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NCJ Number: 32714 Find in a Library
Title: ENTRAPMENT
Corporate Author: Studio 12 Filmmakers
United States of America
Project Director: E DIMEGLIO
Date Published: 1975
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Studio 12 Filmmakers
Johnston, RI 02919
Sale Source: Studio 12 Filmmakers
2 Needham Street
Johnston, RI 02919
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS POLICE TRAINING FILM PRESENTS THE CONCEPT OF ENTRAPMENT IN A CLEAR, CONCISE MANNER: THREE EXAMPLES ARE GIVEN THAT ILLUSTRATE THE RIGHT AND WRONG WAYS FOR UNDERCOVER AGENTS TO SET UP ARREST SITUATIONS.
Abstract: THE FILM STRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF THE POINT OF ORIGIN OF CRIMINAL IF THE UNDERCOVER AGENT PUTS THE IDEA OF A CRIME IN THE MIND OF A PERSON WHO WOULD NOT NORMALLY CONSIDER SUCH AN ACT, THE RESULT IS ENTRAPMENT AND THE ARREST IS WORTHLESS. IF, HOWEVER, THE SUBJECT IS PREDISPOSED TOWARD AN ILLEGAL ACT, THE ARREST IS VALID AND THE CASE CAN BE HANDED OVER TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY. THE EXAMPLES THAT ARE GIVEN INVOLVE DRUGS, PROSTITUTION, AND THEFT. EACH EXAMPLE PLAINLY SHOWS AN ENTRAPMENT SITUATION FOLLOWED BY LEGALLY ACCEPTABLE POLICE PROCEDURE. IT IS OBVIOUS FROM THE FILM THAT FOR A 'SETUP' TO BE LEGAL THE SUBJECT MUST BE WILLING TO BREAK THE LAW: IF A POLICEMAN MERELY GIVEN HIM THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO, NO ENTRAPMENT IS INVOLVED. EACH EXAMPLE IS FOLLOWED BY A BRIEF DISCUSSION. AT THE END OF THE FILM, THE FINER POINTS ARE CLARIFIED IN THE LIGHT OF THE EXAMPLES. (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Arrest and apprehension; Audiovisual aids; Criminal investigation; Entrapment; Films; Police legal limitations; Police legal training; Undercover activity
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