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Advanced Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Operations

Tradecraft Methods, Practices, Tactics, and Techniques

Robert J Girod



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30 September 2020
Criminal investigation & detection; Espionage & secret services; Terrorism, armed struggle
Tradecraft is a term used within the intelligence community to describe the methods, practices, and techniques used in espionage and clandestine investigations. Whether the practitioner is a covert agent for the government or an identity thief and con man, the methods, practices, tactics, and techniques are often the same and sometimes learned from the same sources. Advanced Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Operations: Tradecraft Methods, Practices, Tactics, and Techniques reveals how intelligence officers and investigators conduct their tradecraft. You'll learn how to plan an operation, how to build an identity and cover story for deep cover operations, and how to detect those who have created false identities for illegal purposes. You'll also get insight into the technical aspects of intelligence (the INTs), counterintelligence, and criminal investigations, and legal considerations for conducting intelligence investigations.

Topics include:

A discussion of black bag operational planning HUMINT (human intelligence)-the gathering of information from human sources DAME (defenses against methods of entry), forced entry into buildings, safes and combination locks, and automobile locks PSYOPS (psychological operations) and the use of social networks ELINT (electronic intelligence) and SIGINT (signals intelligence)-electronic interception of intelligence, bugs, wiretaps, and other communications interceptions EMINT (emanations intelligence), which concerns the emanation of data, signals, or other intelligence from C4I systems IMINT (imagery intelligence), involving any intelligence gathered using images Intelligence files and analytical methods Based upon the author's training and experience over more than three decades as a law enforcement investigator and military officer, as well as research conducted as an attorney and in academia, the book provides you with an insider perspective on sensitive covert and overt operations and sources. Supplemented with roughly 140 illustrations and photos, this collection of special skills and reference materials is essential to the professional investigator and intelligence operative.
By:   Robert J Girod
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   1.043kg
ISBN:   9780367670146
ISBN 10:   0367670143
Pages:   564
Publication Date:   30 September 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Black Bag Operational Planning. Human Intelligence. HUMINT Surveillance and Undercover Operations. Defenses against Methods of Entry. Forced Entry into Buildings. Safes, Combinations, and Automobile Locks. Psychological Operations and Social Networks. Electronic Intelligence and Signals Intelligence: Bugs and Taps. Emanations Intelligence. Imagery Intelligence. Internet and Database Open Sources. Intelligence Files and Analytical Investigative Methods. Intelligence, Surveillance, and Misappropriation Law. Computer Forensics: Searches, Evidence, and Notice. Computer Forensics: Discovery and Spoliation. Appendix A: Electronic Surveillance. Appendix B: Computer Privacy and Crime. Appendix C: Government Data Privacy. Appendix D: Consumer and Credit Data Privacy. Appendix E: List of Most Common Languages. References. Index.

Dr. Robert Girod, Sr. is the president and CEO of Robert J. Girod Consulting, LLC, attorneys-at-law and consulting detectives/private investigators, which provides general law practice and investigative services, litigation support, and management services nationwide, including forensic accounting, computer forensics, accident reconstruction, and linguistic interviewing, translation, and interpretation. He is the author of Profiling the Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science and Criminal Investigative Analysis, Infamous Murders and Mysteries: Cold Case Files and Who-Done-Its, and Police Liability and Risk Management: Torts, Civil Rights and Employment Law. He has also authored numerous articles for various professional periodicals, such as FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, Security Management, The Police Marksman, and Musubi.

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