Society is facing the increasing prospect of local, national, and international financial crimes perpetrated by individuals and members of organized crime. Traditional patterns of crime are continuously being expanded and new techniques involving cybercrime and shadow banking systems are taking hold. Criminals are very clever, well-financed, and have proven very able to erode the fabric of society. However, new techniques are evolving for preventing crime and apprehending criminals such as fraud risk assessment, data analytics and security, and understanding the psychology of fraudsters. More than ever, it is essential for dedicated, intelligent investigators to develop an understanding of old and new criminal patterns, and a mastery of new and old techniques for their identification and resolution.