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NCJ Number: 64754 Find in a Library
Title: REFORM OF THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL CODE - SYMPOSIUM
Journal: GEORGE WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW  Volume:47  Issue:3  Dated:(MARCH 1979)  Pages:COMPLETE ISSUE
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: George Washington University
National Law Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 263
Sponsoring Agency: George Washington University
Washington, DC 20052
William S Hein and Co, Inc
Buffalo, NY 14209
Sale Source: William S Hein and Co, Inc
1285 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14209
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: VIEWPOINTS EXPRESSED AT A SYMPOSIUM ARRANGED BY THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW CONCERNING CRIMINAL CODE REFORM ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: EXPPERTS CONTRIBUTING THEIR THOUGHTS AT THE SYMPOSIUM ARE A CAREER DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE OFFICIAL, A UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR, ATTORNEYS, AND SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY. THE GOAL OF THE SYMPOSIUM IS TO PROMOTE THOUGHT AND TO ENCOURAGE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PROPER QUESTIONS. SPECIFIC ISSUES ADDRESSED AT THE SYMPOSIUM INCLUDE IMPROVING THE WHITE-COLLAR CRIME FIGHTING EFFORT, STRIKING THE DELCATE BALANCE BETWEEN CRIMINAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE FREE PRESS, AND DEFINING THE PROPER JURISDICTIONAL SCOPE OF THE FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW. TWO PAPERS SHOW HOW THE NEW FEDERAL CRIMINAL CODE WOULD ENHANCE FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS IN COMBATTING WHITE-COLLAR CRIME, ARGUING THAT EXISTING LAW IN CODIFIED FORM IS MISTAKENLY CRITICIZED AS A NEW EXPANSION OF FEDERAL AUTHORITY. ANOTHER PAPER DESCRIBES AND REFUTES THE ARGUMENTS RAISED BY PROPONENTS OF THE FREE PRESS AGAINST CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF SENATE BILL 1437. FINALLY, THE PROPER SCOPE OF FEDERAL CRIMINAL JURISDICTION IN THE NEW FEDERAL CRIMINAL CODE IS CONSIDERED IN TWO CONTRASTING VIEWPOINTS WHICH EMPHASIZE THE DANGERS OF EXPANSION AS OPPOSED TO THE HAPHAZARD NATURE OF FEDERAL JURISDICATION IN EXISTING LAW. MOST AUTHORS AGREE THAT TRULY COMPREHENSIVE CRIMINAL CODE REFORM REQUIRES ADHERENCE TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE BROWN COMMISSION, THE ORGANIZATION WHICH GAVE IMPETUS TO CURRENT REFORM EFFORTS. FOOTNOTES AND A BOOK LIST ARE INCLUDED. FOR INDIVIDUAL ENTRIES, SEE NCJ 64755-62. (LWM)
Index Term(s): Criminal codes; Federal Code; Freedom of the press; Law enforcement; Law reform; Laws and Statutes; Symposia; White collar crime
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