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Title: Controlling Crime Through More Effective Law Enforcement -- Hearings Before the Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures, March 7-9, April 18-20, May 9, and July 10-12, 1967
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures
United States of America
Date Published: 1967
Page Count: 1217
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Hearings were convened by the Senate Subcommittee on Criminal Laws and Procedures in 1967 to consider bills related to crime syndicates, wiretapping, the admissibility of confessions in evidence, assisting State and local governments in crime control, and related areas of criminal laws and procedures.
Abstract: The subcommittee heard testimony on the recurring incidence of violent crimes and the escalating crime rate and on bills designed to control crime. Senate Bill 674 concerned the admissibility in evidence of voluntary confessions. Senate Bill 675 was intended to prohibit wiretapping except on authority of the President to protect the country from attack or hostile action by foreign powers and except in the investigation of organized crime and certain heinous crimes. Senate Bill 678 was drafted to outlaw the Mafia and other organized crime syndicates. The subcommittee also heard testimony on Senate Bill 917, the Safe Streets and Crime Control Act of 1967. Statements were presented by numerous Federal, State, and local officials and by private organization representatives concerned with law enforcement, courts, the police, and crime incidence and control. Letters, exhibits, and newspaper and magazine articles pertinent to criminal laws and procedures were also available at the hearings. The text of the proposed Senate bills is included, along with reports of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts on the bills.
Main Term(s): Criminal procedures
Index Term(s): Confessions; Electronic surveillance; Organized crime; Rules of evidence; US Senate
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