Informants, Cooperating Witnesses, and Undercover 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 cops and federal brokers within the recruitment and operation of informants has undermined high priced long term investigations, destroyed the careers of prosecutors and legislations enforcement officials, and prompted loss of life and critical accidents to blameless voters and police. in lots of circumstances, the occasions resulting in catastrophe might have been shunned had the legislations enforcement corporation the time-tested systems tested during this book.


Informants, Cooperating Witnesses, and Undercover Investigations: a pragmatic consultant to legislations, coverage, and technique, moment Edition covers each point of the informant and cooperating witness dynamic—a method usually shrouded in secrecy and largely misunderstood. Quoted usually in numerous newspaper and journal articles, the 1st version of this publication was once the go-to consultant for useful, potent suggestions in this arguable but strong investigative device. widely up to date, issues during this moment variation include:




  • Sweeping alterations within the FBI and ICE informant and undercover programs

  • New informant recruiting techniques

  • Reverse sting operations

  • Entrapment matters

  • Examination of modern high-profile instances the place the misuse of informants ended in 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 by means of fabricated info, phantom informants and police corruption

  • Witness safeguard measures

  • New whistleblower gift programs



Authoritative, scholarly, and in response to boots-on-the-ground event, this publication is written via an writer who has been a police manager, an informant recruiter and handler, an secret agent, and an legal professional. Supported through statutes, case legislations, and formerly unpublished excerpts from legislations enforcement business enterprise manuals, it's crucial interpreting for each police officer, police supervisor, prosecutor, police academy coach, felony justice professor, and safeguard legal professional.



This e-book is a part of the Practical points of legal and Forensic Investigations series.


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