Informants and Undercover Investigations: A Practical Guide 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 law enforcement officials and federal brokers within the recruitment and operation of informants has undermined expensive long term investigations, destroyed the careers of prosecutors and legislations enforcement officials, and triggered loss of life and severe accidents to blameless voters and police. in lots of circumstances, the occasions resulting in catastrophe might have been kept away from had the legislation enforcement business enterprise the time-tested techniques tested during this book.

Informants, Cooperating Witnesses, and Undercover Investigations: a pragmatic advisor to legislations, coverage, and method, moment Edition covers each element of the informant and cooperating witness dynamic―a process usually shrouded in secrecy and extensively misunderstood. Quoted often in numerous newspaper and journal articles, the 1st version of this ebook was once the go-to advisor for functional, potent suggestions in this arguable but robust investigative device. widely up to date, subject matters during this moment variation include:

  • Sweeping alterations within the FBI and ICE informant and undercover programs
  • New informant recruiting techniques
  • Reverse sting operations
  • Entrapment concerns
  • Examination of modern high-profile circumstances the place the misuse of informants led to court cases and legislation
  • The altering nature of repayment and cooperation agreements
  • Forfeiture, informants, and rewards
  • The administration of managed undercover purchases of facts
  • Challenges posed through fabricated details, phantom informants and police corruption
  • Witness safety measures
  • New whistleblower gift programs

Authoritative, scholarly, and in line with boots-on-the-ground adventure, this booklet is written by means of an writer who has been a police manager, an informant recruiter and handler, an secret agent, and an lawyer. Supported through statutes, case legislation, and formerly unpublished excerpts from legislation enforcement corporation manuals, it truly is crucial interpreting for each police officer, police supervisor, prosecutor, police academy coach, felony justice professor, and security lawyer.

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

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These officers are the most covert CIA employees. They work abroad without diplomatic immunity and often appear to be working for a commercial enterprise. 9 State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies State and local law enforcement agencies are independent government agencies and departments. They do not subscribe to a nationally accepted or promulgated policy and procedure manual concerning informants. Each agency is free to develop and follow its own set of rules. As an example, the New York City Police Department applies the following definition for informant: A confidential informant is a person who has been approved by the department and registered with the Intelligence Division, who, through a confidential relationship with a uniformed member of the service, furnishes the department with criminal information specifically requested, and such person: 1.

Controlled deliveries and search warrants resulted from their tips, and well-publicized arrests followed. fm Page 27 Monday, December 18, 2006 3:01 PM Motivations to Cooperate as an Informant 27 Traffickers, also resilient and resourceful, moved to less risky methods of moving their product, particularly for domestic movements of packages. 55 Commercial delivery companies like UPS, Federal Express, and the airlines 56 all began to appear as an attractive option to the traffickers. They were particularly appealing because they were not a governmental entity: No Postal Inspectors = Less Risk.

Expects monetary consideration for information supplied, or Expects court consideration for information supplied, or Has a prior criminal history or associates with known criminals, or Has demonstrated reliability by providing information of value on more than one occasion. S. Department of Justice. It continues to stand as their policy on confidential informants. The IACP also developed a “model policy” on confidential informants. fm Page 16 Monday, December 18, 2006 2:58 PM Informants and Undercover Investigations 16 • • • many others.

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