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Covert Investigation

Covert Investigation

Clive Harfield and Karen Harfield
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date: 02 December 2023

p. 534 Understanding the Operating Environmentlocked

p. 534 Understanding the Operating Environmentlocked

  • Clive Harfield
  •  and Karen Harfield


This chapter discusses the operating environment, which requires a holistic recognition of the vulnerability and harm landscape to appropriately manage systemic and individual interventions that may be needed along the continuum of corruption. It highlights how the acquisition, security, use, and dissemination of information are obtained by covert investigation methods. It also details the creation of an arena vulnerable to compromise and a market for corruption in which the lack of sufficient competence can have significant adverse consequences. The chapter looks at corruption vulnerability awareness, which is the foundation of resistance and resilience against corruption. It covers information about investigation targets, tactics, and techniques that is of high value to those being investigated.

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