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NCJ Number: 149621 Find in a Library
Title: Violent Crime Control and Enforcement Act: Selected Highlights of the Senate Bill (S.1607/H.R.3355)
Author(s): K Bea; S Cavanagh; D Teasley; E Bazan; C Doyle
Corporate Author: National Ctr for Education Statistics
Institute of Education Sciences
United States of America
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Education Statistics
Washington, DC 20006
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report describes the provisions of the Federal Violent Crime Control and Enforcement Act (S.1607/H.R.3355).
Abstract: The Violent Crime Control and Enforcement Act, which passed the Senate as S.1067 and subsequently as H.R.3355 on November 24, 1993, focuses on four areasĀ¦drugs; guns; victims, young, old, and women; and systemic adjustments, large and small in the Federal role in law enforcement. Among its provisions, the act calls for over $22 billion in Federal assistance over the next 5 years and for the revival and expansion of capital punishment as a Federal sentencing option. It also addresses the regulation of semi-automatic assault weapons and provides for a civil cause of action against those who commit gender-motivated crimes of violence. The act mandates Federal jurisdiction over crimes committed with a gun that has at some point been shipped or carried across a State line. The act's sponsors opted not to include "Brady Bill" components, which were enacted separately, or habeas corpus reform. Although far ranging, the Senate-passed bill does not address, or addresses only fleetingly, several other crime issues such as those raised by the exclusionary rule and asset forfeiture reform.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Federal Code; Violence prevention; Violent crimes
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