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NCJ Number: 148623 Find in a Library
Title: Deep Cover: Police Intelligence Operations
Author(s): B Rapp
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 135
Sponsoring Agency: Paladin Press
Boulder, CO 80301
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87364-507-3
Sale Source: Paladin Press
7077 Winchester Circle
Gunbarrel Tech Center
Boulder, CO 80301
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for the police officer and administrator as well as the public, this book discusses the nature of intelligence, the purpose it serves, how police officers gather and use it, and the possibilities and limitations of intelligence.
Abstract: A brief historical review of intelligence work is followed by a discussion of the components of intelligence: collection, evaluation, and dissemination. A chapter on the intelligence unit addresses immediate investigations, long- range information packages, detailed studies, and the prediction of crime trends. A description of the collection and development of information sources focuses on the management of information collection, offense reports, witness statements, field interrogation cards, denunciations, letters, anonymous witness programs, searches, prison and parole reports, and outside intelligence reports. Other information sources are confessions and public records. Also discussed are the exploitation of information sources, the protection of a source, and ethics. Other chapters focus on informers, undercover officers, surveillance, information storage, evaluation, dissemination, security, organization and personnel, and organizational hazards. Glossary and 4 notes
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Informants; Intelligence acquisition; Intelligence analysis; Undercover activity; Undercover training
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