Crime prevention (41 - 50 of 93 items)
Weed and Seed: Program Objectives
GGD-94-128R: Published: May 10, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's Operation Weed and Seed Program, intended to help communities weed out crime and seed sites with crime prevention programs, focusing on: (1) program effectiveness; (2) communities' satisfaction with the program; (3) activity funding; and (4) the program's federal and local management structure. GAO noted t...
Money Laundering: Progress Report on Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
GGD-94-30: Published: Nov 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) operations, focusing on its progress in supporting other agencies in their efforts to combat money laundering operations.GAO found that: (1) Treasury established FinCEN in 1991 to serve and assist other law enforcement agencies in identifying, investigating, and pros...
The Drug War: Colombia Is Undertaking Antidrug Programs, but Impact Is Uncertain
NSIAD-93-158: Published: Aug 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 6, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed U.S. counternarcotics programs in Colombia, focusing on: (1) the programs' progress; (2) problems U.S. and Colombian agencies experience in implementing the programs; and (3) whether U.S. aid had been provided to units involved in human rights abuses.GAO found that: (1) U.S. military and law enforcement aid has improved Colombia's counternarcotics...
FBI: Advanced Communications Technologies Pose Wiretapping Challenges
IMTEC-92-68BR: Published: Jul 17, 1992. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the: (1) technological alternatives available to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to wiretap voice and data communications; (2) telecommunications network changes needed to accommodate the least detectable wiretaps; and (3) estimated cost of developing and implementing such changes.GAO found that: (1) the technologies in use and the locat...
Drug Control: Implementation of the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988
GGD-91-56BR: Published: Apr 3, 1991. Publicly Released: May 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) implementation of the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988 (CDTA), enacted to increase the regulation and detection of legally manufactured chemicals used to manufacture and process illegal drugs.GAO found that: (1) CDTA did not require chemical handlers to register with the federal government;...
Drug Interdiction: Funding Continues to Increase but Program Effectiveness Is Unknown
GGD-91-10: Published: Dec 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal drug interdiction programs run by the Customs Service, Coast Guard, and Border Patrol and supported by the Department of Defense, focusing on: (1) the available measures of program performance and the comparability of performance among different programs; (2) program funding; (3) quantities of drugs seized through the program...
Rural Drug Abuse: Prevalence, Relation to Crime, and Programs
PEMD-90-24: Published: Sep 14, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 14, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the nature and extent of the drug crisis in rural areas of the United States focusing on: (1) the prevalence of substance abuse and its relationship with crime; and (2) program effectiveness in the prevention and treatment of rural substance abuse.GAO found that: (1) total substance abuse rates are about the same in rural and nonrural states; (2) a...
Organized Crime: Issues Concerning Strike Forces
GGD-89-67: Published: Apr 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's Organized Crime Strike Forces' efforts to increase interagency planning and coordination of investigations and prosecutions of organized crime groups.GAO found that: (1) strike forces had only achieved some informal interagency planning and coordination on a case-by-case basis; (2) none of the strike force executive c...
Securities Regulation: Efforts to Detect, Investigate, and Deter Insider Trading
GGD-88-116: Published: Aug 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) and self-regulatory organizations' (SRO) efforts to detect, investigate, and deter insider trading.GAO found that the securities markets are vulnerable to insider trading because of the: (1) large number of corporate events, such as mergers and acquisitions; (2) large number of individuals with knowled...
Domestic Terrorism: Prevention Efforts in Selected Federal Courts and Mass Transit Systems
PEMD-88-22: Published: Jun 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 23, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on current efforts to protect against domestic terrorism in federal court buildings and mass transit systems.GAO found that: (1) the U.S. Marshals Service protects federal court facilities and personnel against terrorist actions; (2) the seven court districts it reviewed implemented and enhanced most of the Service's standard securit...