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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, the nudge towards disclosure, the ultimate interview with Mr. Big, and the follow-up. Every Mr. Big case is unique, but there are common patterns and issues. Ethical, legal, and moral quagmires are discussed.


Mark Stobbe

Mark Stobbe has a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan and has taught at Keyano College and Okanagan College. He began studying the criminal justice system after being accused and acquited of the murder of a loved one. Dr. Stobbe now lives and works in Regina, Saskatchewan.