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NCJ Number: 52000 Find in a Library
Title: MANAGING AN INVESTIGATION INTO PUBLIC CORRUPTION OPERATIONAL GUIDE TO WHITE-COLLAR CRIME ENFORCEMENT - A REPORT OF THE NATIONAL CENTER ON WHITE-COLLAR CRIME
Author(s): R CONDON
Corporate Author: Battelle Human Affairs Research Ctrs
Law and Justice Study Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 28
Sponsoring Agency: Battelle Human Affairs Research Ctrs
Seattle, WA 98105
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 77-TA-99-0008
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS OPERATIONAL GUIDE IS WRITTEN TO ASSIST INVESTIGATORS AND PROSECUTORS IN CONDUCTING MAJOR CORRUPTION INVESTIGATIONS. IT COVERS PERSONNEL, TAPE USE, RECORDS MAINTENANCE, AND INVESTIGATION SECURITY.
Abstract: LOCATION OF THE OPERATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, ASSIGNMENT OF PERSONNEL, AND COMMUNICATION AND RECORDKEEPING SYSTEMS SHOULD BE PLANNED IN CONJUNCTION WITH SECURITY MEASURES. RECORDS COULD INCLUDE NAME, ADDRESS, LICENSE-PLATE, AND TELEPHONE-NUMBER CARDS. INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS SHOULD BE EXAMINED DAILY BY THE SUPERVISING INVESTIGATORS, INTELLIGENCE OFFICERS, AND CASE ATTORNEYS. TAPES CONTAINING EVIDENCE SHOULD BE SEQUENTIALLY NUMBERED, LOGGED INTO AN EVIDENCE BOOK, AND STORED IN A SECURE AREA. INVESTIGATORS MAY WANT TO USE THE SERVICES OF INFORMANTS, 'TURNED' SUSPECTS (PERSONS THAT WERE PARTIES TO THE CONSPIRACY BUT ARE PERSUADED BY INVESTIGATORS TO COLLECT INFORMATION), OR UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATORS. UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATORS ARE PREFERRED SINCE THEY ARE MORE RELIABLE, AND ARE TRAINED IN OBJECTIVE REPORTING. THEY ALSO MAKE MORE REPUTABLE WITNESSES. IF INFORMANTS OR 'TURNED' SUSPECTS ARE EMPLOYED FOR AN INVESTIGATION, THEY SHOULD CARRY TRANSMITTERS OR BODY RECORDERS SO THAT THEIR COURT TESTIMONY CAN BE VERIFIED. AUDITORS SHOULD ALSO BE ASSIGNED TO WHITE-COLLAR CRIME INVESTIGATIONS TO CHECK RECORDS OF SUSPECT BUSINESSES OR INDIVIDUALS. THE FINAL SECTIONS DISCUSS ISSUANCE OF PROCESS, GRAND JURY INVESTIGATIONS, AND THE IMPORTANCE OF COOPERATION BETWEEN INVESTIGATORS AND THE PROSECUTOR DURING INVESTIGATIONS. SAMPLE RECORDS, CARDS, AND TAPE HEADINGS ARE APPENDED, AS WELL AS A LIST OF TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR INVESTIGATIONS. REFERENCES ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Evidence preservation; Personnel; Procedure manuals; Records management; Security; Tape recordings; White collar crime
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