Crime and Law Enforcement

This issue area encompasses criminal offenses, investigation and prosecution, procedure and sentencing; corrections and imprisonment; juvenile crime; law enforcement administration. Terrorism may fall under Emergency Management or International Affairs.

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    4/28/23
  • Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program (CRS)

    2/17/2023
  • Congress and Law Enforcement Reform: Constitutional Authority (CRS)

    02/15/23
  • Congress and Police Reform: Current Law (CRS)

    2/7/23
  • Congress and Police Reform: Recent Proposals (CRS)

    2/7/23
  • Congressional Review of Proposed Amendments to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines (CRS)

    06/06/2023
  • Crime and Forfeiture (CRS)

    1/10/23
  • Crime and Forfeiture: In Short (CRS)

    1/10/23
  • Criminal Contempt of Congress: Frequently Asked Questions (CRS)

    06/05/23
  • Criminal Prohibitions on Leaks and Other Disclosures of Classified Defense Information (CRS)

    05/11/23
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    05/16/23
  • Cybersecurity: Bureau of Cyber Statistics (CRS)

    1/19/23
  • Death in Custody Reporting Act: Background and Legislative Considerations (CRS)

    05/17/23
  • Extraterritorial Application of American Criminal Law (CRS)

    3/21/2023
  • Extraterritorial Application of American Criminal Law: An Abbreviated Sketch (CRS)

    3/21/2023
  • Federal Capital Offenses: An Abridged Overview of Substantive and Procedural Law (CRS)

    7/5/23
  • Federal Capital Offenses: An Overview of Substantive and Procedural Law (CRS)

    7/5/23
  • Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) (CRS)

    6/26/2023
  • Harmonic Dissonance‚ÄĒSynching Up Cybersecurity Regulations (CRS)

    7/31/23
  • Immigration Relief for Noncitizen Crime Victims (CRS)

    1/31/23
  • Improving Crime Victimization Data for Noncitizen Populations (CRS)

    1/31/23
  • Introduction to Financial Services: Financial Cybersecurity (CRS)

    1/5/23
  • Is ATF‚Äôs Bump-Stock Ban Lawful? Circuit Courts Are Split (CRS)

    02/15/23
  • Juvenile Delinquents and Federal Criminal Law: The Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act and Related Matters (CRS)

    05/09/2023
  • Juvenile Delinquents and Federal Criminal Law: The Federal Juvenile Delinquency Act and Related Matters in Short (CRS)

    05/09/2023
  • Juvenile Justice Funding Trends (CRS)

    1/24/23
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    1/19/23
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentencing: Federal Aggravated Identity Theft (CRS)

    7/19/23
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    7/3/23
  • Pandemic Oversight: The Biden Administration‚Äôs New Anti-Fraud Proposal (CRS)

    06/15/23
  • Policing the Police: Qualified Immunity and Considerations for Congress (CRS)

    02/21/2023
  • Preventing Improper Payments: Lessons from Using Data Matching in Pandemic Relief Program Oversight (CRS)

    2/27/2023
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    2/3/23
  • Regulating Federal Law Enforcement: Considerations for Congress (CRS)

    02/23/23
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    6/29/23
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    7/19/23
  • The Controlled Substances Act (CSA): A Legal Overview for the 118th Congress (CRS)

    1/19/23
  • The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program (CRS)

    2/17/2023
  • The Federal Status of Marijuana and the Expanding Policy Gap with States (CRS)

    03/06/23
  • The Mar-a-Lago Indictment: A Legal Introduction (CRS)

    06/09/23
  • Trafficking in Persons: Grants for Victim Services in the United States (CRS)

    3/10/2023
  • Unemployment Insurance Fraud: Background and Recent Data (CRS)

    02/24/23
  • When Is a Mandatory Minimum Sentence Not Mandatory Under the First Step Act? (CRS)

    2/2/23
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