The Mr Big Sting

The    Mr  Big    Sting

grey, we've To assess how well Mr. Big deals with shades of looked at two types of cases. The first was where someone led Mr. Big to a hitherto undiscovered body (or a piece of a body). The ability to locate the body establishes that ...

Author: Mark Stobbe

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 9781773058276

Category: True Crime

Page: 264

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How the police create an imaginary criminal gang to trick homicide suspects into a confession and a prison cell There are people in prison who got away with murder until they told the boss of a powerful criminal gang all about it. When the handcuffs were snapped on, the killers learned they’d been duped — that “Mr. Big” was actually an undercover police officer. These killers ended up with lots of time to think about how tricky police can be. In this captivating book, we learn why Mr. Big is so good at getting killers to confess — and why he occasionally gets confessions from the innocent as well. We meet murderers such as Michael Bridges, who strangled his girlfriend and buried her in another person’s grave. Bridges remained free until he told Mr. Big where the body was buried. We also meet people like Kyle Unger, who lied while confessing to Mr. Big and went to prison for a crime he did not commit. The “Mr. Big” Sting is essential reading for anyone interested in unorthodox approaches to justice, including their successes and failures. It sheds light on how homicide investigators might catch and punish the guilty while avoiding convicting the innocent.
Categories: True Crime

Real Justice A Police Mr Big Sting Goes Wrong

Real Justice  A Police Mr  Big Sting Goes Wrong

epilogue: new rules For the mr. big sting The Mr. Big sting police operation was developed in Canada by the RCMP in the 1990s to help solve cold cases. The controversial police tactic has been used more than 350 times with a 95 per cent ...

Author: Richard Brignall

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459408623

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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On the night of June 23, 1990, teenage friends Kyle Unger and John Beckett made a last-minute decision to attend a music festival near Roseisle, Manitoba. They were loners, not the popular kids at school. But on this night they seemed to finally fit in. They had fun, played games, drank, and hung around bonfires with other people. The next morning, a sixteen-year-old girl was dead. By the next week, Kyle was charged with her murder. Due to insufficient evidence he was let go, but the Mounties were convinced he was the killer. They laid a trap, called the Mr. Big operation, for Kyle. With offers of money, friends, and a new criminal lifestyle, the RCMP got Kyle to confess to the murder. But the confession was false -- he had not been the killer. He was convicted and sent to prison. For the next twenty years Kyle fought for his freedom. He was finally acquitted in 2009. This book tells the story of an impressionable but innocent teenager who was wrongfully convicted based on the controversial Mr. Big police tactic. [Fry reading level - 4.9]
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Mr Big Sting

The Mr  Big Sting

Over a hundred Canadians "got away with murder" until an undercover police officer tricked them into confessing. Learn about the controversial "Mr. Big" police tactic that catches the guilty and occasionally traps the innocent.

Author: Mark Stobbe

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ISBN: 1770416129

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Page: 220

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Over a hundred Canadians "got away with murder" until an undercover police officer tricked them into confessing. Learn about the controversial "Mr. Big" police tactic that catches the guilty and occasionally traps the innocent.
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Arrested Development

Arrested Development

The use of the Mr. Big sting undercover policing tactic by Canadian police services has led to debate and controversy among civil libertarians, legal actors, and academics.

Author: Stephanie Mutch

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1252221179

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The use of the Mr. Big sting undercover policing tactic by Canadian police services has led to debate and controversy among civil libertarians, legal actors, and academics. It has not, however, led to widespread discussion or concern amongst the general public. Using a social constructionist framework, this study investigates why Mr. Big stings have failed to become a widely recognized social problem in Canada. An ethnographic content analysis of print media discourse reveals that weak claims-making led to this problem's failed emergence. Unable to support complex, specialized problem claims, it is suggested that the media's preference for simplicity left it unable to adequately present claims that sought to establish Mr. Big stings as problematic. These findings suggest that the media may be ill-suited to fulfilling its democratic role in promoting accountability among police and other public intuitions.
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Miscarriages of Justice in Canada

Miscarriages of Justice in Canada

In a 2000 Manitoba decision there was some recognition by the courts that the overpowering nature of inducements may force false confessions, and the confession obtained through the “Mr Bigsting in R. v.

Author: Kathryn M. Campbell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802094063

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Globalisation Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

Globalisation  Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

The Mr Big operations skirt both constitutional protections and common law protections. ... Moore, unpublished presentation about 'Mr Big' undercover sting operations at an international conference of law enforcement investigators and ...

