20 U.S.F. Mar. L.J. 199 (2007-2008)
The Long Reach of U.S. Law Over Crimes Occurring on the High Seas

handle is hein.journals/usfm20 and id is 329 raw text is: The Long Reach of U.S. Law Over Crimes
Occurring on the High Seas
BYROBERT D. PELTZ* AND
LAWRENCE W. KAYE**
I. INTRODUCTION            ..      ................................  .......... 200
II. UNITED STATES JURISDICTION OVER CRIMES ON THE HIGH SEAS ...... 202
A .  General Constitutional Principles ............................................. 202
B .  International Law  Principles  ..................................................... 203
C .  Federal Crim inal Statutes .......................................................... 207
D .  Drug  Enforcem ent Statutes ....................................................... 208
E .  T he  H igh  Seas  ........................................................................... 2 13
F.  Reach  of U .S. Crim inal Statutes ................................................ 215
G. Specific Criminal Statutes Applied To Crimes on the High
S e a s  .......................................................................................... 2 16
III.  THE  KER-FRISBIE  DOCTRINE  ............................................................... 217
IV. THE IMPACT OF CONCURRENT STATE COURT JURISDICTION ............. 219
V. FOREIGN JURISDICTION OVER U.S. CITIZENS ON VESSELS WITHIN
FOREIGN   TERRITORIAL    W ATERS .................................................... 222
VI. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR POTENTIAL CRIMES ....................... 223
VII. INVESTIGATION AND CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS ............................... 226
A .  C oast  G uard  .............................................................................. 226
B .  F B I  ............................................................................................ 2 2 7
VIII. THE INCIDENCE OF CRIMES COMMITTED ON LAND AND SEA:
FA CT  V S. F ICTIO N  ........................................................................... 23 1
IX .  A CCESS  TO  U .S. C OURTS  .................................................................... 233
X .  C O N C L U SIO N   ........................................................................................ 2 3 5
* Robert Peltz is a graduate of Duke University (A.B. '73) and the University of Miami
School of Law (J.D. '76) and a partner in the law firm of McIntosh, Sawran, Peltz and Cartaya,
P.A., practicing out of the firm's Miami office.
** Lawrence Kaye is a graduate of the University of Hartford (B.A. '76) and the University
of San Diego School of Law (J.D.'78) and a partner in the law firm of Kaye, Rose & Partners,
L.L.P., practicing out of the finn's San Diego and Los Angeles offices.

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