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

Fitzgerald, Dennis G. [Browse]
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2nd ed.
  • Boca Raton : CRC Press, [2015]
  • ©2015
1 online resource (548 p.)


  • CRC series in practical aspects of criminal and forensic investigations. [More in this series]
  • Practical Aspects of Criminal & Forensic Investigations
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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.
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  • Front Cover; Table of Contents; Series Note; Preface; Author; Chapter 1: Historical Background; Chapter 2: Informants, Cooperating Witnesses, and Sources Defined; Chapter 3: Motivations for Cooperation; Chapter 4: Recruiting Informants; Chapter 5: Plea-Bargaining, Substantial Assistance, and Downward Sentencing Departures; Chapter 6: Documentation, Registration, and the Confidential Source File; Chapter 7: Sources of Compensation for Informants; Chapter 8: Whistleblowers : The Justice Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission
  • Chapter 9: Corroboration of Informant InformationChapter 10: Informants and Search Warrants; Chapter 11: Controlled Purchases of Evidence by Informants; Chapter 12: Undercover Investigations : Reversals and Sting Operations; Chapter 13: Controlling Informants and Institutional Ethics; Chapter 14: Witness Security Program : Falling Off the Face of the Earth; Back Cover
  • 1-04-008363-3
  • 0-429-25380-X
  • 1-4665-5459-2
  • 10.1201/b17600
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