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Church Arson Prevention Act

  • By: Nancy Egan
  • 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)

In early 1996, federal officials detected a pattern of increasing arson attacks on churches, particularly on African American churches in the southern portion of the country. In May of that year, a hearing before the Committee on the Judiciary of the ...

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