Nasir Hafezi is a legal trainer, ethics consultant and solicitor.
Here Nasir provides a controversial presentation that provides food for thought regarding potential for campaigns for changes. He discusses the ethical dilemmas of UCOs (Undercover Officers), sharing arguments for and against UCOs committing crime. He explains what CHIS (Covert Human Intelligence Sources) is, how it works and the background behind it. He ends with some practice points for those working in this area.
Key words/ topics
The Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 Agent provocateur Entrapment Abuse of process Undercover operations Undercover officers Authorisation to commit crime Protest groups Sexual relationships Reclaim the streets Dead child identities The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 Undercover Policing – Authorised Professional Practice (Guidelines) The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Covert Operational Drift – Subject and Object Drift Human Rights Act Undercover Foundation Operative (UCFs) Undercover Advanced Operatives (UCAs) Undercover Online Operatives (UCOLs) National security Undercover (UC) Code of Conduct and the College of Policing Code of Ethics