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NCJ Number: 78518 Find in a Library
Title: Statement of Rudolph W Giuliani Concerning the Appropriate Role of the Federal Government in Funding State and Local Law Enforcement Efforts Before the House Subcommittee on Crime, May 5, 1981
Author(s): R W Giuliani
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Washington, DC 20531
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 Associate Attorney General comments on the appropriate role for Federal funding of State and local criminal justice programs and the manner in which the delivery of Federal law enforcement resources to States and localities in emergency situations can be improved.
Abstract: The question of the Federal funding role must be approached from a historical perspective. The history of the Omnibus Crime Control Safe Streets Act of 1968 must be reviewed before a better approach can be developed. Although the work of the Attorney General's Task Force on Violent Crime, which will be conducting a review of LEAA and related activities, is not complete, it is clear that State and local criminal justice expenditures have not all been directed at appropriate targets. LEAA failed in this effort because funds were neither concentrated on priority needs nor used in effective ways. Federal funds must be targeted narrowly at areas identified as national priorities; their use must be linked to the results of research which evaluates both existing and new program concepts, and they must be dispensed to implement those that work. Amendments to the Omnibus Act should not be put forth until the results of the Attorney General's task force report are completed. Areas that the task force will explore are mentioned.
Index Term(s): Crime Control Programs; Federal aid; Grants or contracts; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Misuse of funds; Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act; Program financing
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