The use of informants has been described as the "black hole of law enforcement." Failures in the training of police officers and federal agents in the recruitment and operation of informants has undermined costly long-term investigations, destroyed the careers of prosecutors and law enforcement officers, and caused death and serious injuries to inn

chapter 1|22 pages

Historical Background

chapter 3|24 pages

Motivations for Cooperation

chapter 4|38 pages

Recruiting Informants

chapter 7|38 pages

Sources of Compensation for Informants

chapter 9|46 pages

Corroboration of Informant Information

chapter 10|30 pages

Informants and Search Warrants