Many special librarians and information science researchers are intimately involved in information forensics work. This FBI/E&Y study is an interesting insight into how searching and metadata skills assist this kind of investigation. Hey, we can catch white collar crooks with our skills.
Phrases used by corporate fraudsters
Via Cory Doctorow
In total more than 3,000 terms are logged by the technology, which monitors for conversations within the “fraud triangle”, where pressure, rationalisation, and opportunity meet, said the FBI and Ernst & Young…
1. Cover up
2. Write off
4. Failed investment
5. Nobody will find out
6. Grey area
7. They owe it to me
8. Do not volunteer information
9. Not ethical
10. Off the books
Just goes to show that those professional and creative searching skills are useful in many environments.