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Exposing Fraud: Skills, Process and Practicalities by Ian Ross

By Ian Ross

Foreword by James D. Ratley, CFE, President and CEO, organization of qualified Fraud Examiners

Beyond the basics—tools for utilized fraud management

In Exposing Fraud: abilities, method, and Practicalities, anti-fraud specialist Ian Ross presents either rules and sensible directions for making use of sound ideas for fraud research and detection and similar undertaking administration. The investigative ideas during this e-book are actually common and will be utilized wherever on this planet to house any of the diversity of fraud forms everyday in brand new company environments. issues lined contain cyber fraud, the psychology of fraud, information research strategies, and the position of company and overseas tradition in felony habit, between many others. ascertain an optimum final result to fraud investigations by means of gaining knowledge of real-world talents, from interviewing and dealing with facts to engaging in felony proceedings.

As applied sciences and fraud suggestions turn into extra complicated, fraud research needs to raise in complexity in addition. although, this doesn't suggest that time-tested options for detecting criminals became out of date. in its place, it implies that a hands-on method of fraud detection and administration is required greater than ever. The e-book does simply that:

  • Takes a special sensible method of the company of detecting, realizing, and working with fraud of all types
  • Aids within the improvement of key talents, together with carrying out investigations and handling fraud risk
  • Covers concerns relating to ethically and successfully dealing with impulsive and systemic fraud, plus investigating criminals who might be operating a number of scams
  • Addresses fraud from an international point of view, contemplating cultural and mental elements that impression fraudsters

Unlike different fraud research books out there, Exposing Fraud develops the moral and criminal starting place required to use conception and recommendation in real-world settings. From the straightforward to the complicated, this publication demonstrates the best program of anti-fraud techniques.

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Bike Path Rapist. A Cop's Firsthand Account of Catching the by Jeff Schober

By Jeff Schober

For approximately 3 many years, a sequence of rapes and murders happened round Western manhattan through a anonymous, faceless guy dubbed "The motorcycle course Rapist" by way of neighborhood media. experts had his DNA and knew his tendency to take advantage of a ligature, yet may perhaps by no means trap the elusive legal. His first recognized assaults have been within the mid-1980s, carrying on with usually via 1994. After a twelve-year hole, in September 2006, he lower back by way of strangling and killing a 45-year-old mom alongside a rural motorcycle direction.

While investigating the case, Buffalo murder Detective and activity strength member Dennis Delano reviewed unsolved rape circumstances from the previous thirty years. He concluded that the motorbike direction Rapist's span of assaults stretched again even additional, into the Seventies. Delano discovered varied guy, Anthony Capozzi, have been convicted of 2 rapes in 1985 and was once nonetheless imprisoned 22 years later. contributors of the duty strength interviewed Capozzi, who's schizophrenic. Delano and his colleagues believed the wrong...

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From Midnight to Guntown: True Crime Stories from a Federal by John Hailman

By John Hailman

As a federal prosecutor in Mississippi for over thirty years, John Hailman labored with federal brokers, legal professionals, judges, and criminals of each stripe. In From middle of the night to Guntown, he recounts outstanding trials and undesirable man antics from the darkly funny to the needlessly tragic.

as well as financial institution robbers--generally the dumbest criminals--Hailman describes rip-off artists, hit males, secure witnesses, colourful informants, corrupt officers, undesirable men with humorous nicknames, over-the-top investigators, and people defendants who had a definite roguish allure. numerous of his defendants and sufferers have for the reason that had complete books written approximately them: Dickie Scruggs, Emmett until eventually, Chicago gang chief Jeff fortress, and Paddy Mitchell, chief of the main profitable financial institution theft gang of the 20th century. yet Hailman grants the interior tale nobody else can. He additionally recounts his frightening reviews after 11th of September while he prosecuted terrorism instances.

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Practice to Deceive by Ann Rule

By Ann Rule

1 ny occasions bestselling writer and Queen of actual Crime Ann Rule provides one other gripping true-crime story;this time a shattering case of Christmastime homicide off the coast of Washington nation, with a stunning quantity of drama, greed, intercourse, and scandal and no scarcity of suspects.

