Crime prevention (51 - 60 of 93 items)
Federal Drug Abuse Control Policy and the Role of the Military in Antidrug Efforts
T-GGD-88-38: Published: Jun 8, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1988.
GAO discussed the federal government's antidrug efforts, including the military's role. GAO noted that federal efforts: (1) originally focused on drug supply reduction but later expanded to include drug demand reduction; (2) have received steadily increased funding; (3) are frequently ineffective in combatting increasingly sophisticated drug production, smuggling, and trafficking techniques; and (...
Drug Interdiction: Operation Autumn Harvest: A National Guard-Customs Antismuggling Effort
GGD-88-86: Published: Jun 2, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the National Guard Bureau's and the Customs Service's joint drug interdiction operation along the Arizona-Mexico border.GAO found that: (1) Operation Autumn Harvest did not meet its primary objective of interdicting drug smugglers; (2) of the six suspected drug smugglers Customs intercepted, none carried drugs; and (3) although the operation fail...
Effectiveness of the Government's Attack on La Cosa Nostra
T-OSI-88-2: Published: Apr 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1988.
GAO discussed the effectiveness of the U.S. government's law enforcement efforts directed at La Cosa Nostra, a sophisticated national criminal organization. GAO noted that La Cosa Nostra: (1) consists of several tiers of criminal enterprises, employing at least 2,000 members, with each member having various associates; (2) depends on violence for enforcement, competition elimination, and administr...
Controlling Drug Abuse: A Status Report
GGD-88-39: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
GAO provided information on: (1) drug abuse, availability, trafficking, and production in the United States; (2) federal drug supply and demand reduction efforts; and (3) the costs of these efforts.GAO found that: (1) the nationwide supply and demand for illegal drugs persists and continues to adversely affect society; (2) trends in major cities reflect national trends regarding drug availability...
Drug Control: U.S. International Narcotics Control Activities
NSIAD-88-114: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the effectiveness of the assistance the United States provided to foreign countries participating in the International Narcotics Control Program.GAO reviewed programs in six countries and found that: (1) economic, political, and cultural conditions limited the countries' ability to deal with drug production and trafficking; (2) corruption or int...
Drug Control: U.S.-Mexico Opium Poppy and Marijuana Aerial Eradication Program
NSIAD-88-73: Published: Jan 11, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 11, 1988.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the joint U.S.-Mexico opium poppy and marijuana aerial eradication program in terms of the extent to which: (1) the program reduced the Mexican poppy and marijuana crops; (2) Mexico effectively used U.S.-provided aircraft and other resources; and (3) formal bilateral agreements provided the ongoing cooperation needed to expeditiously eliminate op...
Drug Investigations: Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program: A Coordinating Mechanism
GGD-86-73BR: Published: Jul 17, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program and provided information on: (1) the drug problem in the United States; (2) the OCDETF program's role in combating the problem; and (3) how OCDETF operates.The OCDETF mission is to identify, investigate, and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking enterprises and to destro...
Propriety of LEAA Funding of Urban Crime Prevention Program
B-195269: Published: Oct 15, 1979. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
Views on S. 1407
B-207547: Published: Jul 28, 1982. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
Legislation has been proposed which would strengthen the U.S. Postal Service's investigatory and enforcement powers. The bill would grant the Postal Service authority to issue written inspection demands relating to matters under investigation, issue cease and desist orders regarding fraudulent activities conducted through the mail, and commence civil actions to obtain penalties for certain violati...
Information on Aliens Admitted Into the United States as Nonimmigrant Workers
GGD-85-27: Published: Dec 26, 1984. Publicly Released: Dec 26, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the use of certain nonimmigrant visa categories that cover aliens who are admitted to the United States to work at the request of their prospective employers.GAO noted that the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) has not published data on nonimmigrant worker admissions since fiscal year (FY) 1978 because of management information systems p...