Author: Valsamis Mitsilegas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782252719

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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The book consists of the keynote papers delivered at the 2012 WG Hart Workshop on Globalisation, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice organised by the Queen Mary Criminal Justice Centre. The volume addresses, from a cross-disciplinary perspective, the multifarious relationship between globalisation on the one hand, and criminal law and justice on the other hand. At a time when economic, political and cultural systems across different jurisdictions are increasingly becoming or are perceived to be parts of a coherent global whole, it appears that the study of crime and criminal justice policies and practices can no longer be restricted within the boundaries of individual nation-states or even particular transnational regions. But in which specific fields, to what extent, and in what ways does globalisation influence crime and criminal justice in disparate jurisdictions? Which are the factors that facilitate or prevent such influence at a domestic and/or regional level? And how does or should scholarly inquiry explore these themes? These are all key questions which are addressed by the contributors to the volume. In addition to contributions focusing on theoretical and comparative dimensions of globalisation in criminal law and justice, the volume includes sections focusing on the role of evidence in the development of criminal justice policy, the development of European criminal law and its relationship with national and transnational legal orders, and the influence of globalisation on the interplay between criminal and administrative law.
Categories: Social Science

Manitoba Law Journal A Review of the Current Legal Landscape 2015 Volume 38 1

Manitoba Law Journal  A Review of the Current Legal Landscape 2015 Volume 38 1

4 See Kouri T Keenan & Joan Brockman, Mr. Big: Exposing Undercover Investigations in Canada (Halifax and ... Kate Puddister & Troy Riddel, "The RCMP's Mr. Big Sting Operation: A Case Study in Police Independence, Accountability and ...

Author: Darcy L. MacPherson, et al.

Publisher: Manitoba Law Journal

ISBN:

Category: Law

Page: 376

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The Manitoba Law Journal is a peer-reviewed journal founded in 1961. The MLJ's current mission is to provide lively, independent and high caliber commentary on legal events in Manitoba or events of special interest to our community. This issue has articles from a variety of contributing authors including: Alvin Esau, Bryan P. Schwartz, Catherine Bell, Darcy L. MacPherson, Darren O'Toole, David Ireland, Joan Brockman, Joshua David Michael Shaw, Marc Zanoni, Michelle Gallant, Paul Seaman, Peter McCormick, Richard Devlin, and Thomas R. Berger.
Categories: Law

International Developments and Practices in Investigative Interviewing and Interrogation

International Developments and Practices in Investigative Interviewing and Interrogation

While developed in Canada, the Mr Big technique has been used in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, and confession evidence obtained from a Mr Big sting has been used in the United States (RCMP, 2011).

Author: David Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317670117

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

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Techniques in the investigative interviewing and interrogation of victims, witnesses and suspects of crime vary around the world, according to a country’s individual legal system, religion and culture. Whereas some countries have developed certain interview protocols for witnesses (such as the ABE Guidelines and the NICHD protocol when interviewing children) and the PEACE model of interviewing suspects, other countries continue to use physical coercion and other questionable tactics to elicit information. Until now, there has been very little empirical information about the overall interview and interrogation practices in non-western countries, especially the Middle and Far East. This book addresses this gap, bringing together international experts from over 25 countries and providing in-depth coverage of the various interview and interrogation techniques used across the globe. Volume 2 focuses on the interviewing of crime suspects, aiming to provide the necessary information for an understanding of how law enforcement agencies around the world gain valuable information from suspects in criminal cases. Together, the chapters that make up this volume and the accompanying volume on interviewing witnesses and victims, draw on specific national case studies and practices, examine contemporary challenges and identify best practice to enable readers to develop an international, as well as a comparative, perspective of developments worldwide in this important area of criminal investigation. This book will be an essential resource for academics and students engaged in the study of policing, criminal investigation, forensic psychology and criminal law. It will also be of great interest to practitioners, legal professionals and policymakers around the world.
Categories: Social Science

Duped

Duped

Hart had confessed in a Mr. Big sting to killing his three-year-old twin daughters, both of whom had drowned. With Hart living in poverty and in isolation, the Supreme Court found his confession unreliable because the promises made to ...

Author: Ph. D Kassin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781633888098

Category: Psychology

Page: 421

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Why do people confess to crimes they did not commit? And, surely, those cases must be rare? In fact, it happens all the time—in police stations, workplaces, public schools, and the military. Psychologist Saul Kassin, the world’s leading expert on false confessions, explains how interrogators trick innocent people into confessing, and then how the criminal justice system deludes us into believing these confessions. Duped reveals how innocent men, women, and children, intensely stressed and befuddled by lawful weapons of psychological interrogation, are induced into confession, no matter how horrific the crime. By featuring riveting case studies, highly original research, work by the Innocence Project, and quotes from real-life exonerees, Kassin tells the story of how false confessions happen, and how they corrupt forensics, witnesses, and other evidence, force guilty pleas, and follow defendants for their entire lives— even after they are exonerated by DNA. Starting in the 1980’s, Dr. Kassin pioneered the scientific study of interrogations and confessions. Since then, he has been on the forefront of research and advocacy for those wrongfully convicted by police-induced false confessions. Examining famous cases like the Central Park jogger case and Amanda Knox case, as well as stories of ordinary innocent people trapped into confession, Dr. Kassin exposes just how widespread this problem is. Concluding with actionable solutions and proposals for legislative reform, Duped shows why the stigma of confession persists and how we can reform the criminal justice system to make it stop.
Categories: Psychology

Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice

Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice

Related to sting operations are “Mr. Big operations,” which involve a government employee or informant who gains the trust of the target of the investigation. The purpose of creating the relationship of trust and confidence is to induce ...

Author: Margaret E. Beare

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412990776

Category: Social Science

Page: 510

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Accessible and jargon-free and available in both print and electronic formats, the one-volume Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice contains a range of up-to-date entries that not only reflect transnational crime, but transnational justice.
Categories: Social Science