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NCJ Number: 119247 Find in a Library
Title: Section 6.03: Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 (From The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984: Contemporary Federal Criminal Practice, V 1, P 371-372.61, 1988, B. James George, Jr. -- See NCJ-119239)
Author(s): B J George Jr
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 63
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 section of the chapter concerned with controlled substances provisions discusses the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, Public Law 99-570, a statute intended to combat the growing drug problem in the United States.
Abstract: Background information on the development of the legislation includes data on the numbers and characteristics of Americans abusing drugs, the health consequences of addiction, and trafficking patterns. Federal agencies with drug law enforcement responsibilities are identified, and drug control strategies of interdiction, reduction of supply, and reduction of demand are discussed. The background information led to legislative initiatives and changes resulting in the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986, with special emphasis on increasing interdiction powers of Federal agencies and reducing supply and demand by criminalizing additional activities related to growing, manufacturing, and trafficking in drugs. Under the Act, new crimes are identified, such as making it unlawful to utilize juveniles in selling drugs, to sell drugs to pregnant women, to sell drugs near educational institutions, and to launder drug money. Penalties and sanctions for these new crimes are discussed in detail as are additional provisions of Public Law 99-570 amending the Bank Secrecy Act and the Right of Financial Privacy Act. 493 footnotes.
Main Term(s): Anti-drug Abuse Act of 1986
Index Term(s): Drug law enforcement; Federal drug laws
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