Sunday, February 18, 2007

Murder, Conspiracy and Economic Crimes, a website dedicated to listing state and local police officers who have authored books, added two police officers and one federal agent to the list of authors. Added were: Robert Martin, Ernest Naspretto and Michael Flax.

Robert (Bob) Martin retired from the Lower Township Police Department (New Jersey) as a Detective Commander after 25 years of service. He partnered with retired Captain Ernest Naspretto, New York Police Department, to write the true account of the murder and the investigation into the murder of a fellow officer. His book, The Thick Blue Line, explores the murder of Police Officer David C. Douglass, Lower Township Police Department (New Jersey). According to the book description, “if you enjoy crime novels you will enjoy reading the true murder story, The Thick Blue Line. The investigation is revealed through the eyes of the investigators who solved the murder of a fellow officer. The reader will experience the investigative process from initial incident to the final judicial sentencing of the offender. The six week investigation allows you to observe, and understand, what the investigators did in an attempt to close the most important case of their respective careers.”

Michael Flax retired January 2005, as assistant special agent in charge, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, San Diego, California. He has also served as a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigative Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the United States Customs Service, Office of Investigation.

Michael has directed investigations involving violations of federal laws including drugs, money laundering, arms and strategic
technology investigations, computer crimes, customs fraud and intellectual property rights violations, and asset forfeiture. He has directed several highly successful international covert operations involving drugs and arms and strategic technology investigations.

His book, Conspiracy Investigations, “is designed to provide students with a basic and philosophical understanding of the investigatory process regarding conspiracy crime(s). Through this book, students will explore the fundamental and advanced features of investigation, duties and responsibilities of relevant
criminal justice entities, information-gathering skills, collection, preservation, and testing of evidence, use of technology, and types of evidence.”

His second book, Economic Crimes, “explores current trends in economic crimes and the investigative techniques used to combat these offenses. Relationships between victims and offenders will be examined. Students will understand motives and common methods of operation associated with economic crimes.” now hosts 322
police officers (representing 139 police departments) and their 742 books in six categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.

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