Federal Criminal Jurisdiction
Origins, The Expansion Of Federal Jurisdiction After The Civil War, The Continuing Expansion Of Federal Jurisdiction After Prohibition
Since the founding of the United States, the authority to define and punish crimes has been divided between the states and the federal government. Before the Civil War the United States exercised jurisdiction over only a narrow class of cases in which the federal interest was clearly dominant if not exclusive. Since the Civil War, federal criminal jurisdiction has been gradually expanding to subjects previously the exclusive province of the states. Because the bulk of these provisions have been intended to supplement state law and not to supersede, the overlap between federal and state jurisdictions has been increasing.
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See also BANK ROBBERY; COUNTERFEITING; DRUGS AND CRIME: LEGAL ASPECTS; ECONOMIC CRIME: ANTITRUST OFFENSES; ECONOMIC CRIME: TAX OFFENSES; FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION: HISTORY; GUNS, REGULATION OF; JURDISDICTION; KIDNAPPING; MAIL: FEDERAL MAIL FRAUD ACT; ORGANIZED CRIME; RICO (RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS ACT); SEDITION AND DOMESTIC TERRORISM; TERRORISM; TREASON.
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- Federal Bureau of Investigation: History - Before The Beginning Of The F.b.i., The Beginning Of The F.b.i.
- Federal Criminal Jurisdiction - Origins
- Federal Criminal Jurisdiction - The Expansion Of Federal Jurisdiction After The Civil War
- Federal Criminal Jurisdiction - The Continuing Expansion Of Federal Jurisdiction After Prohibition
- Federal Criminal Jurisdiction - Modern Challenges To The Expansion Of Federal Jurisdiction
- Federal Criminal Jurisdiction - Bibliography
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