David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Criminal Justice Ethics 31 (2):73-95 (2012)
Abstract The use of informers is morally problematic for police institutions, for investigation managers, and for those individuals either who act as informers or who have daily responsibility for handling informers. This paper examines the moral issues concerning informers at each of these levels. Recourse to informers can be accommodated within Miller and Blackler's moral theory of policing. Within this context, criteria for the morally justifiable deployment of informers are proposed and supplemented with further proposed criteria for morally justifiable informer participation in crime. Morally justifiable recruitment of informers is also considered. Despite directly serving the purpose of policing, informers do not incur police professional obligations
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Charles H. Metzger (1935). General Gage's Informers. Thought 9 (4):669-672.
Dolores A. Donovan, Informers Revisited: Government Surveillance of Domestic Political Organizations and the Fourth and First Amendments.
Seumas Miller (1997). Police Ethics. Allen & Unwin.
Milan Pagon (ed.) (2000). Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Ethics, Integrity, and Human Rights. College of Police and Security Studies.
John Kleinig (1996). The Ethics of Policing. Cambridge University Press.
Frederick Elliston & Michael Feldberg (eds.) (1985). Moral Issues in Police Work. Rowman & Allanheld.
Debbie J. Goodman (2004). Enforcing Ethics: A Scenario-Based Workbook for Police and Corrections Recruits, Officers, and Supervisors. Pearson/Prentice Hall.
Roger Wertheimer (1975). Are the Police Necessary? In E. Viano & J. Reiman (eds.), The Police in Society. D.C. Heath.
Mike W. Martin (2002). Provoking Thoughts on Professionalism. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 16 (2):279-283.
Walter B. Gulick (1982). Is It Ever Morally Justifiable for Corporate Officials to Break the Law? Business and Professional Ethics Journal 1 (3):25-47.
Colleen Lewis, Janet Ransley & Ross Homel (eds.) (2010). The Fitzgerald Legacy: Reforming Public Life in Australia and Beyond. Australian Academic Press.
John Kleinig (1996). Police Loyalties. Professional Ethics 5 (1/2):29-42.
Added to index2012-06-20
Total downloads10 ( #148,525 of 1,102,872 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #120,639 of 1,102,872 )
How can I increase my downloads?