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Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, an act of Congress became law in 1994.  The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, enacted in 28 U.S.C. § 994, requires the United States Sentencing Commission to increase the penalties for hate crimes committed on the basis of the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation of any person.  In 1995, the Sentencing Commission implemented these guidelines, which only apply to federal crimes.


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