Evaluation of Military Criminal Investigative Organizations' Investigative Effectiveness Regarding U.S. Forces Civilians Stationed Overseas
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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Approximately 299,000 civilians and dependents currently accompany the Armed Forces overseas. Generally, the United States has no criminal law jurisdiction over U. S. civilians or dependents of civilian and military personnel when they accompany the Armed Forces overseas. Serious criminal acts committed by these American civilians are usually investigated by the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations MCIOs. The MCIOs conducted over 1,900 investigations involving allegations of serious offenses committed by American civilians overseas from 1995 through 1997. Our primary objective was to evaluate Department of Defense and the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations authorities, policies, and procedures for conducting criminal investigations involving civilians who accompanied U.S. Forces stationed overseas. The evaluation also focused on the effectiveness of interaction among the Military Criminal Investigative Organizations, Department of Defense officials, military commanders, and host nation authorities in support of MCIO investigations of civilians supporting U.S. Forces overseas.
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