Money Laundering: A Guide for Criminal Investigators, Second Edition
Many of the techniques that drug traffickers and organized crime figures use to launder money are also employed by terrorist groups - as those involved in investigating the attacks of September 11, 2001 soon discovered. These techniques and their perpetrators have grown in number and sophistication, creating an urgent need for investigators to develop strategies that will help keep them one step ahead of the game.
Authoritative and accessible, Money Laundering: A Guide for Criminal Investigators, Second Edition is based on the author's extensive experience in law enforcement. It provides a clear understanding of money laundering practices and explains the investigative and legislative processes that are essential in detecting and circumventing this illegal and ultimately dangerous activity.
In addition to being an informative and straightforward resource for those investigating complex narcotics cases or other cases in which there is a financial component, this new edition addresses techniques used to track down the money trail of terrorists who are highly motivated, well-trained, organized, disciplined - and well-funded.
What's New in the Second Edition:
■ Explains money laundering provisions under the U.S. Patriot Act
■ Explains how the changes in federal forfeiture law affect existing money laundering law
■ Clarifies current legislation and how it affects money laundering investigation
■ Outlines the basics as well as the emerging trends of terrorist financing
■ Includes two new chapters on the investigation of terrorist activities
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Good book i must say, the material is easily understandable and the case examples solidify the concepts explained in the book. I also enjoy the occasional humor of author. Its like a "Money laundering for dummies" book, though its 560 pages.
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The Historical Context
Federal Money Laundering Statutes
The USA Patriot Act
Money Laundering Forfeiture
Related Federal Statutes
International Money Laundering Control
Introduction to Financial Investigation
Obtaining Financial Information
Sources of Information
Basic Money Laundering Schemes
Diabolically Clever Laundering Schemes
Fiendishly Complex Money Laundering Schemes
Investigation of Terrorist Financing
The Al Qaeda Terrorism Money
Introduction to Books and Records
Indirect Methods of Proving Income