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Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts, Second Edition

- Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation for Non-Experts offers an effective primer on how financial fraud occurs, demonstrating the critical need for accounting controls.

Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting, Second Edition

- The wide range of white-collar crimes and methodologies covered here includes gambling, prostitution, money laundering, and tax havens. Some of the coverage is too brief to be of use to law enforcement experts, but the author’s intent was likely to touch on topics that affect the theory and practice of financial investigation and forensic accounting, not to comprehensively explore them

Checking IT Backgrounds

- As employee background checks become more prevalent, many experts are urging companies to pay particular attention to their IT staff.

Suspicious Activity Reports' Effectiveness is Questioned

- The role of banking regulations in fighting counterfeiting.

Investigations

- In a recent decision, the North Carolina Court of Appeals found a company guilty of malicious prosecution after it investigated an employee for wrongdoing, fired him, and then reported his alleged activities to the police despite the fact that the employee's innocence could have easily been ascertained, said the court.

Fundamentals of Forensic Science

- An excellent textbook that would be an equally useful reference for security managers and investigators in both the private and public sectors.

Workplace Investigations: A Step-by-Step Guide

- This is a truly handy guide that can be referred to again and again.

Editor's Note

- Do you believe in werewolves?

Background screening

- A bill (H.B. 23) introduced in the Hawaii House of Representatives would require background checks on current and future public school teachers as well as subcontractors who work at public school facilities in any capacity.

High-Technology Crime Investigator’s Handbook

- The High-Technology Crime Investigator’s Handbook is intended as a go-to source of techniques and information needed by investigators of high-tech crimes. The authors, however, focus on management issues at the expense of hands-on practical advice.

The Process of Investigation: Concepts and Strategies for Investigators in the Private Sector, Third Edition

- The third edition of The Process of Investigation: Concepts and Strategies for Investigators in the Private Sector is one of the most complete references on investigation I have read, in large part because the authors stay true to the topic.

In Search of: Unbiased Investigation

- In an article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, D. Kim Rossmo, a former detective and a criminal justice professor of criminal justice at Texas State University in San Marcos, discusses various cognitive biases that lead investigators astray and offers strategies to combat them.
 




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