Working, by Studs Terkel/ Inside the Criminal Mind, by Stanton Samenow, PhD/ Screw the Bitch, by Dick Hart/ Occupational Fraud and Abuse, by Joseph T. Wells

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Working, by Studs Terkel/ Inside the Criminal Mind, by Stanton Samenow, PhD/ Screw the Bitch, by Dick Hart/ Occupational Fraud and Abuse, by Joseph T. Wells

We have received several new products and books to review that we will catch up with in the next two months, but we want to take the time to review some excellent books from the past and to re-recommend them to our readers.

Working, by Studs Terkel. This is a great book for any one for any reason. However, as an investigator who may go undercover for short periods of time, or use pretexting as a method of investigation, it is an invaluable tool to learn about a person or an industry, and to speak on an empathic level.

Inside the Criminal Mind, by Stanton Samenow, PhD. published by Times Books. If you ever want to read about criminals you should begin with this book. When reading this book the 2nd time, this reviewer was spending time in the board room of a potential Internet casino operation. The CEO of the company fit the criminal personality types to a T, and $28 million is missing from the company as a result of his direct and intentional fraud. Buy this book if you work with anyone, including employees, employers, relatives, or criminals.

Screw the Bitch, by Dick Hart, published by Loompanics. This is a nasty little book on many of the divorce tactics taken by former spouses against one another. If you are involved in litigation, litigation support (such as investigation, protection, or asset valuation), or domestic relations work of any kind, you owe it to yourself and to your clients to read this book, and to be prepared for all of the nasty little games set forth in this book. It is kind of like an anti-reference.

Occupational Fraud and Abuse, by Joseph T. Wells, published by Obsidian Publishing Company. This book is the best work we have ever seen on describing all of the different kinds of frauds. Through extensive research and personal experience, Mr. Wells has constructed a family tree of frauds and how they relate to one another. The information in this book has been instrumental in the understanding of financial crime and the prosecution of final crime. The bonus is that this book is, for a financial investigative book, a real page-turner. Lots of good foundation material, and lots of good stories to underpin the information.

Buy all of these books for your library.

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