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Serious and Organised Crime

Some of the specific measures targeted at serious and organised crime in South Australia are included in the following legislation:

The measures in these Acts as they relate to serious and organised crime are discussed below.

There are also provisions within the general criminal law, for example fortifications laws in the Summary Offences Act 1953 (SA) and specific provisions around criminal organisations in the Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA). The main provisions from these Acts are outlined in this section also.

There are also offences relating to criminal organisations under the Liquor Licensing Act 1997 (SA) [Part 7B].

General criminal laws apply to criminal activity done to benefit a criminal organisation means that the offending will generally be aggravated, and aggravated offences attract higher penalties [s 5AA Criminal Law Consolidation Act (1935) (SA)].

For aggravated drug offences due to association with a criminal organisation see earlier in this chapter: Drug Offences - Aggravated Offences.

There are also additional laws aimed at controlling the involvement of people involved in Serious and Organised Crime in the tattooing industry- see: Tattooing Industry Control.

Serious and Organised Crime  :  Last Revised: Fri Jul 1st 2016
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