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Re: Growth of actions definded as crime. Which math formula?
On Tue, 5 Sep 1995, Lucky Green wrote:
> Date: Tue, 5 Sep 1995 23:01:01 -0800
> From: Lucky Green <[email protected]>
> To: Black Unicorn <[email protected]>
> Cc: [email protected]
> Subject: Re: Growth of actions definded as crime. Which math formula?
> At 23:56 9/5/95, Black Unicorn wrote:
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> >Really it's hard to answer this because what constitutes a "NEW" act is a
> >real question in and of itself.
> >For example, wire fraud. Is it a "NEW" crime? Or just a subset of
> >fraud, or mail fraud?
> If they guy would have gotten away before the new law was passed, it is a
> new crime.
This is very rare. It's mostly in definitional cases, for example, where
Extacy was just not defined as a controlled substance some years ago.
Created crimes are few and far between.
There's a lot of jurisprudence. Criminals are creative, but there are
only so many things that can't be covered by "Fraud."
> That's the stats I am looking for.
> -- Lucky Green <mailto:[email protected]>
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