Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984
The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 (Pub.L. 98–473, S. 1762, 98 Stat. 1976, enacted October 12, 1984) was the first comprehensive revision of the U.S. criminal code since the early 1900s. It was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. Among its constituent parts and provisions were:
- Armed Career Criminal Act
- Sentencing Reform Act which created the United States Sentencing Commission
- extension of the United States Secret Service's jurisdiction over credit card fraud and computer fraud
- increased federal penalties for cultivation, possession, or transfer of marijuana
- a new section in the criminal code for hostage taking
- re-institution of the federal death penalty
- Stipulations about using civil forfeiture to seize assets of organized crime.
- JOHN ENDERS (ASSOCIATED PRESS) (April 18, 1993). "Forfeiture Law Casts a Shadow on Presumption of Innocence : Legal system: Government uses the statute to seize money and property believed to be linked to narcotics trafficking. But critics say it short-circuits the Constitution.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 11, 2014. "....Prosecutors and law enforcement officials insist the program, included in the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, is helping them fight the drug war. ... seizures hurt dealers where it counts--in the pocketbook...."
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