order of appearance).  Associated resources are included where available.

Session Available Materials
Welcome Remarks
Rick Ketchum, Chairman, FINRA Investor Education Foundation and Chairman & CEO, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Full text of remarks
Mary Schapiro, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Full text of remarks
Profiling: Who are the Fraudsters?
Aaron Seres, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Unit Chief, Financial Crimes/Economic Crimes Unit
Neal Shover, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Tennessee
with Shanna Van Slyke, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Utica College
No materials available at this time
Robert Cialdini, Ph.D., leading persuasion researcher and author of the New York Times Bestseller, Influence
No materials available at this time
Profiling: Who are the Victims?
Karla Pak, Ph.D., Senior Program Coordinator for AARP Washington
Doug Shadel, Ph.D., Washington State Director, AARP
No materials available at this time
Prevention: Evidence-based programs that work
Melodye Kleinman, Executive Director, National Telemarketing Victim Call Center
Gerri Walsh, Vice President, Investor Education, FINRA & President, FINRA Investor Education Foundation
Joint session slides
Detection: Research and Strategies
Joe Brazel, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accounting, North Carolina State University
Cameron Funkhouser, Executive Vice President, Office of Fraud Detection and Market Intelligence, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
Professor Brazel’s selected slides
Neil MacBride, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia
Full text of remarks
Future of Fraud: Innovations in Fraud, Prevention, and Detection
Charles Harwood, Deputy Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission
Henry Pontell, Ph.D., Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology, University of California, Irvine
Professor Pontell’s text of remarks
Maame Ewusi-Mensah Frimpong (CIV), Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Consumer Protection Branch, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice
Full text of remarks
What’s Next?  Fraud in an Aging Society
Laura Carstensen, Ph.D., Farleigh S. Dickinson Jr. Professor in Public Policy & Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, and Founding Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity
Debra Whitman, Ph.D., Majority Staff Director, Senate Special Committee on Aging
No materials at this time

Please feel free to contact the Center with any questions.