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Antiterrorist Intelligence: Limitations and Applications

  • John B. Wolf
Part of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety book series (CJPS)


Intelligence gathering is a key responsibility of an antiterrorist organization. The United States Senate has insisted, nevertheless, that the activities of the individual law-enforcement officer and intelligence agent assigned to field collection be tightly controlled. In 1978, William H. Webster, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said that his agency then had 42 informers on domestic intelligence and terrorism matters, whereas it once used approximately thirteen hundred in a single protracted investigation of the Socialist Workers Party. Moreover, the F.B.I. has transferred its responsibility of identifying links between domestic terrorist movements and foreign governments from its intelligence division to its general investigations branch, where this is handled in the same way as all other criminal cases.1


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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • John B. Wolf
    • 1
  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal JusticeThe City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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