Erin West: Awareness is Key in Disrupting Financial Crimes

Speaking with ACAMS Today is Erin West, deputy district attorney in Santa Clara County, California’s Regional Enforcement Allied Computer Team, known as REACT. She focuses on high-tech crimes. In addition, West leads the Crypto Coalition, a group of nearly 1,400 local, state, federal and international...

Editor’s note: This article is the second of a two-part series on human trafficking typologies and methodology. The first part of this series, “Human Trafficking: Persona-based Typologies and Methodology,”1 re-emphasized the scale of the human trafficking (HT) problem and the key investigation challenges to tackle,...

The article titled “FinCEN’s AML and Terrorist Financing Priorities: An Introduction,” featured in the ACAMS Today 12th Law Enforcement Edition, shared general thoughts, basic definitions, and practical examples on each of the national anti-money laundering (AML) priorities. This article, the third of the series, will...
Why Terrorist Organizations Use Human Trafficking

Editor’s note: This article is the second part of a two-part series on human trafficking and terrorist organizations. The first part is available on ACAMSToday.org. Human trafficking (HT) is used by terrorist organizations to exploit individuals and to carry out or support terrorist activities. In...
The Nexus Between Terrorism and Human Trafficking

Editor’s note: This article is the first part of a two-part series on human trafficking and terrorist organizations. Human trafficking (HT) constitutes a serious human rights violation and is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises, attracting both small local groups and international networks. In...
Human Trafficking: Persona-based Typologies and Methodology

Editor’s note: This article is the first of a two-part series on human trafficking typologies and methodology. Human trafficking (HT) has been widely researched and discussed in different forums and from different perspectives. Most recently, ACAMS Today’s brilliant three-part series, “Understanding Human Trafficking,”1 clarified key...