Undercover [electronic resource] : police surveillance in America / Gary T. Marx.

Author
Marx, Gary T. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Berkeley : University of California Press, c1988.
Description
1 online resource (312 p.)

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Summary note
Providing a rich picture of past and present undercover work, and drawing on unpublished documents and interviews with the FBI and local police, this penetrating study examines the variety of undercover operations and the ethical issues and empirical assumptions raised when the state officially sanctions deception and trickery and allows its agents to participate in crime.
Notes
"A Twentieth Century Fund book."
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-272) and index.
Language note
English
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • 1. The Changing Nature of Undercover Work
  • 2. A Selective History of Undercover Practices
  • 3. The Current Context
  • 4. Types and Dimensions
  • 5. The Complexity of Virtue
  • 6. Intended Consequences of Undercover Work
  • 7. Unintended Consequences: Targets, Third Parties, and Informers
  • 8. Unintended Consequences: Police
  • 9. Controlling Undercover Operations
  • 10. The New Surveillance
  • Notes
  • Index
ISBN
  • 1-282-35567-8
  • 9786612355677
  • 0-520-91004-4
OCLC
  • 794663697
  • 667009708
Doi
  • 10.1525/9780520910041
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