CHAPTER 5 Covert investigation


The purpose of this chapter is not to describe the practical techniques and methods used to conduct surveillance – that would involve a book in its own right and is best left to your trainers to demonstrate and teach during ACFS training. However, the ACFS does need to understand the law relating to the use of such activity, so that their actions can remain lawful and stand up to legal challenge. In Chapter 3 we examined how the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) regulated the use of covert investigative techniques by public authorities. If you recall, it is ...

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