With greater than 50 million copies of her thirty-four books in print, from The Stranger Beside Me, her chilling own account of figuring out Ted Bundy, to 14 hardcover books, together with Small Sacrifices; eco-friendly River, operating crimson; and Too overdue to assert Goodbye;and 16 collections in her number one bestselling Crime documents sequence, "Ann Rule is surely America's top true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews). In perform to misinform, her first book-length investigative chronicle considering the fact that within the nonetheless of the evening, Rule unravels a shattering case of Christmastime homicide off the coast of Washington State;presented with the readability, authority, and emotional intensity that Rule's readers anticipate. It's a case with sufficient drama, greed, intercourse, and scandal to be known as "The actual Housewives of Whidbey Island"; yet this used to be no longer fact tv. This used to be homicide: natural, merciless, gruesome, and mindless. And a person needed to pay the price.

Nestled in Puget Sound, Whidbey Island is a gem of the Pacific Northwest; obtainable merely through ferry and the hovering Deception go Bridge, it truly is recognized for its inventive groups and wonderful typical good looks. existence there's low-key, insular, and the island's year-round citizens are likely to comprehend one another's enterprise. but if the blood-drenched physique of Russel Douglas used to be stumbled on the day after Christmas in his SUV in a hidden driveway close to Whidbey's so much unique mansions, the complete island used to be surprised. A unmarried bullet among his eyes used to be the reason for loss of life, yet not anyone may well think who between them may perhaps plot the sort of devious, cold-blooded crime. initially, police suspected suicide, tragically universal on the top of the vacation season. but if they discovered no gun in or close to the SUV, Russel's demeanour of loss of life grew to become murder. Like a forged of characters from a vintage secret novel, a number of Whidbey citizens fell below suspicion.

Brenna Douglas was once Russel's estranged and soon-to-be-ex spouse, who allowed him to return domestic for a Christmas stopover at with their kids. The couple owned the preferred simply B's salon. Brenna's pal Peggy Sue Thomas labored there, and Brenna complained usually to her that Russel used to be bodily and emotionally abusive. Peggy Sue's personal existence has been one among extremes. Married thrice, hers is a rags-to-riches-and-back-again story within which she's performed many jobs: plane mechanic, basketball trainer, the "drop-dead beautiful vamp"; attractiveness queen as a former Ms. Washington, Las Vegas limousine driving force, million-dollar horse breeder, filthy rich divorcee. yet in 2003, her love affair with married guitarist Jim Huden led the 2 Whidbey Island natives to pursue their final goals of wealth and privilege;even on the cost of human life.

Unravel the tangled net woven by way of Russel Douglas's homicide in perform to misinform, the latest center pounding true-crime journey de strength from Ann Rule.

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The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for by Skip Hollandsworth

By Skip Hollandsworth

A sweeping narrative background of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885

In the overdue 1800s, town of Austin, Texas used to be at the cusp of rising from an remoted western outpost right into a actually cosmopolitan city. yet starting in December 1884, Austin used to be terrorized by means of a person both as vicious and, in many ways, way more diabolical than London's notorious Jack the Ripper. for nearly precisely 12 months, the middle of the night murderer crisscrossed the total urban, impressive on moonlit nights, utilizing axes, knives, and lengthy metal rods to tear aside ladies from each race and sophistication. on the time the idea that of a serial killer was once unthinkable, however the murders endured, the killer grew to become extra brazen, and the citizens' panic reached a fever pitch.

Before it was once far and wide, a minimum of a dozen males will be arrested in reference to the murders, and the crimes could reveal what a newspaper defined as "the such a lot wide and profound scandal ever identified in Austin." And definite, whilst Jack the Ripper all started his assaults in 1888, London police investigators did wonder whether the killer from Austin had crossed the sea to terrorize their very own city.

With vibrant historic aspect and novelistic aptitude, Texas Monthly journalist pass Hollandsworth brings this terrifying saga to lifestyles.

