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Both the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have designated white-collar crime and public corruption as a top priority area along with narcotics, organized crime, and foreign counterintelligence. As a result of this priority designation, GAO was requested to undertake a comparative study of the total federal law enforcement resources utilized in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of the so-called index crimes as opposed to the federal resources utilized in the detection, investigation, and prosecution of white-collar crime and political corruption.

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