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By Dennis Hoffman

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ISBN-13: 9780764585616

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are examples of administrative agencies that make such rules. These agencies formulate rules, investigate violations, and impose sanctions. They enforce rules relating to a variety of crimes, including securities fraud, income tax evasion, selling contaminated food, and dumping toxic waste. S. Supreme Court) become case law. Such law results from appellate court interpretations of statutory law or from court decisions where rules have not yet been codified in statutes.

5 million offenses. Nonviolent property crimes made up almost 90 percent of the total number of index offenses. The crime rate, or the number of Part I offenses that occurred in a given area for every 100,000 people living in the area, is calculated as follows: total Crime Index divided by population multiplied by 100,000 equals crime rate. The UCR also figures crime rates for specific crimes. For example, the national murder rate in 1997 was 770 murders per 100,000 people. What does it mean when the official Part I crime rate increases?

Governmental agencies and commissions make rules that are semilegislative or semijudicial in character. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are examples of administrative agencies that make such rules. These agencies formulate rules, investigate violations, and impose sanctions. They enforce rules relating to a variety of crimes, including securities fraud, income tax evasion, selling contaminated food, and dumping toxic waste.

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