Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984

Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984

(kom-prē-hen'siv krīm kon-trōl' akt),
A standard applied to defendants tried in U.S. federal courtrooms that allows an affirmative defense, if, at the time of the crime, "the defendant, as a result of severe mental disease or deficit, was unable to appreciate the nature and quality or wrongfulness of his acts; mental disease, or defect does not otherwise constitute a defense."
See also: American Law Institute rule, Durham rule, M'Naghten rule, criminal insanity.
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Since the creation of the Program by the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (25) and amended by the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984, (26) more than 7,500 witnesses and 9,500 family members have been afforded protection, which includes establishing new identities in new locations.
The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 imposed enhanced federal penalties on those convicted of selling drugs near schools and other places occupied by kids.
Historically, the basis for this situation was the passage of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984.
The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 further expanded the government's forfeiture power by giving the government title to the proceeds of illegal drug actions upon the commission of an act giving rise to forfeiture.
The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 (Title 18, USC Section 1203) gives the FBI investigative jurisdiction domestically and internationally where US citizens are involved.
The amendment and the guidelines themselves were authored by The United States Sentencing Commission (USSC), an independent agency in the judicial branch of the government created by the Sentencing Reform Act provisions of the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984.
The Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984 and the Anti-Ding Abuse Act of 1986 significantly strengthened and expanded the existing forfeiture provisions of prior law.
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