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Snowing in Bali: The Incredible Inside Account of Bali's by Kathryn Bonella

By Kathryn Bonella

Publish Yearn note: First released November 1st 2012 through Pan Macmillan Australia

Snowing in Bali is a special, uncensored perception right into a hidden global.

It's snowing in Bali. between Bali's drug buyers it's the code for a big cocaine cargo having simply landed. For the boys who run the country's drug empires, it's time to get wealthy and occasion hard.

Snowing in Bali is the tale of the drug trafficking and working scene that's made Bali one of many world's most crucial locations within the worldwide distribution of narcotics. With its valuable position to the Asia Pacific marketplace, its thriving vacationer to behave as hide for importation, and a tradition of corruption which may simply aid legislations enforcement flip a blind eye, Bali has lengthy been a paradise for traffickers in addition to for holiday-makers.

Kathryn Bonella, bestselling writer of lodge Kerobokan, has been given striking entry into the lives of a few of the most important avid gamers in Bali's drug international, either earlier and current. She charts their upward thrust to wonderful wealth and tool, and their drug-fuelled life, full of orgies, outrageous extravagance and browsing. yet operating overseas drug empires in Bali can be a hugely dicy enterprise, with negative effects for these stuck and convicted.

From the highs of multi-million greenback bargains to the determined lows of dying row in an Indonesian excessive defense penitentiary, Snowing in Bali is a special, uncensored perception right into a hidden international.

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Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of by Wendy Ruderman, Barbara Laker

By Wendy Ruderman, Barbara Laker

Even if Busted reads like a mystery, the breathtaking tale it tells—of journalists' quest to unmask corrupt law enforcement officials and a warped justice method, the reporting of which culminated in a Pulitzer Prize—is completely actual. One afternoon in past due 2008, a guy walks into the workplaces of the neighborhood tabloid the Philadelphia day-by-day information and asks to talk with reporter Wendy Ruderman. An coming near near casualty of the foundering print undefined, the paper is close to financial ruin, and its fearful employees individuals are plagued with dwindling assets. yet what Benny Martinez tells Wendy and her colleague Barbara Laker is just too stunning to disregard; his profession as a personal informant for a member of the Philadelphia Police Department's narcotics squad has drawn him right into a frightening net of corruption, and now he's afraid for his life.

The choice they make that day to think Benny's saga will lead the 2 reporters to discover a fact darker than they can have imagined. Busted is Ruderman and Laker's riveting account in their explosive research into the acts dedicated through rogue individuals of the narcotics squad. by way of dint of perseverance, ingenuity, and sturdy outdated shoe-leather reporting, the ladies resolve a tapestry of lies nearly six years within the making. beginning with a scheme to manufacture seek warrants, the scandal quickly encompasses the systematic, citywide looting of immigrant-owned companies and allegations of brutal sexual assault.

The amazing lengths Ruderman and Laker visit for the story—chasing down witnesses at the city's grimmest streets, sifting via archive containers and hours of surveillance tape for an important clues, and coaxing reluctant sufferers to return forward—put their choice to stability motherhood with the profession they like to the last word attempt. but if they produce a devastating sequence of articles that blows the lid off the scandal—prompting civil court cases opposed to town and the reexamination of countless numbers of convictions (although not one of the officials were charged or convicted of any crime)—they not just win the struggle for justice; additionally they win a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, an unthinkable fulfillment for 2 urban newshounds at a beleaguered local paper.

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Texas Killers by J. T. Edson

By J. T. Edson

To Dusty Fog's eye, it sort of feels like a killer's conference is decided to convene in Corpus Christi in honor of the coming of a ecu crown prince. And it truly is Dusty's activity -- besides fast-draw artist Waco, a knife grasp referred to as the Ysabel child, and different contributors of Ole satan Hardin's Floating Outfit -- to maintain his highness respiring whereas on American soil. yet issues are threatening to get heavily out of hand, simply because there're much more than simply a couple of employed weapons who desire a shot at this royal goal. And it truly is taking a look like Fog's going to be dealing with an previous adversary back -- the world's such a lot feared murderer -- even supposing Dusty's already killed him as soon as!

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