Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 3.djvu/341

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PUBLIC LAW 103-322—SEPT. 13, 1994 108 STAT. 2093 (E) The physiological and psychological factors that contribute to the desire for illicit arugs. (2) Evaluating Federal, State, and local laws and policies on the prevention of drug abuse, control of unlawful production, distribution and use of controlled substances, and the efficacy of sentencing policies with regard to those laws. (3) Analyzing the allocation of resources among interdiction of controlled, substances entering the United States, enforcement of Federal laws relating to the unlawful production, distribution, and use of controlled substances, education with regard to and the prevention of the unlawful use of controlled substances, and treatment and rehabilitation of drug abusers. (4) Analyzing current treatment and rehabilitation methods and making recommendations for improvements. (5) Identifying any existing gaps in drug abuse policy that result from the lack of attention to the root causes of drug abuse. (6) Assessing the needs of government at all levels for resources and policies for reducing the overall desire of individuals to experiment with and abuse illicit drugs. (7) Making recommendations regarding necessary improvements in policies for reducing the use of illicit drugs in the United States. (d) VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS. —In addressing the subject of violence in schools, the activities of the Commission shall include the following: (1) Defining the causes of violence in schools. (2) Defining the scope of the national problem of violence in schools. (3) Providing statistics and data on the problem of violence in schools on a State-by-State basis. (4) Investigating the problem of youth gangs and their relation to violence in schools and providing recommendations on how to reduce youth involvement in violent crime in schools. (5) Examining the extent to which dangerous weapons have contributed to violence and murder in schools. (6) Exploring the extent to which the school environment has contributed to violence in schools. IM (7) Reviewing the effectiveness of current approaches in preventing violence in schools. (e) VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN. —In addressing the subject of sexual assault, domestic violence, and other criminal and unlawful acts that particularly affect women, the activities of the Commission shall include the following: (1) Evaluating the adequacy of, and making recommendations regarding, current law enforcement efforts at the Federal, State, and local levels to reduce the incidence of such crimes and acts, and to punish those responsible for such crimes and acts. (2) Evaluating the adequacy of, and making recommendations regarding, the responsiveness of prosecutors and courts to such crimes and acts. (3) Evaluating the adequacy of rules of evidence, practice, and procedure to ensure the effective prosecution and conviction of perpetrators of such crimes and acts and to protect victims of such crimes and acts from abuse in legal proceedings, making recommendations, where necessary, to improve those rules.