Informants, Cooperating Witnesses, and Undercover by Dennis G. Fitzgerald

By Dennis G. Fitzgerald

The use of informants has been defined because the "black gap of legislations enforcement." mess ups within the education of cops and federal brokers within the recruitment and operation of informants has undermined high priced long term investigations, destroyed the careers of prosecutors and legislation enforcement officials, and triggered dying and critical accidents to blameless voters and police. in lots of instances, the occasions resulting in catastrophe might have been shunned had the legislations enforcement corporation the time-tested techniques tested during this book.

Informants, Cooperating Witnesses, and Undercover Investigations: a pragmatic advisor to legislation, coverage, and technique, moment Edition covers each element of the informant and cooperating witness dynamic―a method frequently shrouded in secrecy and generally misunderstood. Quoted frequently in numerous newspaper and journal articles, the 1st variation of this booklet used to be the go-to advisor for useful, powerful information in this debatable but robust investigative software. greatly up to date, subject matters during this moment version include:

  • Sweeping adjustments within the FBI and ICE informant and undercover programs
  • New informant recruiting techniques
  • Reverse sting operations
  • Entrapment concerns
  • Examination of contemporary high-profile instances the place the misuse of informants ended in complaints and legislation
  • The altering nature of repayment and cooperation agreements
  • Forfeiture, informants, and rewards
  • The administration of managed undercover purchases of facts
  • Challenges posed via fabricated details, phantom informants and police corruption
  • Witness safeguard measures
  • New whistleblower present programs

Authoritative, scholarly, and in accordance with boots-on-the-ground adventure, this e-book is written by means of an writer who has been a police manager, an informant recruiter and handler, an secret agent, and an legal professional. Supported through statutes, case legislations, and formerly unpublished excerpts from legislations enforcement business enterprise manuals, it's crucial interpreting for each police officer, police supervisor, prosecutor, police academy coach, felony justice professor, and security legal professional.

This publication is a part of the Practical points of felony and Forensic Investigations series.

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Law enforcement elimination of the source of the threat through incarceration. The same holds true for the revenge-motivated informant. The fear- and revenge-motivated informants must be thoroughly debriefed immediately and their information evaluated. fm Page 25 Monday, December 18, 2006 3:01 PM Motivations to Cooperate as an Informant 25 1. The dispute may be resolved, and the burning desire to cooperate is extinguished. 2. The informant may go into hiding or be murdered before a complete debriefing can be completed.

Fm Page 10 Monday, December 18, 2006 2:58 PM Informants and Undercover Investigations 10 writing. It provides the following definitions for their seven categories of sources of information: • • • • • • • Source of information — A source of information is defined as a person who imparts information or evidence regarding violations of law to an officer without the expectation of their identity being protected. Confidential source of information — A confidential source of information is defined as a person who imparts information or evidence regarding violations of law, with the expectation that his/her identity will be protected.

5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Location of the prisoner. Necessity of utilizing the prisoner in the investigation. Name(s) of the target(s) of the investigation. Nature of the activity requested. Security measures to be taken to ensure the prisoner’s safety, if necessary. Length of time the prisoner will be needed in the investigation. Whether the prisoner will be needed as a witness. Whether the prisoner will have to be moved to another institution upon completion of the activity. Whether the prisoner will remain in the custody of the investigative agency or will be unguarded.

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