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NCJ Number: 63712 Find in a Library
Title: LAW ENFORCEMENT ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT FOR ACTIVITIES TO COMBAT WHITE COLLAR CRIME
Author(s): C MOORE; M SAXON; S CHRISTENSON
Corporate Author: Library of Congress
Federal Research Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 19
Sponsoring Agency: Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
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: LEAA SUPPORT FOR PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES THAT COMBAT WHITE-COLLAR CRIME ARE DISCUSSED ACCORDING TO VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF ASSISTANCE.
Abstract: FOR PURPOSES OF THIS REVIEW, WHITE-COLLAR CRIME INCLUDES SUCH OFFENSES AS PUBLIC CORRUPTION, EMBEZZLEMENT, FORGERY, COUNTERFEITING, COMPUTER CRIME, AND FRAUD (INCLUDING FRAUD AGAINST GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS, EMPLOYEE THEFT, AND ANTITRUST VIOLATIONS). CATEGORIES OF ASSISTANCE COVERED ARE BLOCK GRANTS; NON-BLOCK GRANTS, INCLUDING PART C DISCRETIONARY (UNDER TITLE I OF THE 1968 OMNIBUS CRIME CONTROL AND SAFE STREETS ACT) FUNDS; TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND STATISTICAL GRANTS. AND NON-BLOCK RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL GRANTS. INFORMATION IS PROVIDED ON BLOCK GRANT AWARDS FOR FISCAL YEARS 1974 TO 1978. WHITE-COLLAR CRIME PROJECTS ARE SEPARATED INTO SIX GENERAL CATEGORIES: LAW ENFORCEMENT, PROSECUTION, SPECIAL ENTITY, TRAINING, EQUIPMENT AND RENOVATION, AND GENERAL. A TOTAL OF 21 STATES RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE BLOCK GRANT FOR A WHITE-COLLAR CRIME PROJECT WITH FISCAL YEAR 1974 FUNDS. THE GREATEST PART OF THESE FUNDS (71 PERCENT) WENT FOR SPECIAL ENTITIES, SUCH AS SPECIAL PROSECUTORS AND CRIME COMMISSIONS. LAW ENFORCEMENT PROJECTS RECEIVED 15 PERCENT OF THE FUNDS, WHILE PROSECUTION ACTIVITIES RECEIVED 11 PERCENT. FISCAL YEAR 1976 DATA SHOW THE GREATEST PROPORTION AND DOLLAR AMOUNT OF BLOCK GRANTS SUBGRANTED TO WHITE-COLLAR CRIME PROJECTS UNDER THE STATE BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM. FOR THE 1974-1978 PERIOD, THE FOLLOWING TOTALS WERE SPENT FOR BLOCK GRANTS: $1,908,358 FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT, 2,658,932 FOR PROSECUTION, $7,718,178 FOR SPECIAL ENTITIES, $422,115 FOR EDUCATION AND TRAINING, $ 59,489 FOR EQUIPMENT AND RENOVATION, AND $171,917 FOR GENERAL PURPOSES. THE LARGEST PROPORTION OF NON-BLOCK GRANT ASSISTANCE WAS PROVIDED THROUGH LEAA'S PART C DISCRETIONARY GRANTS AND FROM TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FUNDS. USING THE SAME CATEGORIES AS THE BLOCK GRANTS, AWARDS WERE PROVIDED TO 25 STATES. THE TYPES OF WHITE-COLLAR CRIME STUDIES FUNDED BY NON-BLOCK RESEARCH AND RESEARCH AND STATISTICAL GRANTS, BEGINNING IN FISCAL YEAR 1975, INCLUDE THREE STUDIES OF VARIOUS ASPECTS OF CRIME AGAINST BUSINESS, FOUR STUDIES OF POLICE CORRUPTION, ONE MAJOR SURVEY OF CORPORATE CRIME, A NATIONAL SURVEY OF CONSUMER FRAUD LAWS, AND A STUDY OF COMPUTER-ASSISTED CRIME. TABULAR DATA ARE PROVIDED.
Index Term(s): Antitrust offenses; Computer related crime; Corruption of public officials; Crimes against businesses; Embezzlement; Federal programs; Fraud; Grants or contracts; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Program financing; White collar crime
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