Corpus Juris Publishing Company

We are the only publishing company that produces practical law books for all of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities. These books reflect 30 years of law enforcement and courtroom experience but are written in a neutral-to-all-sides fashion. These books help agents, prosecutors, and defense attorneys correctly structure their investigations and present their cases in court. These books help judges to find and apply the law correctly.

Corpus Juris’ first book, Proving Federal Crimes, was chosen by Amazon as one of the ten best law books of 2001, the year the first edition was published. The second edition is even better and more comprehensive. Corpus Juris has followed the success of Proving Federal Crimes with Follow the Money, a guide to financial and money laundering investigations.

 Follow the Money is the most complete treatment of these related financial topics ever released. Corpus Juris combines original research with excerpts from the best public domain resources produced by high-level government agencies. Attorneys, judges, investigators, intelligence agents, bankers, corporate officials, and criminal justice researchers cannot find better sources to get answers to their critical questions. It is to this end that Corpus Juris is dedicated.

Reviews of Follow The Money (FTM)

David Nissman has taken 30 years of expertise and created the best all-in-one financial investigation and money laundering guide for investigators and attorneys that anyone has ever seen. Follow the Money provides the investigator with a solid list of clues to track money movements, uncover financial fraud, and help locate the assets to restore to your client, the rightful owner. A better book has not been written for investigators. It will be difficult to explain to an attorney or a private client why you didn’t consult this book when you began your investigation. The Legal Investigator

Complicated legal concepts are plainly explained. The effects of recent legislation such as the USA Patriot Act and Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the emerging field of corporate compliance programs, are all examined. The full gamut of financial crime schemes is addressed in a manner enabling the reader to quickly recognize their elements. Chicago Daily Law Bulletin- 2006

“Follow the Money is clearly and logically organized and presents a variety of difficult and complicated issues in a clear and comprehensive form. FTM has been very valuable to me in the context of my civil practice. This book belongs in every law library.” Attorney Francis J. D’Eramo

In a changed world where federal cases increasingly have international financial ties not only in the area of terrorism but in drug trafficking and corruption as well, Follow the Money by David Marshall Nissman is a valuable litigator’s tool. click here for other book.

Reviews of Proving Federal Crimes (PFC)

“No practitioner will want to be without a copy of Proving Federal Crimes. If you want a ready reference complete with answers to virtually every area of criminal law and procedure, PFC is something you will definitely have in your library.” Honorable Charles H. Turner, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

“A must have for all Department of Justice.” DOJ Librarians Council

“PFC is the best treatment of criminal law and practice ever… It should be on the bookshelf of every prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, judge and police department.” Dupage County Bar Journal

Proving Federal Crimes is organized in the rough chronology of a Federal criminal proceeding; it deals with topics ranging from the criminal investigation to pretrial proceedings, from grand jury practice to trial practice, from sentencing to post-trial proceedings. In addition to the step-by-step analysis of the criminal justice system, the book has several unique features, many of which are valuable in civil practice. Francis D’Eramo, civil lawyer

“Regardless of your level of experience, PFC is almost like having a seasoned prosecutor at your side as it handily works an effective blend of substantive law, practical tips and ethical advice.” Georgia Bar Journal

“Almost every question that can come up during a criminal case from indictment through post trial proceedings appears to be answered in a succinct manner complete with case citations. . . an extremely well organized and useful book.” Judge Harry Leinenweber, ABA Criminal Justice Magazine

“Proving Federal Crimes presents complex issues in a straightforward manner that will be as useful to agents in the field as it is to attorneys in the courtroom.” Oregon State Bar Bulletin

“I was a federal agent for 30 years. If only a book like this existed when I was making cases, my job would have been easier and I would have been far more effective. Mr. Nissman has done agents and lawyers a great public service with this book.” Robert H. Burch, President, Corpus Juris Publishing

“Proving Federal Crimes does not proselytize the prosecutorial viewpoint. Because it cites cases and legal arguments likely to be relied upon by the defense, it is valuable resource for the defense attorney.” Robert Tucker, Federal Defender

“The field of federal prosecution has grown exponentially in the last twenty years and this work surveys all of the many new areas with which we must be familiar when we structure an investigation and prepare a case for trial. In addition, it provides far greater detail than the original work so that it is not only valuable to the new prosecutor seeking to learn the ropes, but also the experienced prosecutor seeking a refresher on the law. Although all Chapters contain extremely useful information, l, this reader found the sections on obtaining physical evidence, international issues, interaction with the intelligence community, common defenses and corporate responsibility to be particularly helpful.” Ron Sievert, Assistant U.S Attorney, Western District of Texas

“A must have for all litigators.” Treston Moore, Defense Attorney

“Proving Federal Crimes has unique features, many of which are valuable in civil practice.” Virgin Islands Bar Bulletin

Proving Federal Crimes The first book ever written for both law enforcement agents and litigators

From 1954-1981 the Department of Justice published seven editions of Proving Federal Crimes (PFC). But in the twenty years since the book was last published by DOJ, much more than just the law has changed. Now, federal agents and prosecutors work together at the inception of the investigation, and 80% of the federal prosecutor’s job takes place before entering the courtroom. This private commercial edition of PFC is the first book ever written for both law enforcement agents and litigators.

1. Structuring the Investigation
2. Search Warrants
3. Warrantless Searches
4. Electronic Surveillance
5. International Issues
6. Fugitives
7. Admissions & Confessions
8. Self-Incrimination and Immunity
9. Informants
10. Corporations
11. Prosecution of Juveniles
12. Grand Jury Practice
13. Ethical Issues
14. Jurisdiction
15. Indictments
16. Preliminary Procedures
17. Bail & Detention
18. Discovery
19. Brady-Giglio
20. Jencks
21. Speedy Trial
22. Joinder and Severance
23. Double Jeopardy and Mistrial
24. Negotiated Pleas
25. Jury Issues
26. Trial Issues
27. Common Defenses
28. Sentence

Beginning with structuring the investigation, PFC devotes the first ten chapters to evidence-gathering techniques and then takes agents and litigators, step by step, through the grand jury and the trial. PFC contains materials from federal law enforcement agency manuals, the U.S. Attorneys’ Manual, the Federal Judges’ Benchbook, and material from federal defenders’ publications. for more details, visit :

Follow the Money: A Guide to Financial and Money Laundering Investigations

As the world in which we live changes, so do the patterns of criminal activity. International borders are crossed. Currency is moved. Financial records and related documentation contain keys to resolving complex transactions. click here for more related details.


1. Financial Investigations
2. Financial Investigatory Resources
3. Tax Records
4. Money Laundering
5. International Transportation
6. Money Laundering Stings
7. Section 1957 Money Laundering
8. Wire Transfers
9. Currency Reporting Statutes
10. Mail and Wire Fraud
11. Correspondence Accounts
12. Corporations
13. Common Financial Scams
14. Asset Forfeiture
15. Alternative Remittance System
16. Common Defenses

Follow the Money teaches investigators how to unearth financial crimes, track and seize assets, and build successful cases to take to court.

In Chapter 1 alone, investigators learn of geographical targeting orders, online banks, computer records and the rules of evidence, the bank regulatory system, check processing, offshore financial centers, international business companies, automated teller machines, e-commerce, encryption and electronic money, smart cards, phishing, prepaid value cards, The Bank Secrecy Act, the access device statute, The Right to Financial Privacy Act, identity theft, financial interviews of informants, investigative accounting, investigative methods used in tax cases, and the audit privilege & immunity. Model subpoena language for financial institution records, corporate records, credit card company records, telephone company records, and securities firm records are also included.