Informants and Undercover Investigations: A Practical Guide to Law, Policy, and Procedure

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CRC Press, 2007 M01 24 - 428 pages
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Informants are an invaluable, often instrumental aspect of criminal investigations, but they do present certain management issues. In the necessarily clandestine world they inhabit, the imposition of institutional control presents unique challenges. Lack of training and communication among law enforcement professionals tend to ensure the same error

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Contents

Chapter 1 Informants and Sources Defined
1
Chapter 2 Motivations to Cooperate as an Informant
19
Chapter 3 Recruiting Informants
43
Chapter 4 Sources of Compensation for Informants
63
Chapter 5 Cooperation and Contingency Fee Agreements
87
Chapter 6 Informant Documentation and Identification
115
Chapter 7 Undercover Purchases of Evidence by Informants and Probable Cause
141
Chapter 8 Corroboration of Informant Information
171
Chapter 11 The Witness Security Program
261
Appendix I The Attorney General Guidelines Regarding the Use of Confidential Informants
291
Appendix II The Attorney General Guidelines on Federal Bureau of Investigation Undercover Operations
319
9425 Informants
339
Chapter 66 Subsection Chapter 661 6612 Confidential Sources
355
Appendix V Example of Local Law Enforcement Policy Statement on Informant Handling
387
Index
399
Back cover
409

Chapter 9 Informants and Electronic Surveillance
201
Chapter 10 Controlling the Informant
221

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