Implementation procedures of the leakage technique and its effects in Algerian criminal law

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Amel Bouhafsi


Among the new methods introduced by the Algerian legislator in the field of criminal investigation, we find the so-called leakage technique. This technique consists in the surveillance of persons suspected of having committed a crime or a misdemeanour by an officer or an agent of the judicial police, under the responsibility of the coordinating officer of the judicial police in charge of the operation, by making them believe that they are accomplices, partners or informers. The aim is to develop effective methods to combat certain types of crime that are characterised by their danger and complexity, such as drug-related crime, transnational organised crime, crimes related to automated data processing systems, money laundering, terrorism and crimes related to the legislation governing financial transactions, as well as corruption-related crimes.

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