Crime Control Act of 1990

The Crime Control Act of 1990 was a large Act of Congress that had a considerable impact on the juvenile crime control policies of the 1990s.[1] The bill was passed by the Congress on October 27, 1990, and signed into law by President George H. W. Bush on November 29, 1990.[2]

Crime Control Act of 1990
Great Seal of the United States
Other short titles
  • Child Protection Restoration and Penalties Enhancement Act of 1990
  • Comprehensive Thrift and Bank Fraud Prosecution and Taxpayer Recovery Act of 1990
  • Criminal Victims Protection Act of 1990
  • Federal Debt Collection Procedures Act of 1990
  • Financial Institutions Anti-Fraud Enforcement Act of 1990
  • Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990
  • Mandatory Detention for Offenders Convicted of Serious Crimes Act
  • National Child Search Assistance Act of 1990
  • National Law Enforcement Cooperation Act of 1990
  • Victims of Child Abuse Act of 1990
  • Victims' Rights and Restitution Act of 1990
Long titleAn Act to control crime.
Acronyms (colloquial)CCA, ASCA
NicknamesAnabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990
Enacted bythe 101st United States Congress
EffectiveNovember 29, 1990
Public law101-647
Statutes at Large104 Stat. 4789
Titles amended18 U.S.C.: Crimes and Criminal Procedure
U.S.C. sections amended18 U.S.C. § 1 et seq.
Legislative history

The Bush administration requested a comprehensive crime bill that would expand the death penalty for federal crimes, reform habeas corpus, limit plea bargaining, revise exclusionary rule, and strengthen penalties for the use of firearms in the commission of a crime. Not all of the sought-after provisions were enacted, but the act made major changes in the areas of child abuse, sexual abuse penalties, victims' rights, and the enforcement of drug laws.[3] The enacted titles were these:[2]

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  1. ^ Shahidullah, Shahid M. (2008). Crime Policy in America: Laws, Institutions, and Programs. University Press of America. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-7618-4098-5. LCCN 2008925824.
  2. ^ a b "Short Titles as Enacted". Library of Congress. 1990. Retrieved July 11, 2014.
  3. ^ Shahidullah, Shahid M. (2008). Crime Policy in America: Laws, Institutions, and Programs. University Press of America. p. 14. ISBN 978-0-7618-4098-5. OCLC 243545920. Retrieved July 11, 2014.

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