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Drafting a Charter for the F.B.I., program 778

Title

Drafting a Charter for the F.B.I., program 778

Subject

Law and order
Political science
Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Description

John Hotis, assistant director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, admits that many of the excesses of the Bureau in the past stemmed from its own failure to evaluate its mission and responsibilities, but also lays some of the blame on the government for failing to provide adequate guidelines. He discusses efforts to provide legislation that will define the Bureau's responsibilities, and warns that a charter that imposes rigid restrictions governing every step of the investigative process could endanger the flexibility the F.B.I. needs to adapt to diverse situations. Douglas Inquiry VIII. Dec. 7, 1978.

Creator

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions

Source

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Collection, 1950-1991 (Mss 18), Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Santa Barbara Library

Date

1978

Rights

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Provenance

Bulk of the collection donated by the Center after it ceased operations at UCSB in 1987. Subsequent donations by Harry S. Ashmore and Otis L. Graham, Jr. , which are found in their respective sections of the Administrators' Files, 1995.

Original Format

Open reel

Duration

26:48:00

Files

Citation

Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, "Drafting a Charter for the F.B.I., program 778," in Digital Collections, Item #5944, http://digital.library.ucsb.edu/items/show/5944 (accessed September 25, 2017).