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Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act

  • By: Heather R. Tubman-Carbone
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

The Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 (OCCSSA) was a major step toward fed-eralization of crime policy and a distinct shift toward retributive responses. The legislation was enacted following several years of racial and civil unrest in urban ...

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