Undercover infiltration is a tactic of political policing, targeting dissent against the status quo, argues Connor Woodman
Spycops in context
Over the past year, we have hosted a Research Fellow, Connor Woodman, sponsored by the Barry Amiel & Norman Melburn Trust. The Centre is today publishing two papers on undercover policing Connor has written as part of this Fellowship, under the title Spycops in context.
The 'Spycops in context' papers historicises and analyses the practice of the British secret state, demonstrating how undercover policing has been one tool in a centuries-old apparatus of political policing designed to undermine dissent.