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A Sting

Operation is an operation designed to catch a person committing a crime by means of deception.

A complicated confidence game planned and executed with great care.


is the investigation and reporting of events,issues and trends to a broad audience.

Deploying a bait car (also called a honey trap) to catch an auto thief
Setting up a seemingly vulnerable honeypot computer to lure and gain information about hackers Arranging someone under the legal drinking age to ask an adult to buy an alcoholic beverage or tobacco products for them Posing as someone who is seeking illegal drugs, contraband or child pornography to catch a supplier; or as a supplier to catch a customer.

Passing off explosives to a would-be terror bomber.

Posing as a child in a chat room to lure a child molester

An undercover officer posing as a potential customer to raid illegal prostitution.

An undercover officer posing as a prostitute to raid illegal solicitation. An undercover officer posing as a hitman to prevent potential murder-for-hire


Operations are undertook with a view to look into the working of the govt. or to see whether the acts of any individual is against the public order.
has the basic motive of reducing crime



the television channels are not taking sting journalism in a healthy way.

Positive Sting Operation is one which results in the interest of the society It is done with an intention of removing crime from the society

Negative sting operation do not benefit the society, but they do harm the society and its individuals. It is done to violate ones privacy

Health officers in Karnataka are preparing to go undercover, with decoy pregnant women.
The sting operation has been tried in Dharwad, It alone has registered 67 scanning centres and booked four cases, while Karnataka has registered 1,469 scanning centres and booked 34 cases, earning it the accolade of "model state'' from the Centre. Female foeticide is rampant in seven Karnataka districts Bangalore rural, Mandya, Belgaum, Bijapur, Bagalkot, Gulbarga and Bidar


has been called the biggest undercover news story in Indian journalism.
2001, a popular newspaper from India called Tehelka launched its first major sting operation, Operation West End



Khurana who was exposed by a sting operation conducted by a private news channel as purportedly running a sex racket has sued both the channel and its CEO Sudhir Chowdhry in Tees Hazari court for allegedly defaming her.


Investigation and Increase Arrests


Public Relations and Police Image


an Impressive Conviction Record


Community Relations by Recovering Stolen Property


Not Reduce or Prevent Recurring Crime Problems

Be Deemed Unethical May Overreach



Entrapment Issues


of the universal journalism ethics and standards are: a) Journalists should conduct themselves sincerely and honestly. b) They should be free from all prejudices concerning race, religion, sex and ethnicity. c) Journalists should not be influenced by any personal gains, consideration, advantage offered and should ensure that they do not publish/broadcast something for these gains.


use of convert method


& Fairness Caution against Defamatory Writings Right to Privacy Recording interviews and phone conversation


the reporter have any personal vendetta or other external motivation for doing this operation? Is this operation going to expose a crime that has already happened or is it going to induce a crime and then expose it ? Is it merely going to test the moral fabric of a person? How many normal honest people will be able to resist the temptation of risk-free money thrown at them or a goodlooking girl knocking at their doors voluntarily?