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NCJ Number: 68965 Find in a Library
Title: REMARKS BY WILLIAM H WEBSTER ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1978 - BEFORE THE ROTARY CLUB OF CHICAGO (IL)
Author(s): W H WEBSTER
Corporate Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 15
Sponsoring Agency: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington, DC 20535-0001
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: THE FBI IS REDIRECTING ITS RESOURCES TO FOCUS PRIMARILY ON THE MAJOR WHITE-COLLAR CRIMES, ON ORGANIZED CRIME, AND ON FOREIGN COUNTERINTELLIGENCE.
Abstract: BECAUSE OF ITS LIMITED BUDGET, THE FBI HAS DEVELOPED THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM TO MEASURE THE APPLICATION OF THE BUREAU'S RESOURCES AND THUS HELP SET PRIORITIES. THUS, THE FBI WILL CONCENTRATE ON THE TYPE OF CASES WHICH HAVE THE GREATEST IMPACT ON SOCIETY, AND THOSE WHICH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT CANNOT HANDLE. IN THE AREA OF WHITE-COLLAR CRIME, FRAUD AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC CORRUPTION, AND BANK EMBEZZLEMENTS OVER $100,000 TAKE PRECEDENCE. UNDERCOVER AGENTS ARE NOW INVESTIGATING THESE CASES; THE BUREAU NO LONGER RELIES EXCLUSIVELY ON INFORMANT INFORMATION AND FORENSIC EVIDENCE. CURRENTLY, OVER 500 CASES OF PUBLIC CORRUPTION ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION, IN WHICH CONGRESSMEN, GOVERNORS, STATE LEGISLATORS, MAYORS, AND POLICE CHIEFS ARE IMPLICATED. INVESTIGATIONS OF ORGANIZED CRIME OFTEN FOCUS ON UNION ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS THE FBI'S RECENT INVESTIGATION OF THE LONGSHOREMAN'S UNION IN WHICH OVER 100 AGENTS WERE INVOLVED. IN THE AREA OF COUNTERINTELLINGENCE, THE FBI IS RESPONSIBLE FOR RECOGNIZING, IDENTIFYING, AND NEUTRALIZING A SUBSTANTIAL BODY OF HOSTILE INTELLIGENCE EFFORTS WITHIN THE U.S. BECAUSE THE COMMUNIST-BLOC COUNTRIES HAVE INITIATED A MASSIVE EFFORT TO STEAL BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY, TIGHTENING INTERNAL CONTROLS BY BUSINESSMEN IS RECOMMENDED. INFORMATION ON THE FBI'S HANDLING OF TERRORIST ACTS AND ARSON FOR PROFIT, AS WELL AS ON FBI ACCOUNTABILITY AND MINORITY RECRUITMENT, IS INCLUDED.
Index Term(s): Crime detection; Criminal investigation; Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Industrial espionage; Organized crime investigation; White collar crime
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