Law enforcement (51 - 60 of 81 items)
Program Administration at the Atterbury Job Corps Center in Indiana
B-130515: Published: Mar 1, 1973. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1982.
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Comprehensive Approach Needed To Help Control Prescription Drug Abuse
GGD-83-2: Published: Oct 29, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 29, 1982.
Because of longstanding congressional concern over the seriousness of prescription drug abuse, GAO examined efforts to control prescription drugs at the retail level.Most abused prescription drugs are obtained at the retail level. Unintentional misprescribing by doctors, pharmacy thefts, illegal sales by pharmacists, and forged prescriptions are among the various ways by which abused prescription...
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...
FDA's Approach to Reviewing Over-the-Counter Drugs Is Reasonable, but Progress Is Slow
HRD-82-41: Published: Apr 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1982.
GAO reported on the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of over-the-counter drugs, a review which began in 1972 and which is not expected to be completed until 1990.The FDA strategy for reviewing over-the-counter drugs involves making a scientific analysis of available data and setting standards of safety and effectiveness for each ingredient used in cla...
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...
Consideration of Whether the Existing Tax Disclosure Statute Strikes a Proper Balance Between Privacy Rights and Law Enforcement Information Needs
117066: Dec 14, 1981
Since its enactment, the disclosure section of the 1976 Tax Reform Act has generated much concern and controversy because it has affected the coordination between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and law enforcement agencies. Changes to the law would constitute an important step toward resolving the coordination problems. In considering changes to the law, it is essential to strike a proper bala...
Narcotics Enforcement Policy
117181: Dec 10, 1981
The development of a comprehensive, cohesive Federal narcotics enforcement policy must involve all aspects of the criminal justice system: investigation, prosecution, adjudication, conviction, and sentencing. It must be on an international as well as a national level. It is the Federal Government's strategy to allocate resources to combat the most dangerous drugs of abuse, to go after high-level t...
Survey of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration's Restitution Experiment
107164: Jul 3, 1978
The objective of the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration's (LEAA) restitution experiment was to determine the conditions under which restitution would be an effective tool in dealing with offenders in the criminal justice system. LEAA awarded seven discretionary grants to projects operating at various levels or settings within the criminal justice system. However, LEAA did not: (1) ensure th...
Fraud in Government Programs: How Extensive Is It and How Can It Be Controlled (Volume III)
AFMD-82-3: Published: Nov 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 10, 1981.
This is the third of a three-volume report on the results of a statistical analysis of fraud and other illegal activities affecting 21 Federal agencies during the period from October 1, 1976, through March 31, 1979. This volume provides fraud profiles for each agency based on data collected from a statistical sample of 3,227 fraud cases identified by Federal agencies over the 2.5-year period. The...
Fraud in Government Programs: How Extensive Is It and How Can It Be Controlled (Volume II)
AFMD-81-73: Published: Sep 30, 1981. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1981.
GAO reported on the results of a statistical analysis of fraud and other illegal activities affecting 21 Federal agencies which was undertaken to respond to growing public concern over abuses and misuses of taxpayers' money.Thefts accounted for almost half of the fraud cases, and false statements accounted for another 25 percent. The rest of the cases covered a wide variety of fraudulent activitie...