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NCJ Number: 147934 Find in a Library
Author(s): M K Sparrow
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 213
Sponsoring Agency: Praeger Publishers
Westport, CT 06881
Publication Number: ISBN 0-275-94781-5
Sale Source: Praeger Publishers
88 Post Road West
Westport, CT 06881
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In dealing with the purposes and methods of government agencies in meeting their public obligations, this book describes ways in which enforcement strategies are changing in policing, environmental protection, and tax administration.
Abstract: In each of the three fields, the traditional enforcement approach is under stress and certain steps have been taken to meet new challenges. The book is intended to provide concrete assistance to government executives and managers. The author pays special attention to the crucial area of information management and to the task of aligning information systems planning with strategic planning. He contends that, if properly managed, information systems can cut labor costs, improve resource allocation, and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of government operations. The value of separating enforcement and regulatory functions from the rest of government is discussed, emerging enforcement strategies are examined, and common features of enforcement strategies are described. References and notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Courts; Environmental quality; Federal government; Federal tax law enforcement; Information Systems and Technology; Police; Regulations compliance
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