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Title: Law Enforcement Assistance Administration: Hearings Before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the Judiciary, February 19, 25, 27; March 1, 3, 4, 8, 11, 25; and April 1, 1976; Part 1
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 992
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These hearings focus on the future of the Federal funding effort to reduce crime at the State and local levels through the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA).
Abstract: Over the past 8 years, LEAA has provided more than $4 billion in Federal funds to State and local governments through its block grant funding process. Testimony examines LEAA activities to prevent and reduce crime. Representatives of the U.S. General Accounting Office, which has published numerous reports on LEAA's administration and policymaking, testify on the cost-effectiveness of LEAA respecting crime reduction. Testimony by the U.S. Attorney General and the Administrator of LEAA focuses on the administration's proposals to amend the act authorizing LEAA. Testimony is also provided by criminologists, academicians, Governors, other elected officials, and citizens. Testimony is provided as well by the congressional commission established to survey and evaluate the block grant approach to Federal funding compared to the categorical funding approach. Other witnesses include spokespersons from various criminal justice agencies, State planning agencies, legislators, and municipal officials. Issues considered include LEAA's evaluation and monitoring capabilities, enforcement of civil rights legislation, and State legislative input into the comprehensive planning processes.
Main Term(s): Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA)
Index Term(s): Federal aid; Federal programs; Intergovernmental relations
Note: Serial number 42
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