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NCJ Number: 120177 Find in a Library
Title: It's Your Money They're After: Sting Operations in Consumer Fraud Investigations
Journal: Police Studies  Volume:11  Issue:4  Dated:(Winter 1988)  Pages:190-194
Author(s): H W Prunckun Jr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 5
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The purpose of this paper is to provide law enforcement practitioners with an example of how classic covert intelligence/evidence gathering techniques, such as the Sting Operation, can be adopted to combat economic crimes.
Abstract: It will examine a successful Sting conducted by the Department of Public and Consumer Affairs in relation to several "get-rich-quick" swindles being promoted in South Australia. 2 tables, 1 appendix, 16 notes. (Publisher abstract)
Main Term(s): Economic Crime Enforcement Units
Index Term(s): Australia; Consumer fraud; Intelligence acquisition; Specialized police operations; White collar crime
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