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NCJ Number: 40988 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: WAR ON ORGANIZED CRIME FALTERING - FEDERAL STRIKE FORCES NOT GETTING THE JOB DONE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Comptroller General
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 67
Sponsoring Agency: Azimuth Inc.
Fairmont, WV 26554
US Comptroller General
Washington, DC 20548
Publication Number: GGD-77-17
Sale Source: Azimuth Inc.
1000 Technology Drive, Suite 3120
Fairmont, WV 26554
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS REPORT BY THE U.S. COMPTROLLER GENERAL ADDRESSES THE FIGHT AGAINST ORGANIZED CRIME THROUGH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT'S STRIKE FORCES AND MAKES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT.
Abstract: THE OPERATIONS OF SIX STRIKE FORCES LOCATED IN CLEVELAND, DETROIT, LOS ANGELES, NEW ORLEANS, BROOKLYN, AND MANHATTAN WERE STUDIED. IT WAS FOUND THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT DEVELOPED A STRATEGY TO FIGHT ORGANIZED CRIME; THERE IS NO AGREEMENT ON WHAT ORGANIZED CRIME IS; THE STRIKE FORCES HAVE NO STATEMENTS OF OBJECTIVES OR PLANS FOR ACTION; NO NATIONAL OR INDIVIDUAL EVALUATION SYSTEMS EXIST; THE COMPUTERIZED ORGANIZED CRIME INFORMATION SYSTEM IS OF DUBIOUS VALUE; AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ) ATTORNEYS HAVE NO AUTHORITY OVER PARTICIPANTS FROM OTHER AGENCIES. DETAILED RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PRESENTED WHICH POINT OUT THE NEED TO IDENTIFY WHAT AND WHOM THE STRIKE FORCES ARE COMBATTING; DEVELOP A NATIONAL STRATEGY FOR FIGHTING ORGANIZED CRIME; CREATE A FEDERAL OVERSEER; AND ESTABLISH NATIONAL AND INDIVIDUAL EVALUATION EFFORTS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)...EB
Index Term(s): California; Crime prevention measures; Louisiana; Michigan; Ohio; Organized crime; Program evaluation; US Department of Justice; US Government Accountability Office (GAO)
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