Crime prevention (61 - 70 of 93 items)
Justice Needs Better Controls Over Payment of Witness Fees
GGD-84-61: Published: Jul 12, 1984. Publicly Released: Jul 12, 1984.
GAO reviewed how three U.S. attorney's offices and three U.S. Marshals Service offices manage the use of and payments to fact witnesses and to experts who testify at trials or in nontrial activities.GAO found that the Department of Justice is not following its policy regarding the approved use of and payments to fact witnesses, and U.S. Marshals offices are processing fact witness payments without...
Opium Eradication Efforts in Mexico: Cautious Optimism Advised [Unclassified Digest]
GGD-77-6: Published: Feb 18, 1977. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1984.
With the disruption of the Turkish-French heroin connection in recent years, more poppies have been cultivated in Mexico to meet the demand for heroin in the United States.The Drug Enforcement Administration identified Mexico as the source of 89 percent of the heroin in the United States. Approximately 5.2 metric tons of Mexican heroin entered the United States in 1975. Conflicting information exi...
Appointments to and Operations of the National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
GGD-84-8: Published: Nov 30, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 30, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the activities of the National Advisory Committee for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for fiscal years 1982 and 1983 to determine if it has been operating since January 1981 in compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.GAO found that the appointments to and the operations of the Advisory Committee did not co...
Observations Concerning Operations and Actions of Law Enforcement Assistance Administration To Assist State Courts
089499: Nov 30, 1972
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Changes Needed in Witness Security Program
GGD-83-25: Published: Mar 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1983.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated operational aspects of the Department of Justice's Witness Security Program.GAO found that procedural deficiencies had enabled relocated witnesses to avoid legal obligations to the detriment of various third parties. An internal policy directive issued in April 1982 could help to mitigate these problems. However, legislative changes are needed...
U.S. Marshals' Dilemma: Serving Two Branches of Government
GGD-82-3: Published: Apr 19, 1982. Publicly Released: May 17, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the various functions performed by the U.S. marshals. This report, the first in a series of three, concerns the organizational relationship of U.S. marshals to the Department of Justice and the Federal Judiciary, which is comprised of federal judges, the Judicial Conference of the United States, and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.U.S...
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Special Emphasis Program Has Not Realized Its Full Potential
GGD-82-42: Published: Apr 16, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 16, 1982.
GAO conducted a review to determine how efficiently and effectively the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention managed the Special Emphasis Prevention and Treatment Program under which grants and contracts can be awarded for: (1) developing and implementing new approaches, techniques, and methods with respect to juvenile delinquency programs; (2) improving the capability of public a...
Illegal and Unauthorized Activities on Public Lands--A Problem With Serious Implications
CED-82-48: Published: Mar 10, 1982. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1982.
GAO reviewed the federal role in providing outdoor recreation in California and Oregon.GAO noted that field officials at selected locations of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Forest Service are not always effectively enforcing laws relating to illegal and unauthorized activities on public lands. Although the magnitude and seriousness of crimes such as burglary and larceny, marihuana cu...
Stronger Crackdown Needed on Clandestine Laboratories Manufacturing Dangerous Drugs
GGD-82-6: Published: Nov 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1981.
GAO assessed whether the Federal Government is mounting an effective attack on illicitly manufactured dangerous drugs and whether current legal sanctions pose a reasonable degree of risk to dangerous drug traffickers.In spite of concerted efforts by a few Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) field offices which have produced an impressive increase in the number of clandestine laboratory seizures,...
Consumer Products Advertised To Save Energy--Let the Buyer Beware
HRD-81-85: Published: Jul 24, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 24, 1981.
GAO reviewed the problems experienced by federal, state, and local agencies in protecting consumers from potentially inaccurate or misleading energy-savings claims.GAO noted hundreds of advertisements having questionable energy-saving claims. The ads: (1) appeared to exaggerate a product's capabilities; (2) did not disclose material facts affecting the product's performance; and (3) made performan...