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Title: Attorney General of the United States: Annual Report, 1977
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 208
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20530-1555
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report includes a brief summary of the highlights and major accomplishments of the Justice Department, and detailed accounts of the activities of the various divisions, bureaus, and offices of the Department for fiscal year 1977.
Abstract: The Department in fiscal year 1977 concentrated resources in the areas of white-collar crime, organized crime, public corruption, and drug trafficking. The number of special narcotics prosecution units was increased from 19 to 22. In addition, three specially trained teams of agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration were set up in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles to investigate drug trafficking by organized crime. Grand juries returned indictments charging nationwide conspiracies to fix prices in the anthracite coal and paper bag industries, and a regional conspiracy to eliminate discounts in the sale of industrial cane sugar. The Attorney General set forth a new policy on dual prosecutions in civil rights cases involving law enforcement officers. Under the policy, civil rights statutes are to be enforced in their own right, regardless of whatever related enforcement action had been taken by the States. Figures, tables, citations
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Corruption of public officials; Drug law enforcement; Drug law enforcement units; Federal criminal justice system; Organized crime investigation; Police; Statistics; US Department of Justice; White collar crime
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