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9-70.000
HARBORING OFFENSES


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:

Applicable Statutes Criminal Resource Manual at 1827
18 U.S.C. § 1071—Elements Of Offense Criminal Resource Manual at 1828
18 U.S.C. § 1071—First Element—Federal Warrant Criminal Resource Manual at 1829
18 U.S.C. § 1071—Second Element—Knowledge Criminal Resource Manual at 1830
18 U.S.C. § 1071—Third Element—Concealing Criminal Resource Manual at 1831
18 U.S.C. § 1071—Fourth Element—Prevent Discovery or Arrest Criminal Resource Manual at 1832
18 U.S.C. § 1071—No Familial Exception Criminal Resource Manual at 1833
18 U.S.C. § 1071—No Justification Defense Criminal Resource Manual at 1834
After Conviction of Any Offense Criminal Resource Manual at 1835
18 U.S.C. § 1072—Elements Of Offense Criminal Resource Manual at 1836
18 U.S.C. § 1072—First Element—"Willful" Criminal Resource Manual at 1837
18 U.S.C. § 1072—Second Element—Concealing Criminal Resource Manual at 1838
18 U.S.C. § 1072—Third Element—Escape Criminal Resource Manual at 1839
[updated May 2012]