state relations (61 - 69 of 69 items)
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...
Confusion Over the Goals and Objectives of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act Program
B-157179: Published: Mar 19, 1979. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1979.
No summary is currently available...
Bank Robbery: The Federal Law Enforcement Role Should Be Reduced
GGD-78-87: Published: Aug 18, 1978. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1978.
The Federal role in bank robberies is a result of legislation providing punishment for robberies of financial institutions operating under Federal law or with Federal insurance. The legislation was one of a series of antigangster bills directed at crimes perpetrated by organized groups of gangsters who move across State lines in committing crimes. However, Federal law enforcement policy calls for...
Federal Law Enforcement Policy and Practice Regarding Bank Robberies
106566: Jul 20, 1978
Reducing the Federal Government's investigative and prosecutive roles in bank robbery crime would permit the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to devote more resources to investigative priorities such as organized crime, white-collar crime, and foreign counterintelligence. Despite a Federal law enforcement policy which has consistently called for a restrictive application of Federal resources...
Crime in Federal Recreation Areas: A Serious Problem Needing Congressional and Agency Action
104857: Feb 9, 1978
The Federal Government owns millions of acres of land which people use for recreational activities. As the public's use of these lands has gone up, the incidence of crime occurring upon these lands has risen. Agency recreation officials cited as frequent problems in their areas: larceny, burglary, assault, vandalism, illicit possession of weapons, drug and alcohol abuse, and destruction of natural...
Proposed Legislation to Strengthen the Capability of the Government to Detect, Prosecute, and Punish Fraudulent Activities under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs
HRD-77-65: Published: Mar 10, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 10, 1977.
Several revisions would improve H.R. 3, 95th Congress, the purpose of which is to strengthen the capability of the Government to detect, prosecute, and punish fraudulent activities under the Medicare and Medicaid programs.Sections 3 and 8 of the bill, which relate to the disclosure of ownership and financial information and disclosure by providers or owners convicted of certain offenses, should be...
Speed Limit 55: Is It Achievable?
CED-77-27: Published: Feb 14, 1977. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1977.
The national 55 mile per hour (mph) speed limit law was enacted as a fuel conservation measure after the 1973 Arab oil embargo, and secondarily, to improve highway safety. Its effectiveness was evaluated from Department of Transportation (DOT) information, meetings with law enforcement and highway officials in five states, and discussions with regional safety administration offices.During the firs...