The role that the Federal Government should play in the control of crime in a federal system continues to be one of the most perplexing problems confronting all persons concerned with the administration of justice in this country. Under our system of government, it is both essential and desirable that the detection of crime and prosecution of criminals be primarily state and local functions. But an increasing crime rate, documented over the years by the statistical reports of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has suggested that local authorities need help from the Federal Government in the performance of their law enforcement responsibilities.
Herbert J. Miller Jr.,
The "Travel Act": A New Statutory Approach to Organized Crime in the United States,
Duq. L. Rev.
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