Global Drug Enforcement Practical Investigative Techniques

ISBN-10: 0849316294

ISBN-13: 9780849316296

Edition: 2003

Authors: Gregory D. Lee

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This title provides basic and advanced techniques for conducting modern drug investigations. With coverage of source countries, drug indentification, conspiracy investigations, clandestine laboratories, drug intelligence, and money laundering, the book covers the specific topics that every detective must know.
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List price: $125.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 10/27/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 440
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

The Fundamentals
Introduction to Drug Law Enforcement
International in Scope
Interpersonal Relationships
Finance and Banking
Psychology
Communication Skills
Foreign Relations
Other Aspects
Summary
Source Countries
Colombia
Bolivia and Peru
Mexico
The Golden Triangle
The Golden Crescent
Western Europe
Canada
United States
Summary
Drug Identification and User Recognition
Drug Scheduling
Narcotic Depressants
Methylenedioxy-N-Methylamphetamine (MDMA)
Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
Ketamine
Methamphetamine
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
Methylphenidate (Ritalin)
Phencyclidine (PCP)
Steroids
Other Drugs of Abuse
Summary
References
Confidential Informants
Purpose of Informants
Motivational Factors
Restricted-Use Informants
Developing Confidential Informants
Supervisor's Role in Informant Management
Protecting the Informant's Identity
Other Considerations
The Informant File
Informant Debriefings
Agent-Informant Contact Procedures
Informant Payments
How to Make a Controlled Purchase Using an Informant
The Seven Steps to Successful Informant Management
Keys to Success in Informant Management
Summary
Sources of Information
Airline Ticket Agents
Travel Agents
Car Rental Employees
Hotel Registration Clerks
Utility Companies
Telephone Service Providers
Real Estate Agents
Internet Service Providers
Banking Institutions
Taxi Drivers
County Assessor's Office
Credit Bureaus
Express Shipping Companies
Yacht Club Employees
Boat and Yacht Sales Personnel
Flight Service Station Employees
Private Airplane Sales Personnel
Conclusion
Summary
Surveillance and Counter-Surveillance
Definition and Purpose of Surveillance
Types of Surveillance
Objectives of Surveillance
Qualities of a Surveillance Agent
Categories of Surveillance
Other Considerations
Rules of Surveillance
Fundamentals of Surveillance
Using Air Support during Surveillance
Surveillance Notes and Reports
Counter-Surveillance
Summary
Undercover Operations
Definition of Undercover
Purpose of Undercover Operations
Qualifications for Undercover Work
Undercover Agents' Traits
Necessary Preparations for Undercover Assignments
The Cover Story
Undercover Identity
Undercover Vehicles
Undercover Documents and Credit Cards
Planning the Undercover Operation
The Written Operational Plan
The Operational Briefing
The Undercover Meeting
Undercover Negotiations
Drug Samples
Use of Controlled Substances by Undercover Agents
Confidence Buys or Buy-Walk Operations
Buy-Bust Operations
Postbuy Debriefings
Proven Undercover Techniques and Strategies--Playing Mind Games with the Suspect
The Seven Critical Factors Leading to Undercover Violence
Summary
Flash Roll Management
Surprise Flashes vs. Scheduled Flashes
Creating a Controlled Environment
Using a Second Undercover Agent
Use of an Informant to Display the Money
Seeing Drugs before Displaying the Money
Flash Roll Preparation
Summary
Evidence Collection and Preservation
Categories of Evidence
Collection of Evidence
Drug Evidence
Chain of Custody
Field Testing of Drug Evidence
Nondrug Evidence
Summary
U.S. Sentencing Guidelines for Drug Offenses
Background
Federal Parole Abolished
Longer Prison Sentences
The Sentencing Table
Drug Offense Sentencing Tables
Departures from the Guidelines
Court Ordered Departures
Criticism of the Guidelines
Evolutionary Process
Summary
References
Raid Planning and Execution
Raid Planning
Types of Raids
Site Surveys
Raid Briefing
Equipment
Raid Execution
Consciousness Modes
Escalation of Force
British SAS Six-Man Snake Method
Summary
Complex Drug Investigations
Drug Conspiracy Investigations
Definition of Conspiracy
Punishment for Conspiracy
Elements of Proof
Pinkerton Theory of Vicarious Liability
Types of Conspiracies
Advantages of Conspiracy Investigations
Disadvantages of Conspiracy Investigations
Conspiracy Case Development
Coordination with the Prosecutor
Defense Attorney Trial Tactics
Summary
References
Clandestine Laboratories
Specialty within Drug Law Enforcement
Booby-Traps
Countering Booby-Traps
Recognizing Clan Labs
Chemicals and Products Commonly Found at Clan Lab Sites
Other Clan Lab Indicators
Operational Laboratories
Summary
Transportation Hub Interdiction Operations
Courier Profiling
Approaching the Passenger
Other Considerations
Hotel Profiling
Summary
Smuggling and Smugglers
Definition of Smuggling
Agencies Conducting Smuggling Investigations
Methods of Smuggling
Methods of Concealment
Unwitting Accomplices
Swallowers
Smugglers' Profile
Characteristics of Drug Smuggling Organizations
Drug Smuggling Case Initiation
Methods of Investigating Smuggling Cases
Summary
Controlled Deliveries
Definition of Controlled Delivery
Internationally Controlled Delivery Scenario
Methods of Delivery
Domestic Controlled Deliveries
Mail Drops
Using a Ruse
Physical Evidence
Summary
Drug Intelligence
The Intelligence Analyst
Informant Debriefings
Telephone Subscriber Information
Telephone Toll Analysis
Wiretaps
Summary
References
Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering
Federal Civil and Criminal Forfeitures
Judicial Forfeitures
Administrative Forfeitures
Criminal Forfeiture Procedures
Advantages of Criminal Forfeitures
Equitable Sharing Program
Determining Who Gets What
Permissible Uses of the Money
Money Laundering
Methods of Investigation
Typical Exchanges of Money
Money Laundering Methods
Summary
References
Shared Traits of Drug Traffickers and Terrorists
Organizational Structure
Drug and Terrorism Source Countries
Money Laundering
Communications
Training Manuals
Immigration Fraud and False Identity Documents
Smuggling Techniques
Airport Profiling
Human Sources of Information
Parallel Investigative Techniques
Summary
Nexus between Drugs and Terrorism
Afghanistan
Colombia
Peru
Middle East
Summary
References
Talking Points against Drug Legalization
Ten Undeniable Facts
A Law Enforcement Officer's Approach to the Problem
Where to Go for Additional Help
Resources and Publications
Summary
References
Glossary of Terms Common to Drug Law Enforcement
Controlled Substance Act Schedules
Controlled Substances Alphabetically
U.S. Supreme Court Decision: U.S. v. Sokolow
Index
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