Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional [NOOK Book]

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Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional, Volume 2 picks up where the first book ended, but, with a twist. The book begins with an historical perspective of the expectations of moral and ethical conduct of personnel working in intelligence. In a previously classified memo from 1941 and a report from 1954, the reader gets a sense of both the history and perception of what was expected of professional conduct as viewed from government officials. The first half of this book seeks todefine an ...
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Overview

Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional, Volume 2 picks up where the first book ended, but, with a twist. The book begins with an historical perspective of the expectations of moral and ethical conduct of personnel working in intelligence. In a previously classified memo from 1941 and a report from 1954, the reader gets a sense of both the history and perception of what was expected of professional conduct as viewed from government officials. The first half of this book seeks todefine an intelligence professional, while the second half of the book seeks to utilize various theoretical and practical perspectives. The richness of this publication is aided by the international views of its authors, which hail from Israel, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and the United States, among others. These prominent scholars explore ethics through the intelligence cycle and how ethics is evolving and viewed in a post-9/11 world. The book concludes with a survey on ethical conduct by interrogators, a brief history of intelligence reform, and a bibliography on this subject. The history and international perspectives provided in this book lay the foundation for further study in this increasingly prominent field of interdisciplinary study.
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Editorial Reviews

WISCONSIN BOOKWATCH
...deftly edited by Jan Goldman...an incredibly elaborate and intriguing read. Ethics of Spying is very strongly recommended to all policy makers, managers, supervisors, and employees involved in intelligence operations as well as the non-specialists general reader with an interest in espionage and spy history, ethics and tactics....
INTELLIGENCE INSIGHTS
...a definitive reference work on competitive intelligence ethics. Jan Goldman's selection and arrangement of content presented in this book is well thought out and certainly conveys the message that ethics in intelligence gathering is not an old joke oran oxymoron....
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENCE & COUNTERINTELLIGENCE
Ethics of Intelligence is a compilation of 23 essays by numerous authors....Some are profound and provoke thought...The lead essay, 'Ethics and Intelligence,' by J.E. Drexel Godfrey is excellent.....
INTELLIGENCER
The complex moral dilemmas one faces in intelligence collection, analysis, and particularly in operations, are examined in recently declassified and never before published works by authors whose backgrounds are as varied as their insights.......
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE JOURNAL
...this book serves as a central reference for intelligence professionals looking for guidance....those who read this book cannot help but benefit from it by becoming more morally aware of the issues that confront our intelligence professionals daily.....
Intelligence Insights
...a definitive reference work on competitive intelligence ethics. Jan Goldman's selection and arrangement of content presented in this book is well thought out and certainly conveys the message that ethics in intelligence gathering is not an old joke or an oxymoron.
Wisconsin Bookwatch
...deftly edited by Jan Goldman...an incredibly elaborate and intriguing read. Ethics of Spying is very strongly recommended to all policy makers, managers, supervisors, and employees involved in intelligence operations as well as the non-specialists general reader with an interest in espionage and spy history, ethics and tactics.
Intelligencer
The complex moral dilemmas one faces in intelligence collection, analysis, and particularly in operations, are examined in recently declassified and never before published works by authors whose backgrounds are as varied as their insights...
Studies In Intelligence
The Ethics of Spying asks whether the intelligence profession can be ethical and effective at the same time. The potential conflicts between truth, cover, and deception are considered in the contributions from 25 authors, many with experience in the profession.
Reference and Research Book News
With the multiple scandals surrounding the torture of detainees at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere, the so-called "extraordinary rendition" program, and National Security Agency warrantless surveillance in the news, the ethics (or lack thereof) of intelligence is probably under more public scrutiny than at any time since the Church Committee hearings of the 1970s. The 23 papers presented in this collection are considered by editor Goldman (ethics and intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College) to form the beginnings of an effort to develop a standardized code of ethics for intelligence professionals so that "ethics and intelligence" will be taken seriously rather than relegated to jokes about oxymorons. A number of opening essays consider the broad issues of ethics and espionage. Remaining essays include an "ethical defense of torture in interrogation;" consideration of the politicization of intelligence; discussions of the ethics of covert actions; and explorations of the role of sociologists, anthropologists, and businessmen in intelligence activities.
Australian Defence Force Journal
Overall, Ethics of Spying is a significant contribution to the literature of intelligence....For intelligence practitioners who have from time-to-time wrestled with their inability to reconcile what they learned in their academic training with the expectations place on them by their industry (and those that will...), this is the book that will inspire. It is a "must read" for every military, law enforcement and private sector intelligence professional.
International Journal Of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
Ethics of Intelligence is a compilation of 23 essays by numerous authors....Some are profound and provoke thought...The lead essay, 'Ethics and Intelligence,' by J.E. Drexel Godfrey is excellent.
Defense Intelligence Journal
...this book serves as a central reference for intelligence professionals looking for guidance....those who read this book cannot help but benefit from it by becoming more morally aware of the issues that confront our intelligence professionals daily.
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Meet the Author

Jan Goldman is the author or editor of numerous articles and books on intelligence, including Ethics of Spying: A Reader for the Intelligence Professional (Scarecrow, 2005) and Words of Intelligence: A Dictionary (Scarecrow, 2006). He isthe editor for Scarecrow Professional Intelligence Education Series.
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Table of Contents

1 Ethics and intelligence 1
2 Intelligence ethics 18
3 Ethics and morality in U.S. secret intelligence 39
4 The need for improvement : integrity, ethics, and the CIA 52
5 Bungee jumping off the moral highground : ethics of espionage in the modern age 66
6 Moral damage and the justification of intelligence collection from human sources 104
7 Intelligence collection and analysis : dilemmas and decisions 114
8 An ethical defense of torture in interrogation 126
9 Interrogation ethics in the context of intelligence collection 141
10 Guarding against politicization : a message to analysts 171
11 Memorandum : one person can make a difference 185
12 The ethics of war, spying, and compulsory training 190
13 Legitimacy of covert action : sorting out the moral responsibilities 193
14 Covert intervention as a moral problem 206
15 "Repugnant philosophy" : ethics, espionage, and covert action 221
16 Managing covert political action : guideposts from just war theory 248
17 Ethics of covert operations 266
18 Military and civilian perspectives on the ethics of intelligence : report on a workshop at the department of philosophy 300
19 Sociology : ethics of covert methods 314
20 Comment on "the ethics of covert methods" 329
21 Science : anthropologists as spies 336
22 Business : ethical issues in competitive intelligence practice 343
23 Business : the challenge of completely ethical competitive intelligence and the "CHIP" model 362
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