Crime prevention (81 - 90 of 93 items)
Authority, Activities, and Plans of Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Regarding "Arson for Profit" Crimes
GGD-78-47: Published: Apr 5, 1978. Publicly Released: Apr 5, 1978.
The authority, activities, and plans of federal law enforcement agencies regarding arson-related crime were reviewed. Arson is not generally a federal crime, and, in general, the federal government will investigate and prosecute arson only if a federal law is violated in conjunction with the arson crime. The federal government has not considered arson-related crimes an enforcement priority; the go...
Crime in Federal Recreation Areas: A Serious Problem Needing Congressional and Agency Action
104857: Feb 9, 1978
The Federal Government owns millions of acres of land which people use for recreational activities. As the public's use of these lands has gone up, the incidence of crime occurring upon these lands has risen. Agency recreation officials cited as frequent problems in their areas: larceny, burglary, assault, vandalism, illicit possession of weapons, drug and alcohol abuse, and destruction of natural...
Federal Crime Control Assistance: A Discussion of the Program and Possible Alternatives
GGD-78-28: Published: Jan 27, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1978.
The primary objective of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act, as amended, is crime control, with emphasis placed upon strengthening and improving law enforcement. There is some ambiguity in interpreting these goals. Difficulties in evaluating programs of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) result from the lack of reliable means for measuring crime and delinquency and la...
Weaknesses in the Drug Enforcement Administration's Financial Management System
FGMSD-77-74: Published: Dec 27, 1977. Publicly Released: Dec 27, 1977.
A questionnaire survey was conducted to evaluate the procedures and controls of revenue and expenditure transactions of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The questionnaire covered the system of internal controls over collections, disbursements, imprest funds, and obligations.Responses indicated potential weaknesses in the financial management system. DEA needs to: (1) improve controls ove...
Overview of Activities Funded by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration
GGD-78-21: Published: Nov 29, 1977. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1977.
The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) was established to assist State and local governments in reducing crime and to increase the effectiveness, fairness, and coordination of law enforcement and criminal justice systems at all levels of Government.LEAA funds are made available to States for planning or for block action grants; the remaining funds, known as discretionary funds, are u...
Federal Drug Law Enforcement Programs
104063: Nov 16, 1977
The transit of illicit drugs and undocumented aliens across the southwestern border has been the target of law enforcement efforts. There is general agreement that Mexico is the major source of heroin reaching this country. The federal expenditures employed by the three major enforcement agencies during the period 1971 through 1976 have approximately doubled, and the number of enforcement and supp...
War on Organized Crime Faltering--Federal Strike Forces Not Getting the Job Done
GGD-77-17: Published: Mar 17, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 17, 1977.
The federal effort to coordinate the fight against organized crime involved the creation of the Department of Justice's strike forces. The operations of the strike forces located in Cleveland, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Los Angeles, California; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York were investigated.The strike forces are located in areas of major organized crime activity and a...
Methadone Deaths in New York City
GGD-77-25: Published: Mar 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1977.
Methadone abuse and its consequences are a serious problem in New York City. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of New York City attributed 836 deaths from January 1974 to June 1975 to methadone, either alone or in combination with other drugs.Available records indicate that: the combination of methadone and other drugs was found in more deaths than methadone alone; victims were usually betw...
Long-Term Impact of Law Enforcement Assistance Grants Can Be Improved
GGD-75-1: Published: Dec 23, 1974. Publicly Released: Dec 23, 1974.
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