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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Efforts by DHS to Estimate Southwest Border Security between Ports of Entry

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Mexico,Statistics

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/17_0914_estimates-of-border-security.pdf

Describes an array of indicators being tested by federal authorities to develop better estimates of the number of illegal border crossers.  For each indicator, the report summarizes available data sources and techniques, explains the measures strengths and limitations, and presents available data.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

Anti-Money Laundering: U.S. Efforts to Combat Narcotics-Related Money Laundering in the Western Hemisphere

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686727.pdf

Examines U.S. efforts to impede illicit proceeds from drug trafficking, estimated at $64 billion annually from U.S. sales.  Focuses on U.S. agency efforts to enforce Bank Secrecy Act and assist other countries in strengthening anti-money laundering regimes.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Federal Justice Statistics, 2014– Statistical Tables

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs14st.pdf

More than 30 tables on workloads and outcomes of the federal criminal justice system from arrest to imprisonment. From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

Federal Justice Statistics, 2013-2014

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Immigration/Migration,Statistics

https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/fjs1314.pdf

Covers statistics on federal arrests including immigration arrests, outcomes of trials, characteristics of defendants, inmates in correctional institutions, and recidivism rates.  Also examines trends in drug arrests.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics

 

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Vol. 2: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268024.pdf

Highlights the most significant steps countries have taken to improve their anti-money laundering efforts.  Also details U.S. government efforts to provide technical assistance and training.  From the State Department

 

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Vol. 1: Drug and Chemical Control

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268025.pdf

Describes efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade in 2016.  Produced in response to requirements of the Foreign Assistance act which requires that the president identify countries acting as major illicit drug producers or transit points. Features 75 country reports.  From the State Department

 

Presidential Determination: Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2017

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/09/12/presidential-determination-major-drug-transit-or-major-illicit-drug

Designates countries involved with drug trafficking or drug producing regardless of the efforts made by the government to curtail such activity.  Also covers challenges represented by heroin use, opium poppy cultivation, and cocaine/coca cultivation.  From the White House

 

Heroin Trafficking in the United States

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Homeland Security,Mexico

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44599.pdf

Describes the source and extent of the problem and the efforts to counter the trafficking.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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