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New Approaches for Prevention of Corruption Offenses in USA

V.P. Vasilyeva

The activities of US law enforcement and law enforcement agencies are reviewed in relation to the prevention of corruption offenses. These bodies are: The United States Department of Justice, headed by The Attorney General. The United States Attorneys Offices reports to the United States Attorney General. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the main unit of the Department of Justice that is directly responsible for the fight against organized crime. Corruption issues are a top priority in FBI criminal investigations. The FBI operates the International Corruption Unit (ICU). The Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice also addresses corruption-related issues. It comprises, among other departments, the Fraud Section (FRD), which plays a unique and significant role in the Department's fight against complex economic crimes. In addition, the Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT) and the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program (ICITAP) operate in the Criminal Division of the US Department of Justice. Other law enforcement agencies in the United States are also responsible for preventing and combating corruption in the United States.

The US law enforcement programs for the prevention of corruption are analyzed. It is noted that in the United States there are both general and specialized programs (youth-oriented programs; programs aimed at senior citizens; programs for communities living in the poor, minorities, or high crime levels; programs aimed at supporting the victims; applications that address specific issues or use limited or unique resources) that contribute to the prevention of corruption offenses in the United States. It is determined that the US public is actively involved in the implementation of these programs.

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