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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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Summary and Implications

Summary and Implications

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(p.188) Nine Summary and Implications
Source:
Speaking Truth to Power
Author(s):

Dean A. Dabney

Richard Tewksbury

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520290464.003.0009

The concluding chapter summarizes the key take away messages emanating from the ethnographic work that underlies the book. A series of theoretical considerations are detailed, including an effort to establish a broader context associated with the book’s 4-part typology of the police-citizen information exchange, the observation that informant work is inherently complex, and that more theoretical development is needed. A host of policy considerations are forwarded, including calls for more structure and protocol surrounding informant use and a need for police to plan ahead on the role that the police-citizen information exchange will play in the future.

Keywords:   Summary, theoretical implications, policy implications, overview, future research

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