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Informants, Cooperating Witnesses, and Undercover Investigations: A Practical Guide to Law, Policy, and Procedure, 2nd Edition.

9781466554580

Informants, Cooperating Witnesses, and Undercover Investigations: A Practical Guide to Law, Policy, and Procedure, 2nd Edition

Dennis G. Fitzgerald

CRC Press

2015

525 pages

$79.95

Hardcover

Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

KF9665

Fitzgerald, a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent, police sergeant and training instructor, and current attorney, trial consultant, and international criminal law advisor specializing in criminal informant and cooperating witness issues, details the law, policy, and procedure for working with informants and cooperating witnesses and in undercover investigations. He covers the history of informants; key terms and agencies; motivations for cooperation; recruiting informants; plea-bargaining, substantial assistance, and downward sentencing departures; documentation, registration, and the confidential source file; sources of compensation; whistleblowers; corroboration of informant information; search warrants; controlled purchase of evidence by informants; reversals and sting operations; controlling informants and institutional ethics; and witness security programs. This edition has been updated and expanded to discuss money-laundering stings, reverse undercover operations, and controlled delivery investigations, as well as changes in statutory and case law, the informant's role in undercover operations, and the impact of the PATRIOT Act on domestic undercover law enforcement. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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