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Investigative Ethics: Ethics for Police Detectives and Criminal Investigators

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Investigative Ethics: Ethics for Police Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Seumas Miller, Ian A. Gordon

ISBN: 978-1-118-32861-3 March 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 200 Pages

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Investigative Ethics: Ethics for Police Detectives and Criminal Investigators presents applied philosophical analyses of the ethical issues that arise for police detectives and other investigators in contemporary society.

  • Explores ethical issues relating to investigative independence, rights of victims and suspects, use of informants, entrapment, privacy and surveillance, undercover operations, deception, and suspect interviewing
  • Represents the first monograph providing a detailed consideration of ethical issues in police investigations
  • Features authorship by an applied philosopher specializing in police ethics, and a former UK senior police officer
  • Combined authorship ensures the text is anchored in actual police practice as well as providing high quality ethical analysis

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction: Ethics and the Role of the Investigator 1

1 Law, Morality, and Policing 17

2 Knowledge, Evidence, and the Aims of Investigation 48

3 Intelligence and Intelligence Gathering 80

4 Investigative Independence 99

5 Crimes against the Person 118

6 Property Crime 149

7 Terrorism 171

8 Police Corruption 201

9 Informants and Internal Witnesses 223

10 Surveillance and Monitoring 243

11 Undercover Operations and Entrapment 263

12 Interviewing 279

References 297

Index 308