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Speaking Truth to PowerConfidential Informants and Police Investigations$
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Dean A. Dabney and Richard Tewksbury

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520290464

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520290464.001.0001

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Benefits of Working with Informants

Benefits of Working with Informants

Chapter:
(p.150) Seven Benefits of Working with Informants
Source:
Speaking Truth to Power
Author(s):

Dean A. Dabney

Richard Tewksbury

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520290464.003.0007

Chapter 7 explicitly identifies the benefits that are derived by both law enforcement in general and individual law enforcement officers. In addition to the obvious benefit of gaining information to facilitate the control/resolution of crime, so too are there benefits in the form of providing law enforcement agencies and agents with a deeper understanding of the communities in which they work and professional development and advancement opportunities. While using informants to gain evidence against offenders that can subsequently be removed from the community, so too do policing efforts benefit from learning the players, plays, strategies and lines of affiliation and loyalty within a community. And, on a personal professional level, those who display an affinity and acumen for recruiting, developing, and managing informants in an effective manner gain status, prestige, and very possibly promotion within their agencies.

Keywords:   Facilitating, communities, intelligence gathering, arrest, career, case development

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