Though the United States Code had long recognized the importance of "objects of cultural heritage," it was not until November 2002, that the seriousness of rare book, map, or manuscript theft was reflected in federal sentencing guidelines. This article describes several categories of theft that are now recognized as being of a serious nature.
- Cultural crimes
- Theft of books and manuscripts
- United States
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Safety Research
- Library and Information Sciences