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NCJ Number: 49055 Find in a Library
Title: IOWA - DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION - CRIMINAL FRAUD INVESTIGATIVE UNIT EVALUATION REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Systems Sciences Associates
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 41
Sponsoring Agency: Iowa Dept of Public Safety
Des Moines, IA 50319
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Systems Sciences Associates

US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 75-07-DF-0004
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: STATE-LEVEL INVESTIGATON OF FRAUD, EMBEZZLEMENT, AND RELATED WHITE-COLLAR CRIMES IN IOWA IS EVALUATED.
Abstract: IN 1974, THE IOWA BUREAU OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION RECEIVED A LEAA GRANT TO CREATE A SPECIAL FRAUD UNIT. THE GRANT WAS USED TO PROVIDE FUNDS FOR SIX SPECIAL AGENTS, SUPPORTING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES, AND OPERATING EXPENSES. THE EVALUATION OF THE FRAUD UNIT COVERS BOTH MEANS-ORIENTED OBJECTIVES (HOW NEEDS ARE DETERMINED, HOW POLICY, OBJECTIVES, AND PRIORITIES ARE ESTABLISHED, PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT, RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER AGENCIES INVOLVED IN FRAUD INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION) AND ENDS-ORIENTED OBJECTIVES (HOW EFFECTIVELY THE UNIT COMBATS FRAUD IN IOWA). THE EVALUATION, WHICH COVERS THE UNIT'S FIRST 9 MONTHS OF OPERATIONS, IS FAVORABLE. FRAUD UNIT PERFORMANCE IS DESCRIBED AS EXEMPLARY WITH REGARD TO RECRUITMENT, TRAINING, INVESTIGATIVE AND ANALYTICAL CAPABILITIES, SUPPORT OF PROSECUTORIAL AGENCIES, AND PERFORMANCE AS VERIFIED BY ARREST STATISTICS. PARTICULAR ATTENTION IS DRAWN TO THE QUALITY OF UNIT PERSONNEL. LONG-RANGE CONSIDERATIONS RELATIVE TO ASSESSMENT OF STATEWIDE NEEDS, SPECIFICATION OF POLICY AND OBJECTIVES, AND ORGANIZATON OF RESOURCES ARE POINTED OUT. DETAILED FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ARE PRESENTED RELATIVE TO FRAUD UNIT PERFORMANCE, UTILIZATION OF SPECIAL AGENTS, DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF CAPABILITIES, PUBLIC AND AGENCY AWARENESS, NEEDS ASSESSMENT/POLICY, AND SYSTEM OPERATIONS. SUPPORTING DATA ARE INCLUDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Criminal investigation units; Evaluation; Fraud; Iowa; State police; White collar crime
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