This chapter covers the two statutes in Title 18 which criminalize the harboring of fugitives from justice. These statutes are 18 U.S.C. § 1071 (concealing a person from arrest) and 18 U.S.C. § 1072 (concealing an escaped prisoner). Other related statutes which are not discussed in this chapter include 18 U.S.C. §§ 751 - 757 (the escape and rescue provisions), and 18 U.S.C. §§ 1073 - 1074 (the flight to avoid prosecution or giving testimony provisions). The Counterterrorism Section of the National Security Division has supervisory jurisdiction over 18 U.S.C. §§ 1071 and 1072. Violations of the statutes are investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
See the following sections of the Criminal Resource Manual for a discussion of the law relating to harboring offenses: