Crime prevention (21 - 30 of 43 items)
Justice Outcome Evaluations: Design and Implementation of Studies Require More NIJ Attention
GAO-03-1091: Published: Sep 24, 2003. Publicly Released: Oct 8, 2003.
Policy makers need valid, reliable, and timely information on the outcomes of criminal justice programs to help them decide how to set criminal justice funding priorities. In view of previously reported problems with selected outcome evaluations managed by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), GAO assessed the methodological quality of a sample of completed and ongoing NIJ outcome evaluation gr...
Technical Assessment of Zhao and Thurman's 2001 Evaluation of the Effects of COPS Grants on Crime
GAO-03-867R: Published: Jun 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 2003.
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) is a federal public safety program whose goals are to add officer positions to the streets of communities nationwide and to promote community policing. Since the program's inception in 1994, local law enforcement agencies have received billions of dollars in grants to hire additional officers, acquire technology and civilian personnel, and implement inno...
Effective System of Justice, Strategic Objective Plan, Strategic Plan, 2000-2005
A82917: Mar 29, 2001
Spending on law enforcement issues continues to grow at the federal, state, and local levels. Federal spending was about $25 billion in fiscal year 1999, up from $10 billion just a decade ago. Most of the increase in spending has been to accommodate a shift in focus at the federal level from helping local governments control crime to emphasizing more distinct federal responsibilities, such as cont...
Customs Service: Aviation Program Missions, Resources, and Performance Measures
GGD-98-186: Published: Sep 9, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Customs Service's Customs Aviation Program, focusing on the: (1) program's missions and how they have changed since fiscal year (FY) 1992; (2) annual level of resources and activities since FY 1992; and (3) adequacy of the performance measures Customs uses to judge the results of its aviation program.GAO noted that: (1) since the...
Intensive Probation Supervision: Mixed Effectiveness in Controlling Crime
PEMD-93-4: Published: Jun 4, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1993.
GAO evaluated Arizona's intensive probation supervision program (IPS), focusing on: (1) IPS ability to control criminal behavior; and (2) whether intensive supervision was a cost-saving alternative to incarceration.GAO found that: (1) in the two Arizona counties studied, the standard probation, prison, and IPS groups showed few differences in gender, ethnicity, or education, but they did differ in...
Drug Interdiction: Funding Continues to Increase but Program Effectiveness Is Unknown
GGD-91-10: Published: Dec 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal drug interdiction programs run by the Customs Service, Coast Guard, and Border Patrol and supported by the Department of Defense, focusing on: (1) the available measures of program performance and the comparability of performance among different programs; (2) program funding; (3) quantities of drugs seized through the program...
Review of Funds Received by the Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis, Missouri
B-171019: Published: May 10, 1973. Publicly Released: Dec 30, 1983.
No summary is currently available...
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...