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NCJ Number: 119245 Find in a Library
Title: Economic Offenses (From The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984: Contemporary Federal Criminal Practice, V 1, P 217-332, 1988, B. James George, Jr. -- See NCJ-119239)
Author(s): B J George Jr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 116
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 details six categories of economic offenses covered by the Federal Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984: destruction of property, theft, fraud, bribery, forgery and counterfeiting, and computer crimes. Legislative background and objectives, elements of the crimes, and enforcement provisions are also discussed.
Abstract: Included under destruction of property are destruction of motor vehicles and energy facilities, aircraft sabotage, arson involving a public safety officer, and violent crimes in support of racketeering activity. Theft offenses include larceny under the Major Crimes Act, motor vehicle theft, livestock theft, Federal programs theft, receipt of stolen bank property, and receiving a stolen or forged Federal check, bond, or security. Fraud offenses include Federal program fraud and bank, livestock, and credit card fraud. Bribery offenses include bribery affecting a federally-funded program and bank bribery. Forgery and counterfeiting offenses include forging endorsements on Federal instruments, counterfeiting State or corporate securities, and trademark counterfeiting. The discussion of computer crimes includes legislative objectives, elements of a computer crime offense, and enforcement policies and responsibilities. 841 footnotes.
Main Term(s): White collar crime
Index Term(s): Computer-related crime legislation; Crime Control Act of 1984
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