Natapoff, Alexandra.

Snitching : Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice. - New York : NYU Press, 2009. - 1 online resource (273 pages) - JSTOR eBooks .

X. Improving Police-Community Trust and Communication.

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: The Real Deal: Understanding Snitching; I. Anatomy of an Informant Deal; A. Police; B. Prosecutors; C. Defense Counsel; D. The Crimes; E. The Rewards; II. Implications of Informant Practices; A. Crime-Fighting Benefits; B. Compromising the Purposes of Law Enforcement; C. Who's in Charge around Here?; D. Mishandling and Corruption; E. Crime Victims; F. Vulnerable Informants; G. Witness Intimidation and the Spread of Violence; H. Systemic Integrity and Trust; Chapter 2: To Catch a Thief: The Legal Rules of Snitching. I. Creating and Rewarding Criminal InformantsA. Police; B. Prosecutors; C. Sentencing and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines; D. Additional Benefits: Money and Drugs; II. Using Informants as Investigative Tools; III. Defendant Rights against Official Informant Use; IV. Legal Limits: What the Government Can't Do; V. Informant Use in Comparative Perspective; VI. American Informant Law; Chapter 3: Beyond Unreliable; I. Lying Informants; II. Law Enforcement Dependence on Informants; III. Juries; IV. When the Innocent Plead Guilty; V. The Important but Limited Role of Procedural Protections. Chapter 4: Secret JusticeI. Investigation; II. Plea Bargaining; III. Discovery; IV. Public Transparency and Executive Accountability; V. Informants and the Internet; Chapter 5: Snitching in the 'Hood; I. More Snitches; II. More Crime; III. More Violence; IV. Racial Focusing; V. More Tension between Police and Community; VI. More Distrust; VII. Snitching as a Costly Social Policy; Chapter 6: "Stop Snitching"; I. "In the Game"; II. Distrust of the Police; III. Witness Intimidation; IV. The Role of Rap and Hip Hop; V. What Does "Stop Snitching" Mean? Chapter 7: How the Other Half Lives: White Collar and Other Kinds of CooperationI. FBI Informants and Organized Crime; II. Political Informants; A. Agent Provocateurs and Infiltrators; B. Political Corruption; III. White Collar Crime and Cooperation; A. Individual White Collar Cooperators; B. Corporate Cooperation; C. White Collar versus Street Snitching; IV. Terrorism; Chapter 8: Reform; I. Defining Informants; II. Data Collection and Reporting on Informant Creation and Deployment; III. Informant Crime Control and Reporting. A. Legislative Limits on Crimes for Which Cooperation Credit Can Be EarnedB. Limits on Crimes That Can Be Committed by Active Informants; C. Reporting Informant Crimes; IV. Protecting Informants; A. Witness Protection; B. Increase Availability of Counsel; C. Limit the Use of Juvenile, Mentally Disabled, and Addicted Informants; V. Defense Informants; VI. Police Investigative Guidelines; VII. Prosecutorial Guidelines; VIII. Heightened Judicial Scrutiny; IX. Criminal Procedure Reforms; A. Discovery and Disclosure; B. Reliability Hearings; C. Corroboration; D. Jury Instructions.

Winner of the 2010 American Bar Association Honorable Mention for Books. Albert Burrell spent thirteen years on death row for a murder he did not commit. Atlanta police killed 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston during a misguided raid on her home. After being released by Chicago prosecutors, Darryl Moore--drug dealer, hit man, and rapist--returned home to rape an eleven-year-old girl. Such tragedies are consequences of snitching--police and prosecutors offering deals to criminal offenders in exchange for information. Although it is nearly invisible to the public, criminal snitching has invaded the Amer.

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Informers--Legal status, laws, etc.--United States.

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