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Covert Human Intelligence Sources: The Unlovely Face of Police Work Roger Billingsley

Covert Human Intelligence Sources: The Unlovely Face of Police Work

Roger Billingsley

Published November 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781904380443
Paperback
189 pages
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This book provides a unique insight into the hidden world of informers and related aspects of covert policing in the UK. Edited by the head of the Covert Policing Standards Unit at New Scotland Yard, the book is the first to look behind the scenes ofMoreThis book provides a unique insight into the hidden world of informers and related aspects of covert policing in the UK. Edited by the head of the Covert Policing Standards Unit at New Scotland Yard, the book is the first to look behind the scenes of undercover police work since the authorities lifted the rules on secrecy. Covert Human Intelligence Sources contains contributions from a range of disciplines and field of study, including senior police officers, lawyers, and academic commentators. It covers such key matters as: what is meant by Covert Human Intelligence Sources * the legal framework * the UKs Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) * inherent powers and the position at Common Law * informers and informants * working methods and oversight * handlers, controllers, and authorizing officers * dangers and risks * human rights, proportionality, and necessity * corruption and noble cause corruption * protection and the duty of care * undercover officers: stra