Mark Stobbe

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The "Mr Big" Sting

The Cases, the Killers, the Controversial Confessions

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 … 226 View
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An Introduction to Mr. Big

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

The chapter begins with descriptions of a series of murders where a Mr. Big strategy was later used. Mr. Big is an undercover operation in which police attempt to trick a suspect to disclose a … 27 $2.70 Add
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The Good: R v. Bridges

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

This chapter details a crime and how the Mr. Big sting was used to demonstrate the guilt of a suspect, from the introduction of the victim, the sting, the arrest, to the legal process and how the … 18 $1.80 Add
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The Bad: R v. Unger

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

This chapter details a crime, how evidence was ignored, and a jailhouse informant was believed to build a Mr Big sting. The suspect was subsequently charged and convicted, but more than a decade … 19 $1.90 Add
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The Murky: R v. Hart

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

In this chapter a double homicide is solved with a Mr. Big sting using illegal tactics. In addition, the uncertain evidence and conflicting accounts of the accused do not lead to a certainty of … 18 $1.80 Add
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The Anatomy of Mr. Big

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

This chapter builds on the case studies of previous chapters by breaking the RCMP’s Mr. Big operations into the component parts: case selection, making contact, establishing a relationship, … 47 $4.70 Add
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Self-Accusation: The Power of Confession and Disclosure

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

This chapter argues that Mr. Big seeks the truth and does so by lying. The author looks closely at the power and danger of seeking truth from confession and disclosure. 17 $1.70 Add
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Dogged Determination vs. the Disease of Certainty

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

The author descrbes the dogged determination by the police that is an essential part of every Mr. Big case. This can create a danger as determination can become transformed into “tunnel … 17 $1.70 Add
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Black and White and Many Shades of Grey

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

This chapter examines Mr. Big’s ability to deal with nuance. Guilt can be more subtle than an absolute “guilty” or “not guilty;” It matters what the charge is. 15 $1.50 Add
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Mr. Big Travels the World

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

The author looks at how Mr. Big has been received in other countries with criminal justice systems that are like Canada’s, such as the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. 21 $2.10 Add
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Mr. Big under Pressure: "Reining In" or "Getting Better"?

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

This chapter tracks the history of the 30 years of Mr. Big tactics, the constitutionality of Mr. Big, and the arguments for improving vs. abolishing Mr. Big. 34 $3.40 Add
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The Future of Mr. Big

From: The "Mr Big" Sting

While Mr. Big has retained the same basic structure over the past three decades, a lot of changes have been made. A Mr. Big operation today is much longer, more expensive, more sophisticated, and … 17 $1.70 Add