CRC series in practical aspects of criminal and forensic investigations.
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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1. Historical background 2. Informants, cooperating witnesses, and sources defined 3. Motivations for cooperation 4. Recruiting informants 5. Plea-bargaining, substantial assistance, and downward sentencing departures 6. Documentation, registration, and the confidential source file 7. Sources of compensation for informants 8. Whistleblowers 9. Corroboration of informant information 10. Informants and search warrants 11. Controlled purchases of evidence by informants 12. Undercover investigations 13. Controlling informants and institutional ethics 14. Witness security program : falling off the face of the Earth.