Informants, cooperating witnesses, and undercover investigations : a practical guide to law, policy, and procedure / Dennis G. Fitzgerald.

Author
Fitzgerald, Dennis G. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
2nd ed.
Published/​Created
  • Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, ©2015.
  • ©20
Description
1 online resource

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Series
  • CRC series in practical aspects of criminal and forensic investigations [More in this series]
  • Practical aspects of criminal and forensic investigations series
Summary note
"Now in its second edition, this volume takes a scholarly approach to an often misunderstood and controversial law enforcement investigative technique that traditionally has been shrouded in secrecy. Written by a former Miami vice and narcotics detective, DEA agent, and attorney, this authoritative book is based on "boots-on-the-ground" experience. Revisions to this edition include extensive updates to each chapter, discussion of sweeping changes in the FBI's informant program, addition of high-profile cases, and updated references. Featured topics include immigration reform, the irresponsible use of informants and lawsuits, whistleblowers, cooperation fees, the management of informant-driven search warrants, and fabricated information"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references.
Source of description
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed December 21, 2014).
Contents
  • 1. Historical background
  • 2. Informants, cooperating witnesses, and sources defined
  • 3. Motivations for cooperation
  • 4. Recruiting informants
  • 5. Plea-bargaining, substantial assistance, and downward sentencing departures
  • 6. Documentation, registration, and the confidential source file
  • 7. Sources of compensation for informants
  • 8. Whistleblowers
  • 9. Corroboration of informant information
  • 10. Informants and search warrants
  • 11. Controlled purchases of evidence by informants
  • 12. Undercover investigations
  • 13. Controlling informants and institutional ethics
  • 14. Witness security program : falling off the face of the Earth.
ISBN
  • 9781466554597 ((electronic bk.))
  • 1466554592 ((electronic bk.))
  • 9780429253805 ((electronic bk.))
  • 042925380X ((electronic bk.))
OCLC
893735827
Doi
  • 10.1201/b17600
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