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Title: Reform of the Federal Criminal Laws -- Hearing Before the Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures, April 16, 1973
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 1225
Sponsoring Agency: Superintendent of Documents
Washington, DC 20402
US Congress
Washington, DC 20510
Publication Number: 99-910
Sale Source: Superintendent of Documents
Congressional Sales Office GPO
Washington, DC 20402
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures held a hearing in April 1973 to consider reform of the Federal criminal laws.
Abstract: The Senate bill was introduced to codify, revise, and reform Title 18 of the U.S. Code; to make appropriate amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure; and to make conforming amendments to criminal provisions of other titles of the U.S. Code. Title 18 focuses on criminal liability, sentencing, imprisonment, fines, probation, the death penalty, and defense and prosecution. It also defines offenses involving the nation (national security, foreign relations and trade, and immigration and naturalization) and offenses involving governmental processes (obstruction of government functions and justice, perjury, false statements, the integrity of public records, bribery and intimidation, official misconduct, Internal Revenue and Customs offenses, and the protection of political processes). Title 18 additionally covers offenses against the person, property, and public order as well as law enforcement and the courts. Testimony on the reform of these areas in the Federal criminal laws was presented by Department of Justice officials, an American Bar Association representative, and a U.S. Court of Appeals judge. Exhibits pertaining to capital punishment, judicial decisions, murder, the death penalty, and sentencing were provided to the hearing.
Main Term(s): Law reform
Index Term(s): Federal regulations; US Senate
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