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NCJ Number: 119243 Find in a Library
Title: Violent Offenses (From The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984: Contemporary Federal Criminal Practice, V 1, P 147-216, 1988, B. James George, Jr. -- See NCJ-119239)
Author(s): B J George Jr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 70
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Law and Business
Clifton, NJ 07013
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Law and Business
855 Valley Road
Clifton, NJ 07013
United States of America
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This chapter describes how crimes of violence are defined by the Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 (CCCA) and identifies specific crimes of violence punishable under the CCCA.
Abstract: The CCCA fills a gap left in earlier legislation by providing a definition of crimes of violence. Specific offenses punishable under the CCCA are murder for hire; murder in aid of racketeering activity; the felony murder predicate felonies of escape, murder, kidnaping, treason, espionage, and sabotage; killing or attempting to kill a Federal official or employee (including probation officers, pretrial services officers, and intelligence agency officials); and murder of a Federal official's family member. Additionally, the statute includes Federal officials and their families among protected victims under Federal kidnaping law. The statute also punishes kidnaping as a violent crime in aid of racketeering as well as hostage taking, thus fulfilling the United States' obligations under the International Convention Against Hostage-Taking. The statute also includes Federal officers and their families in the group protected against assault offenses and increases penalties for acts of maiming, arson, consumer product tampering, forcible sodomy, and forcible taking of controlled substances. Offenses also covered by the statute include use of armor-piercing ammunition and solicitation of crimes of violence. 503 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Violent crimes
Index Term(s): Crime Control Act of 1984; Offense characteristics
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