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NCJ Number: 152246 Find in a Library
Title: Anticipatory Undercover Targeting in High Schools
Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice  Volume:22  Issue:5  Dated:(1994)  Pages:445-457
Author(s): B A Jacobs
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 13
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines undercover operations in high school settings, where young-looking officers pose as students to buy drugs from dealers.
Abstract: Previous studies on undercover operations have not given adequate attention to officer intensive targeting. Officer-intensive targeting is associated with anticipatory operations, where agents infiltrate a diffuse setting, pose as one of its members, identify offenders, and implicate them in illicit transactions. A four-part typology is offered that involves reputation building, intelligence gathering, semantic inducement, and visual and conversational serendipity. Discussion focuses on an expressive analytic framework of anticipatory undercover social control based on the notion of seduction. Data were drawn from semistructured interviews with 30 undercover officers located in a large United States city. Acknowledgements, notes, references
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Police; Police policies and procedures
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