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Author Bloom, Robert M., 1946-

Title Ratting : the use and abuse of informants in the American justice system / Robert M. Bloom
Published Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (x, 207 pages)
Contents A historical overview of informants -- The political informant : "a certain fair-weather friend"--the story of Linda Tripp -- The nonexistent informant : the story of officer Carlos Luna -- Jailhouse informants : the stories of Leslie Vernon White and Anthony Michael Sarivola -- High-level informants : the story of James "Whitey" Bulger and Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi -- The end of the story
Summary The use of police informants in the criminal justice system presents a range of potential pitfalls. Bloom illuminates the pernicious legal ramifications that can result from the justice system's relationship to and use of informers providing insights into law enforcement techniques as well as the Court's response to them. Law professors, criminologists, and law enforcement scholars will find Bloom's account of this much used and abused but under-reported aspect of America's law enforcement efforts both edifying and sobering
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-195) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Informers -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
State's evidence -- United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2001058037
ISBN 0275968189 (alk. paper)
0313013853 (electronic bk.)
9780275968182 (alk. paper)
9780313013850 (electronic bk.)