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Reference Guide to Financial Crimes, Second Edition

The Reference Guide to Financial Crimes is a first-of-its-kind, at-the-ready resource, covering the full spectrum of financial crimes — explaining what they are, how they work, and how they impact a financial institution. The fully updated Second Edition has been expanded to address the emerging risk of cyber-enabled crimes threating U.S. banks in addition to fraud, money laundering, and terrorist financing methodologies.

This practical resource guides financial crimes professionals to think beyond a  traditional “silo mentality” and move towards developing collaborations among Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and anti-money laundering (AML) departments, fraud investigators, and in-house cybersecurity units to identify suspicious activity.

Discover specific details on current fraud tactics, money laundering activities, terrorist financing schemes, and Cybercriminal approaches through real-life examples and case studies. While not intended to cover the specific regulatory requirements for banks, which are covered in the FFIEC Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual, The Reference Guide to Financial Crimes explores several importance aspects for strengthening your bank’s financial crimes program.

Knowledge areas include:

  • Governance and Oversight
  • Financial Crimes Methodologies
  • Program Strategy
  • Monitoring, Detecting, Responding, and Reporting Processes
  • Training and Education
  • Other Supporting Regulations and Guidance



The guide is suitable for Risk Analysts & Managers within the first and second line of defense, including: Financial Crimes Professionals, Bank Compliance Officers, Auditors, and Consultants. It is also a recommended study resource for the Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP) exam.


Kevin D. Eack, JD, CAFP, CPP
Rick Schwein, CAFP
Ian Mitchell, CAFP
Kelley Chamberlain, CAFP
with contributions by Brad Craig, CAFP


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$ 245 ABA Members

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