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NCJ Number: 31615 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: PROSECUTION OF ECONOMIC CRIME - SAN DIEGO AND SEATTLE FRAUD DIVISIONS - EXEMPLARY PROJECTS
Author(s): P FINN; A R HOFFMAN
Corporate Author: Abt Associates, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 163
Sponsoring Agency: Abt Associates, Inc
Cambridge, MA 02138
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-014-74
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents, GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America

National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL DESCRIBES AN ORGANIZATIONAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE PROSECUTION OF WHITE COLLAR CRIME, USING THE FRAUD DIVISION ESTABLISHED IN THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICES OF SAN DIEGO AND SEATTLE AS MODELS.
Abstract: THESE LEAA EXEMPLARY PROJECTS, TWO HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL EFFORTS TO CURB ECONOMIC CRIME ACTIVITIES, FOCUS ON INVESTIGATION, PROSECUTION AND PREVENTION. THE INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS ARE DESCRIBED, PROVIDING INFORMATION ON THE GOALS, ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES, OPERATIONS, COSTS, AND RESULTS. BASIC PROGRAM SIMILARITIES (DISTINCT ORGANIZATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL SEPARATION FROM THE OTHER DIVISIONS IN THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE, CLEARLY DEFINED PROGRAM GOALS, HIGHLY QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED STAFF) AS WELL AS PROGRAM DIFFERENCES (THE EFFORT DEVOTED TO INDIVIDUAL CONSUMER COMPLAINTS, RELIANCE UPON OTHER AGENCIES FOR INVESTIGATIVE ASSISTANCE, SIZE AND COST OF OPERATIONS, METHODS FOR SELECTING CASES) ARE EMPHASIZED. A DISCUSSION OF SUGGESTED PROCEDURES FOR PLANNING AND OPERATING A FRAUD PROGRAM OUTLINES SEVERAL ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES WHICH MUST BE ADDRESSED IN IMPLEMENTING AN ECONOMIC CRIME PROGRAM. FUNDING AND EVALUATION GUIDELINES ARE ALSO REVIEWED. THE APPENDIXES CONTAIN COPIES OF PROJECT FORMS AND A SAMPLE PRINT OUT FROM THE SAN DIEGO FRAUD DIVISION WHICH USED A COMPUTER-BASED COMPLAINT FILING SYSTEM TO IDENTIFY PERSISTENT SUSPECTS AND/OR VICTIMS AND TO DETECT OTHER PATTERNS IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.
Index Term(s): California; Consumer protection; Crime specific countermeasures; Criminal investigation; Cross-examination; Evaluation; Fraud; LEAA exemplary programs; Procedure manuals; Prosecution; Prosecutors; Washington; White collar crime
Note: EXEMPLARY PROJECT
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