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Federalization of Crime and Crime Control Policies

During the course of history as it relates to crime control policy, state and local government have maintained the legislative right to propose, pass, and enforce laws at their level. As society has continued to evolve with increased technology and social media, criminals have used these changes to their advantage. Crimes have become more intrusive without a criminal ever stepping out of his home. Because criminals have found new ways to commit crimes, the federal government has had to expand their criminal codes.

Discuss and define why there has been a federalization of crime and why it was needed to enforce crime control policies.

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During the course of history as it relates to crime control policy, state and local government have maintained the legislative right to propose, pass, and enforce laws at their level. As society has continued to evolve with increased technology and social media, criminals have used these changes to their advantage. Crimes have become more intrusive without a criminal every stepping out of his home. Because criminals have found new ways to commit crimes, the federal government has had to expand their criminal codes. Below we'll define and discuss why there has been a federalization of crime and why it was needed to enforce crime control policies.

Federalization of crime is when congressional action and intervention in crime-related issues is taken away from state and local governments (Marion and Owen, p.150). Over the course of history Congress has stepped in on subtle issues such as the Interstate Commerce Clause of 1887 and the Comstock Law of 1873. The reason for the federalization of crime is mostly due to inter and intra state issues with crime control. How one county ...

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Federalization of crime is when congressional action and intervention in crime-related issues is taken away from state and local governments (Marion and Owen, p.150). Over the course of history Congress has stepped in on subtle issues such as the Interstate Commerce Clause of 1887 and the Comstock Law of 1873.....

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