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Encyclopedia > Sting operation

In law enforcement, a sting operation is an operation designed to catch a person committing a crime by means of deception. A typical sting will have a law-enforcement officer or cooperative member of the public play a role as criminal partner or potential victim and go along with a suspect's actions to gather evidence of the suspect's wrongdoing. For the band, see The Police. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...

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Ethical concerns

Sting operations are fraught with ethical concerns over whether they consistute entrapment. Law-enforcement may have to be careful not to provoke the commission of a crime by someone who would not normally be inclined to do so. Additionally, in the process of such operations, the police often engage in the same so-called crimes, often victimless, such as buying or selling contraband, soliciting prostitutes, etc. In common law jurisdictions, the defendant may invoke the defense of entrapment. In jurisprudence, entrapment is a procedural defense by which a defendant may argue that they should not be held criminally liable for actions which broke the law, because they were induced (or entrapped) by the police to commit said acts. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Consensual crime. ... This article concerns the common-law legal system, as contrasted with the civil law legal system; for other meanings of the term, within the field of law, see common law (disambiguation). ... In jurisprudence, entrapment is a procedural defense by which a defendant may argue that they should not be held criminally liable for actions which broke the law, because they were induced (or entrapped) by the police to commit said acts. ...


Secrecy

Occasionally, a sting operation is kept secret from other associates. Additionally, sting operations may be a component of a conspiracy.


Sting operations in fiction

Several novels and short stories by science fiction author Philip K. Dick, such as A Scanner Darkly, revolve around sting operations that have gotten out of hand. Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... An author is the person who creates a written work, such as a book, story, article or the like. ... Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American writer, mostly known for his works of science fiction; additional to forty-four books currently in print, Dick wrote several short stories and minor works published in pulp magazines. ... A Scanner Darkly is a 1977 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. ...


Season Three of the TV series 24 has its entire main plot focused on a sting operation and its unforeseen consequences. ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


In the American Sonic the Hedgehog issues from Archie Comics, the Freedom Fighters were involved a sting operation against several of their foes. In this instance, Chaotix member Rouge the Bat claimed to have stolen the valuable and powerful Master Emerald and was auctioning it off. In reality, the Emerald was-at that time-in the possession of Dark Legion scientist Dr. Finitevus and his Destructix minions. Lured in by the falsehood, villains Nack the Weasel, Bean the Dynamite, Bark the Polar Bear, Ixis Naugus, and Mammoth Mogul were defeated and arrested. After this, Rouge revealed to the Freedom Fighters that the "Master Emerald" in her possession was just a lamp under a table covered by a cloth; previously, they had been unaware that the auction was a ruse, since Rouge had kept it secret with the intention of impressing Knuckles the Echidna. Most of the main cast of Sonic the Hedgehog, seen here on the cover of the 125th anniversary issue published by Archie Comics Sonic the Hedgehog is an ongoing series of American comic books published by Archie Comics, featuring Segas mascot video game character Sonic. ... Archie Comics is an American comic book publisher known for its many series featuring the fictional teenage Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle and Forsythe Jughead Jones characters created by Bob Montana. ... Sally Acorn, Antoine DCoolette, Bunnie Rabbot, and Rotor Walrus are members of the Knothole Village Freedom Fighters Freedom Fighters are characters in several of the Sonic the Hedgehog fictional universes. ... Team Chaotix, as seen in Sonic Heroes. ... In the Sonic the Hedgehog video game series, Rouge the Bat ) is a video game character who is a determined treasure hunter and part-time government agent who plans to make all the gems and treasures of the world hers. ... The Master Emerald is a large, green emerald depicted in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game and comic series. ... The Dark Legion is a fictional organization from the Sonic the Hedgehog comics. ... Dr. Finitevus is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie comic). ... The Destructix are an organzation from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... Fang the Sniper, also known as Nack the Weasel, is a character in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe. ... Bean the Dynamite is a fictional character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game Sonic the Fighters, also known in North America and Europe as Sonic Championship. ... ... In the fictional universe of Sonic the Hedgehog, Ixis Naugus (voiced by Michael Bell and Tim Curry) is a famed sorcerer who was known for creating the mysterious Void. He first appeared in the SatAM cartoon show (and would have become a more important villain had the show not been... Mammoth Mogul is a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. ... In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series published by Archie Comics, Knuckles is the eighteenth guardian of the Floating Island. ...


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See also


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In biology a sting is the part of a number of animals, such as wasps, bees and scorpions, that delivers a poison when used to pierce the skin of another animal.
Sting is the stage name of Gordon Sumner, the bassist and former lead singer of The Police until their breakup in 1983.
Sting (Steve Borden) was a Professional wrestler with World Championship Wrestling during the 1990's and a former WCW World Champion.
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