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Undercover Investigations - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780750696456

Undercover Investigations

3rd Edition

Author: J Kirk Barefoot
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750696456
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 7th June 1995
Page Count: 164
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Undercover Investigations 3ed will serve as a training text for anyone entering the undercover field. Its previous editions have been used to train police officers, and intelligence agents in addition to private security personnel.

Undercover Investigations has a dual purpose; it can be used as a blueprint for any security manager or other handler of undercover agents. Undercover Investigations, which has been recognized by judges as the definitive work in this field, is now completely updated and expanded to include more information on drugs in the workplace, and entrapment. Its principles serve as the standard against which undercover operations are measured.

Key Features

  • Recognized as the 'bible' of this specialty field
  • Completely updated, with new sections on invasion of privacy and labor spying
  • Case examples are annotated to elucidate important principles


Security professionals, police officers, students in investigations courses.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; Historical background and present-day usage; Selection and recruitment of undercover personnel; Training; Establishing the cover; The assignment; Roping and privacy; Entrapment and testimony; Supervision and
communications; The burn; Shopping investigations and surveillance; Conclusion.


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About the Author

J Kirk Barefoot


"Covers a wide spectrum of topics in a comprehensive manner...succeeds at both, demonstrating thorough subject knowledge and presenting information clearly. New and seasoned agents alike will benefit from this work, as will security executives starting a program or evaluating their current operations" --Security Management, February 1996

"This book is designed as a training manual and is filled with practical advice for newcomers to the field as well as useful reminders for those with some undercover experience." --Canadian Security, September 1996

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