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NCJ Number: 123304 Find in a Library
Title: Characteristics of Inspector General Investigations
Corporate Author: President's Council on Integrity and Efficiency
Cmtte on Integrity Law Enforcement
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 31
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Document: PDF
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents results of a survey of a 1-month sample of investigations conducted by 18 Federal Offices of Inspectors General.
Abstract: The first section of the report describes the results of the investigations. This covers topics related to criminal prosecutions, civil remedies, and administrative actions. Another section reports on comparative case characteristics, providing data on other case characteristics and relating these characteristics to case outcomes. The study found that only 4 percent of the cases in the sample resulted in recommendations for management improvement. Of the cases involving criminal prosecution, less than 1 percent resulted in recommendations. Only 3 percent of the cases came from hotline sources, and the same percentage of cases derived from inspector general audit referral. In 35 percent of the cases, there was a written investigative plan. The percentage of convictions in cases with and without a written investigative plan was approximately the same. The report does not draw broad conclusions, but rather provides a reference document on some characteristics of inspector general investigations. 34 tables.
Main Term(s): Inspectors General
Index Term(s): Case processing; Investigative techniques
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