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Practical Criminal Investigations in Correctional Facilities




ISBN 9780849311949
Published January 18, 2002 by Routledge
328 Pages - 68 B/W Illustrations

 
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AN INSIDE LOOK INTO INVESTIGATING THE MOST VIOLENT SUB-CULTURE IN THE WORLD

Once an offender is behind bars, many people believe that he is no longer a threat to society. However, the felonious activities of confined inmates reach out into society every day. These inmates run lucrative drug operations, commit fraud, hire contract murders, and commit a multitude of criminal offenses from inside the walls of our prisons. This book provides an in-depth resource guide to the relatively new field of corrections investigation.

Illustrating the differences between street and prison investigations, Practical Criminal Investigations in Correctional Facilities provides a detailed list of how tos as well as numerous captivating case histories and photographs of actual crime scenes and evidentiary items. Chapters on intelligence gathering, undercover operations, and the use of confidential informants will aid you in the complex crimes that sometimes even involve officers and civilians. The book also covers legal aspects such as warrants, court preparation, and testimony to help you take a case from investigation to prosecution.

Prison investigators must be able to respond effectively to every crime imaginable, from a grizzly homicide to a complex fraud case. Whether you're a long-time administrator or a novice criminal justice professional, Practical Criminal Investigations in Correctional Facilities gives you sound advice on how to handle crime in a community in which 100% of the population are convicted felons.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Coming from a family whose involvement with law enforcement dates back to the Civil War, William Bell's own education and career spans more than thirty years. Greatly influenced by his father, a retired Police Inspector, he began with the Dearborn, Michigan, Police Department where his responsibilities included work in road patrol, SWAT, undercover narcotics, and pattern crime. For nearly twenty years the author has been employed by the Colorado Department of Corrections, where he ultimately gained his expertise with the Criminal Investigation Division. He is noted for taking the investigation of prison crime into the streets.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
DEDICATION
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION TO PRISON INVESTIGATIONS
Crime Does not Stop at the Prison Doors
Need for Prison Investigators
Local Law Enforcement Cannot Police Prisons
Brief History of the Colorado Department of Corrections Criminal Investigation Division
Inmate Population Explosion

DRUG INVESTIGATIONS
Overview
Methods of Drug Introduction in Prisons
Case History #1
Tools of the Prison Investigator
Case History #2
Staff Assistance
Case History #3
Typical Prison Drug Investigative Tactics
Case History #4
Rules of Engagement
Case History #5
Planning Your Operation
Buy Bust Operations
Case History #6
Case History #7
Buy Walk Operations
Case History #8
Controlled Deliveries
Safety Guidelines for Undercover Operations
Drug Drops
Use of Unwitting
Case History #9
Cigarettes as Contraband
Prescription Drug Sales
Clandestine Laboratories
Urinalysis as a Weapon
Drug Deterrence Programs
Prison Drug Prices
Street Drug Prices
Facts about Marijuana
Physical Signs of Marijuana Use
Facts about Heroin
Physical Signs of Heroin Use and Puncture Marks
Facts about Cocaine
Physical Signs of Cocaine Use
Facts about Methamphetamine
Physical Signs of Cocaine Use
Facts about Inhalants
Effects of Inhalants

ESCAPE INVESTIGATIONS
General Information
Duties of Prison Investigators
Case History #10
Investigative Tips
Case History #11
Case History #12

SOLICITATION INVESTIGATIONS
Types of Prison Solicitation Cases
Means Used in Prison Solicitations Cases
Case History #13
Murder for Hire
Guidelines for Murder for Hire Cases
Case History #14
More Guidelines
Case History #15
Staff Investigations
Case History #16
Case History #17 (The Hat Trick)
Investigator Tips on Solicitation Cases
Case History #20

SEX OFFENSES
Colorado Revised Statutes Related to Prison Sex Crimes
The Five W's of Prison Sex Crimes
Case History #21
False Reporting
Case History #22
Case History #23
Precautions against False Reporting
The Sexual Assault Investigation
Victim Interviews
Suspect Interviews
The Crime Scene
Check Lists

PRISON UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS
General
Training Deficiencies
So You Want to be a Shadow Cop?
Pitfalls and Dangers of Undercover Work
The Criminal Element
Case History #24
Planning an Undercover Operation
Undercover Operations in the Prison
Case History #25
Precautions
Case History #26
Outside the Prison Undercover Operations
Case History #27
Officer in Trouble
Counter Measures

CONFIDENTIAL INFORMANTS
Information from the Informant
Reasons Convicts Give Information
Confidential Informant Safety
Do's and Don'ts of Confidential Informant Use
Case History#28
Legislation Protection for Informants
Reliability of Informants
Case History#29
Informant Procedures
Standards of Conduct for Informants
Restricted Use of Informants
Informant Documentation Street and Prison
Questions to Ask Potential Informants
Disclosure of Informant Identity

UNDERSTANDING THE CONVICT
General
Case History #30
We vs. Them Syndrome
Case History #31

EVIDENCE COLLECTION
General
Definition of Evidence
General Guidelines
Types of Evidence
Crimes Scene Guidelines
Preliminary Investigation
Crime Scene Searches
Case History #32
Photographing the Crime Scene
Basic Evidence Collection
Death Investigations

IMPORTANCE OF INTELLIGENCE
General
Definition of Intelligence
Passive Intelligence
Active Intelligence
Case History #32
Collection of Intelligence
Evaluation of Intelligence
Collation Of Intelligence
Analysis of Intelligence
Dissemination of Intelligence
Re Evaluation of Intelligence
Categorizing of Intelligence
Access to Intelligence Files
Submission Criteria for Intelligence Information
Review Process

AFFIDAVITS AND WARRANTS
Affidavits
Search Warrants and Applications
Arrest Warrants
41.1 Warrants
Civil Seizures
Seizure Complaint
Seizure Affidavit
Motion for Temporary Restraining Order
Temporary Restraining Order
Seizure Summons

COURT PREPARATION AND TESTIMONY
General
Tips for Presenting Testimony
Case History #34
Case History #35
Trial Preparation

INTERNAL AFFAIRS INVESTIGATIONS
General Information
Sexual Harassment
Case History #36
Initial Reports
Interviewing Complainant
Case History #37
Review Physical Scene
Interviewing Witnesses
Case History #38
Workplace Discrimination/Harassment
General Definitions
Case History #39
Staff Involvement In Drugs
Staff / Inmate Relationships
Case History #40
Case History #41
Officer in Trouble

WHAT THE PROSECUTOR EXPECTS
General Information
Officer Reports
Cold Crime Scenes
Interviewing Inmates

THEFT INVESTIGATIONS
General
Prison Thefts
Theft by Deception
Case History #42
Investigating Theft by Deception in the Prison
Case History #43
Pro-Active Approach
SSI Social Security Theft
Case History #44
Motor Vehicle Theft
Case History #45
Burglary
Counterfeiting
Case History #46

PROACTIVE APPROACHES TO CONDUCTING PRISON INVESTIGATIONS
Prison Investigations
Prison Work Crews
Action Planning

HOMICIDE AND OTHER INMATE DEATHS
Death by Natural Causes
Case History #47
Death by Suicide
Case History #48
Case History #49
Accidental Deaths
Homicide
Evidence Collection
DNA Evidence
Motive
Case History #50
Case History #51
Prison Murder Weapons
Case History #52
Rule of Thumb for Time of Death

APPENDIX
INDEX

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