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Undercover Operations

  • By: Michael D. Lyman
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Both traditionally and historically, police undercover operations are one of the best ways for police to learn what is happening in any given criminal environment. Simply put, the undercover officer's job is to watch, listen, and collect evidence of criminal wrongdoing. ...

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