Keywords : The informant
SECRET DETECTIVE AMONG THE REQUIRING REASONS IN LEGISLATION AND THE PROBLEMS OF ITS JUDICIAL APPLICATION
Journal of college of Law for Legal and Political Sciences,
2020, Volume 9, Issue issue 34 part 1, Pages 202-248
To avoid negative effects resulting from the negative growing role of the citizens regarding communicating crimes touching vital interests of community, the Iraqi legislator has issued since 1930s a series of penal codes allowing the informer not to uncover his name and not to be a witness in a case in return for a reward. It is found here that the concept of secret agent has been invested for political, personal, and religious purposes, contrary to the causes necessitating its legislation, which made the criminal policy supporting the concept of secret agent liable to severe criticism the regulations of supreme magistracy council and the federal court of cassation regard the statement of secret agent more information that is not sufficient per se for conviction without supporting it with further evidence.