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Informers: policing, policy, practice

Drugs and crime: an overview -- Sentencing drug offenders -- Drugs and crime: theoretical formulations -- Treatment in criminal justice -- Drug courts and drug testing -- Trafficking, laundering and confiscation -- Drug markets and policing -- Informers and corruption -- Women, drugs and crime -- Th...

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Contributors: Billingsley, Roger (HerausgeberIn)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cullompton Willan 2001
Edition:1. publ.
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Summary:Drugs and crime: an overview -- Sentencing drug offenders -- Drugs and crime: theoretical formulations -- Treatment in criminal justice -- Drug courts and drug testing -- Trafficking, laundering and confiscation -- Drug markets and policing -- Informers and corruption -- Women, drugs and crime -- The legalisation debate -- Suggestions for the way forward
Foreword / John Evans -- Preface / David Wakenshaw -- 1. Drugs, crime and informers / Philip Bean and Roger Billingsley -- 2. Informers and corruption / Roy Clark -- 3. The ethics of informer handling / Tom Williamson and Peter Bagshaw -- 4. Informers, agents and accountability / Nigel South -- 5. Informers' careers: motivations and change / Roger Billingsley -- 6. Gender issues in informer handling / Teresa Nemitz -- 7. Juvenile informers / Carole Ballardie and Paul Iganski -- 8. Where the grass is greener? Supergrasses in comparative perspective / Steven Greer -- 9. Managing anonymous informants through Crimestoppers / Bill Griffiths and Alan Murphy -- 10. Informers and witness protection schemes / Philip Bean -- 11. Regulating informers: the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, covert policing and human rights / Peter Neyroud and Alan Beckley
The police rely heavily on paid and unpaid informers: without them clear-up rates would plummet, and many crimes would remain undetected. Yet little is known about the informer system and how it works, for example: who are these informers? how are they recruited? how are they handled? who handles them? what sort of information do they provide? The first book of its kind on informers in Britain, providing an invaluable source of information and analysis from key authorities in the field
<P>This is the first book of its kind on informers in Britain, addressing a series of key questions about informers and the informer system. As such, it is essential reading for professionals, academics and students with an interest in informers and the broader issues surrounding their use.</P>
Item Description:Includes index. - Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-297) and indexes
Physical Description:XI, 179 Seiten
ISBN:1903240077