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Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984

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October 12, 1984

Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984

Other short titles
Acquisition of Foreign Evidence Improvements Act Bail Reform Act of 1984 Comprehensive Forfeiture Act of 1984 Controlled Substances Penalties Amendments Act of 1984 Insanity Defense Reform Act of 1984 Livestock Fraud Protection Act Pharmacy Protection and Violent Offender Control Act of 1984 Sentencing Reform Act of 1984

Long title
An Act entitled the Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1984.

Comprehensive Crime Control Act of 1983

Enacted by
the 98th United States Congress

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.
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