Marie Springer holds a Ph.D. In Criminal Justice, Policy Oversight and Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Springer currently teaches in the graduate program in Public Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Her forthcoming book: The Politics of Ponzi Schemes: History, Theory, and Policy, is expected to be released in 2020. The book is the culmination of nine years of research on federal level Ponzi schemes since 1960. She specializes in affinity fraud, financial markets frauds, elder fraud and other white-collar financial markets crimes research. Her research continues to build data sets on federal level financial markets crimes. This research has necessitated advanced skills in statistics to analyze the many data sets. This research includes monitoring financial crimes in relationship to economic events and in how the laws and legislation increase or decrease financial markets crimes.