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Legality of participating informers

Gillespie, Alisdair (2000) Legality of participating informers. Web Journal of Current Legal Issues (5). ISSN 1360-1326

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Abstract

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 does, for the first time, place the use of informers and other undercover agents onto a statutory basis. This is required to help meet the challenges of the Human Rights Act 1998. However the Act and its Codes are not particularly forthcoming when it comes to the use of participating informers, those informers who are allowed to become involved with crime in order to provide information for the police. The dangers of these types of operations are reasonably well documented and this note seeks to explore whether their use is still permitted in the Human Rights era.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
Subjects: K Law
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Law School
ID Code: 58847
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 04 Oct 2012 14:39
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:13
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/58847

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