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NCJ Number: 67045 Find in a Library
Title: UTAH STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL - JUSTICE DIVISION - REPORT OF THE ECONOMIC CRIME UNIT
Corporate Author: Utah Office of the Attorney General
Economic Crime Unit
Justice Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1974
Page Count: 85
Sponsoring Agency: Utah Office of the Attorney General
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE UTAH ECONOMIC CRIME UNIT, ESTABLISHED THROUGH A FEDERAL GRANT IN 1974 TO COMBAT ECONOMIC CRIME, REPORTS ON ITS STRUCTURE, PROGRESS, AND FUTURE.
Abstract: THE SPECIFIC PURPOSES OF THE STUDY ARE TO EXAMINE (1) THE STRUCTURE AND ACTIVITIES OF THE UNIT IN ITS FIRST YEAR, (2) THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF ECONOMIC CRIME ACTIVITIES IN UTAH, (3) THE CLIMATE UNDER WHICH INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF WHITE-COLLAR CRIMINALS TAKES PLACE, AND (4) THE PRACTICABILITY OF CONTINUING THE UNIT. INFORMATION FOR THE REPORT WAS OBTAINED FROM THE FILES OF THE ECONOMIC CRIME UNIT AND THE COMBINED EXPERIENCES OF UNIT STAFF. THE ANALYSIS OF ALL COMPLETED AND PENDING PROSECUTIONS INDICATES THAT THE ECONOMIC CRIME UNIT HAS EXPERIENCED CONSIDERABLE SUCCESS IN APPROACHING UTAH'S ECONOMIC CRIME PROBLEM, BUT COULD OPERATE MORE EFFECTIVELY WITH THREE ADDITIONAL INVESTIGATORS AND ONE FULL-TIME SECRETARY. BECAUSE WHITE-COLLAR CRIME IN UTAH WAS FOUND TO BE EXTENSIVE, THE UNIT SHOULD EXPAND ITS PRESENT SCOPE (COVERING SECURITIES SCHEMES, KITING, ADVANCE FEE SCHEMES) TO INCLUDE INSURANCE FRAUD AND CRIMINAL ANTITRUST. WITH REGARD TO THE CLIMATE IN WHICH THE UNIT WORKS, THE IMPROVED COLLABORATION BETWEEN ALL FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES IN INVESTIGATING AND PROSECUTING ECONOMIC CRIME IS EMPHASIZED. TO ASSURE THE FUTURE ACTIVITIES OF THE UNIT, A REQUEST OF THE STATE LEGISLATURE FOR FUNDS IS SUGGESTED, IN ANTICIPATION OF THE POSSIBLE INABILITY TO RENEW THE FEDERAL GRANT UNDER WHICH THE UNIT NOW OPERATES. TABLES AND FOOTNOTES ARE INCLUDED. DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED IN 1974 IN APPLICATION FOR FUNDS FROM LEAA ARE APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Utah; White collar crime
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