Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs and Gangs / Edition 1

Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs and Gangs / Edition 1

by Gregory D. Lee Supervisory Special Agent (Retired)
     
 

ISBN-10: 013117228X

ISBN-13: 9780131172289

Pub. Date: 09/16/2004

Publisher: Pearson

The only book of its kind on the market, Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs and Gangs is authored by a retired DEA Supervisory Special Agent who was an instructor at the FBI Academy; his real-life examples of the benefits and disadvantages of conducting complex conspiracy investigations will fascinate and inform readers. This timely

Overview

The only book of its kind on the market, Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs and Gangs is authored by a retired DEA Supervisory Special Agent who was an instructor at the FBI Academy; his real-life examples of the benefits and disadvantages of conducting complex conspiracy investigations will fascinate and inform readers. This timely book describes in detail the methods used in complex criminal investigations that focus on terrorism, drugs, and sophisticated street gangs. Comprehensive and focused, it presents overviews of current drug trends in America, terrorist organizations and their methods of operation, and the major street gangs operating within the United States. It explains in detail what a conspiracy is, what the elements of crime are, how the law allows prosecutors to attach criminal liability to all members of the conspiracy, and the many other advantages of charging defendants with these statutes. Necessary reading for anyone involved in criminal justice, this is also a valuable handbook for criminal investigators, detectives, investigators, narcotic investigators, gang investigators, police officers, and other security and defense personnel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131172289
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
09/16/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Summary.)

1. Introduction to Conspiracy Law.

Definition of Conspiracy. The Wharton Rule. Punishment for Conspiracy. Elements of the Crime of Conspiracy. Plurality Requirement. The Agreement. Overt Acts. Pinkerton Theory of Vicarious Liability. Withdrawal from the Conspiracy. Termination of the Conspiracy. Venue. Duration of the Conspiracy. Statute of Limitations.

2. Types of Criminal Conspiracies.

Ongoing Conspiracies. Historical Conspiracies. Dry Conspiracies. Chain Conspiracies. Cell Conspiracies. Wheel Conspiracies. Combination Wheel and Cell Conspiracies.

3. Advantages of Conducting Conspiracy Investigations.

Simplicity. Crime Prevention. Leverage. Exception to the Hearsay Rule of Evidence. Asset Forfeiture. Evidence Can Be Used in Multiple Trials.

4. Difficulties of Conducting Conspiracy Investigations.

Protracted in Nature. Manpower Intensity. Verification and Corroboration. “No Dope” Drug Conspiracies.

5. Developing Conspiracy Cases.

Confidential Informants. Undercover Agents. Asset Forfeiture Inquiries. Fixed and Mobile Surveillance. Pen Registers. Wiretaps and Technical Listening Equipment. Surveillance Cases. The Grand Jury. Coordination with Other Law Enforcement Agencies. Analytical Investigative Support. Public, Private, and Government Records. Polygraph Examinations. Mail Covers. Trash Runs. Photo Lineups. Search Warrants.

6. Drug Interdiction Conspiracy Cases.

Introduction. Courier Profiling. Approaching the Passenger. Hotel Profiling. Expanding the Initial Investigation. Other Considerations. Suggested Reading.

7. Coordination with the Prosecutor.

Charging All Crimes Committed by Conspirators. Sealed Indictments. Arrest Warrants. Material Witness Warrants. Grand Jury Proceedings. Immunity. Multiple Venues. Asset Forfeiture Procedures.

8. Defense Attorney Tactics.

Defendant Withdrew from the Conspiracy. Outrageous Government Conduct. Multiple Defendants. Entrapment. Mistaken Identity. Fabrication of Exculpatory Evidence. Placing the Investigator on Trial. Defendant Was Involved in an Entirely Different Conspiracy. The Blind Mule.

9. Extra-Judicial Renditions.

Introduction. The Formal Extradition Process. Setting the Trap. International Criminal Police Organization.

10. Overview of Terrorist Organizations.

Introduction. Motivation for Terrorism. Transnational Terrorist Organizations. The al-Qaida Network. Sub-National Terrorist Organizations. Combating Terrorism.

11. Overview of Drug Trafficking.

Introduction. Source Countries of Popular Illegal Drugs. Use of Confidential Informants in Drug Conspiracies. Covert Operations. Controlled Deliveries. Other Considerations. Suggested Reading.

12. Gang Profiles: Crips and Bloods.

Introduction. Gang Indentifiers. Friends and Enemies. Structure of the Organizations. Recruitment and Initiation. Violent Prison Behavior.

13. Terrorism Conspiracy Case Study.

Introduction. Conspiracy to Commit Air Piracy and Terrorist Acts Against the United States.

14. Drug Trafficking Conspiracy Case Study.

Introduction. Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances.

15. Gang Conspiracy Case Study.

Introduction. Conspiracy to Commit Murder; Attempted Murder.

Appendix A: Sample Conspiracy Indictment.

Appendix B: The Zacarias Moussaoui Indictment.

Appendix C: U.S. v. Alvarez-Machain, 504 U.S. 655 (1992).

Appendix D: Osama bin Laden Conspiracy Indictment.

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