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Crimes, Federal Jurisdiction

  • By: Mary Gibbons
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Both the state and the federal governments have the authority to define conduct as criminal as well as to prosecute and punish such conduct. The authority of the federal government to establish federal crimes is found in the U.S. Constitution, which ...

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