By Jonathan Turner; Reviewed by Joseph J. Jaksa, Ph.D, CPP
Turner accurately and succinctly explains this form of criminal operation.
***** Money Laundering Prevention: Deterring, Detecting, and Resolving Financial Fraud. By Jonathan Turner. John Wiley & Sons, www.wiley.com; 204 pages; $55.00.
The Internet facilitates commercial transactions for both legitimate and criminal enterprises. In the book Money Laundering Prevention: Deterring, Detecting, and Resolving Financial Fraud, author Jonathan Turner accurately and succinctly explains this form of criminal operation.
Turner uses his professional experience as a Certified Fraud Examiner and financial investigator to present a clear historic and modern-day explanation of what constitutes money laundering and who engages in the global crime. The reader will learn what the act of money laundering is, why it takes place, the basic activities and operations, and geographic “hot spots” for this illegal enterprise. Unlike many other texts relating to this subject, the book breaks this complex criminal act down into understandable terms and concepts to enlighten and educate.
The author offers explanations of who may engage in this activity, their motivations, the professional businesses that participate (either willingly or reluctantly), and the law enforcement and legal professionals who attempt to deter or prevent these acts. Turner also goes a step further by explaining how to recognize and prevent these activities, the technologies used to conduct the crime, and the global impact money laundering has on society.
The compact presentation of the content allows the reader a quick and accurate portrayal of the various aspects of this crime. Security, law enforcement, risk management, and business professionals will benefit from the content while not being overburdened or inundated by complex financial jargon. In addition, the academic community can use this text as a solid educational source for classes pertaining to white collar crime, organized crime, and international terrorism. Given the detailed explanation of the subject matter, this book will have a long shelf life, making it a solid investment.
Reviewer: Joseph J. Jaksa, Ph.D, CPP, is an associate professor of criminal justice and coordinator of the Masters of Administrative Sciences program at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. His 25 years of experience include serving as a security director, private investigator, corporate executive, media consultant, and expert witness. He is a member of ASIS International.