In Großbritannien haben verdeckte Ermittler für ihre Legenden die Identitäten von toten Kindern gestohlen. So richtig mit System in etwa 80 Fällen. Und wieder einmal wird unschuldige Literatur missbraucht:
The technique of using dead children as aliases has remained classified intelligence for several decades, although it was fictionalised in Frederick Forsyth’s novel The Day of the Jackal. As a result, police have internally nicknamed the process of searching for suitable identities as the „jackal run“. One former undercover agent compared an operation on which he was deployed to the methods used by the Stasi.