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Author Fredrickson, Darin D.

Title Street drug investigation : a practical guide for plainclothes and uniformed personnel / by Darin D. Fredrickson and Raymond P. Siljander ; foreword by Joe Arpaio
Published Springfield, Ill. : Charles C Thomas, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 281 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Foreword / Joe Arpaio -- Preface -- Chap. 1. History of illicit drugs and alcohol in the United States -- Chap. 2. The problem of illicit drugs today (social perspectives) -- Chap. 3. Street drug identification -- Chap. 4. Knock-and-talk investigations (consensual searches) -- Chap. 5. Plainclothes, undercover, and uniformed drug investigations -- Chap. 6. Managing informants -- Chap. 7. Conspiracy investigations -- Chap. 8. Clandestine drug laboratories -- Chap. 9. Sources of information -- Chap. 10. Physical surveillance, visual aids, and surveillance photography -- Chap. 11. Search warrants and raid planning -- Chap. 12. Report writing and courtroom testimony -- References -- Index
Summary This book addresses the problem of illicit drugs and their far-reaching and serious consequences that permeate all levels of American society. Following an examination of the history of drugs and alcohol in the United States, which concludes with perspectives on what can be done to reduce the demand for illicit drugs, the text provides a review of illicit drug identification. This includes all levels of narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, steroids, and cannabis as well as their description, effects, appearance, methods of ingestion, principle users, sources, and street names. Additional major topics include drug enforcement techniques, such as knock-and-talk investigations; the intelligence process; managing informants; plainclothes, undercover, and uniformed drug investigations; conspiracy investigations; investigation of clandestine drug laboratories; asset forfeiture; sources of investigation; search warrants and raid planning; report writing and courtroom testimony; and physical surveillance and surveillance photography. This book will be a valuable resource to any law enforcement professional involved in undercover, plainclothes, or uniformed investigation and whether in a small or large police department
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-274) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Drug abuse -- United States.
Drug control -- United States.
Drug traffic -- Investigation -- United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Siljander, Raymond P.
ISBN 0398080305 (electronic bk.)
9780398080303 (electronic bk.)