Crimes (81 - 90 of 98 items)
Criminal Aliens: INS Enforcement
T-GGD-90-6: Published: Nov 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1989.
GAO discussed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) strategy for dealing with aliens involved in criminal activities. GAO noted that: (1) the INS enforcement process begins when its investigators identify aliens within the federal, state, or local criminal justice systems; (2) INS can either notify agencies to turn aliens over to INS after they are released from custody, or issue orde...
Indian Affairs: Information on Major Crimes on Three Montana Reservations
RCED-89-69: Published: Feb 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on major crimes on three Montana Indian reservations, focusing on: (1) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Attorney's Office law enforcement procedures and practices on the reservations; (2) the number of major crimes reported, referred for prosecution, and prosecuted; and (3) BIA training...
After the Criminal Fine Enforcement Act of 1984--Some Issues Still Need To Be Resolved
GGD-86-2: Published: Oct 10, 1985. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Department of Justice and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts' (AO) policies and procedures for tracking, monitoring, collecting, and enforcing criminal fines.GAO found that: (1) many offenders do not pay their fines; (2) there were no formal procedures governing the collection process; (3) probation officers do not obtain financial informatio...
SEC's Efforts To Find Lost and Stolen Securities
GGD-84-42: Published: May 18, 1984. Publicly Released: May 18, 1984.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) maintains a program to find securities, such as stocks and bonds, that financial institutions and their customers report as lost or missing. GAO reviewed the SEC program to determine its effectiveness in finding such securities.SEC requires financial institutions to register under the program. Registration entitles institutions to report lost or stolen...
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...
Coast Guard Drug Interdiction on the Texas Coast
CED-81-104: Published: May 19, 1981. Publicly Released: May 27, 1981.
Information was requested on the capability of the Coast Guard to control drug smuggling, particularly on the Texas coast.According to Coast Guard officials, drug smuggling on the Texas coast has increased over the last few years. Although the Coast Guard has established goals for deterring maritime drug smuggling, resource limitations have prevented it from achieving these goals. The primary drug...
The Office of the Special Counsel Can Improve Its Management of Whistleblower Cases
FPCD-81-10: Published: Dec 30, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1980.
A review was undertaken of the Office of the Special Counsel, within the Merit Systems Protection Board, to determine how the Office is implementing its responsibilities. Two of the significant responsibilities of the Special Counsel are to: (1) establish procedures to insure that allegations of wrongdoings are properly investigated in the executive branch; and (2) protect from reprisals those emp...
Federal Crime Laboratories Lack a Clear Policy for Assisting State and Local Jurisdictions
GGD-80-92: Published: Sep 12, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 1980.
The Government provides free crime laboratory services to State and local law enforcement agencies, a practice which is in direct conflict with the Federal policy of encouraging States and localities to develop their own capabilities and decrease their reliance on Federal laboratories. GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol,...
From Quantity to Quality: Changing FBI Emphasis on Interstate Property Crimes--A Supplement
GGD-80-43(A): Published: Aug 14, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 14, 1980.
This supplement to an earlier GAO report contains the Department of Justice's comments on the GAO analysis. Justice supported the GAO recommendation to change the legislation but has taken issue with the remaining findings, conclusions, and recommendations. They gave no indication that substantial changes would be forthcoming in either prosecutive or investigative policies and practices. GAO belie...
Analysis of VA Investigations of Allegations Involving the Palo Alto VA Medical Center
HRD-80-106: Published: Aug 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1980.
GAO monitored the Veterans Administration's (VA) Office of Inspector General investigation of allegations made concerning the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. The allegations involved significant increases in the rate of crime, widespread illegal drug use, inadequate support from local and Federal law enforcement agencies, interference by medical center officials in criminal investigations, and repris...