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hich of the following is NOT a problem associated with the use of informants?
informants entering the federal witness security program
Undercover officers must be careful not to entrap suspects. Entrapment occurs when undercover agents ____.
induce someone to commit a crime
Which of the following is most likely true of undercover officers?
undercover officers establish a fictitious story to conceal identity
Which of the following refers to informants who provide information with a hidden benefit or advantage to themselves?
perversely motivated informants
One of the preliminary investigative tools used in working undercover that typically makes the introduction is/are ____.
a. The informant
b. Agents of the opposite sex
c. Drug dealers
A police officer stops a car for a traffic violation. The officer conducts a legal search of the vehicle after obtaining concentration from the driver. The officer discovered stolen property and a large amount of illegal prescription drugs in the car. The driver is given a choice to be charged with a felony possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance or cooperate with the police to identify and arrest the source of drugs. What process is the officer using?
this process is known as "flipping"
A police officer is using an informant to purchase drugs at a popular bar known for drug activity. The officer tells the informant, "I don't care what you have to do, just buy drugs from anyone inside and you'll get your money!" What legal question may arise following an arrest during this operation?
entrapment issues based on the instructions given to the informant
Police use informants to solve certain crimes. Which person below falls under the typical definition of an informant?
anyone who provides information of an investigative nature to law enforcement
What are the elements common to most undercover operations?
the introduction, the acceptance, the buy, the arrest, covering the informant, and the "after action"
Which of the following is best recommended for controlling the informant?
investigators should have frequent personal contact with informants
A woman contacted police and identified herself. She told the police a suspect had shown her marijuana in his car and told her that in a few minutes he would be driving to a specific geographical area with the drugs. The informant provided investigators specific details about the suspect's vehicle and license plate number. The police followed up on the information given to them by the concerned citizen and located the vehicle. They stopped the vehicle, conducted a search, and found drugs in the car. The suspect was subsequently arrested. Which statement below best reflects the credibility of the informant and the legality of the police actions (State v. Lindquist)?
the woman is credible and the officers had probable cause to search the vehicle and arrest the suspect
Simply defined, the "cover story" is ____.
a fictitious story that the agent conveys to suspects about his background
Which of the following is the best example of "flipping"?
Dante has agreed to provide information about an associate in exchange for his own charges being dropped
Which of the following is a measure an investigator takes to protect an informant's identity?
minimize telephone conversations between control agents and informants
Proactive investigations typically involve which types of crime?
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