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Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Property : Legal Measures for Targeting the Proceeds of Crime

ISBN13: 9781847208262
Published: February 2009
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £124.00

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‘Once called “the monster that ate jurisprudence”, civil forfeiture is now an established weapon in the fight against organized crime, terrorism, drug trafficking and corruption. This fine collection of essays covering civil forfeiture regimes in ten diverse jurisdictions, written by leading practitioners, provides a comprehensive and detailed overview of the jurisprudential, legal, political and practical dimensions of the new generation of these powerful and controversial laws.

I commend this book to criminal, civil, comparative and human rights lawyers who have an interest in how serious and profit-motivated crime, and responses to it, develop over time and in different legal cultures.’
Arie Freiberg, Monash University, Australia

Criminal Law
Part I: An Introduction to Civil Forfeiture
Part II: Global Proliferation of Civil Forfeiture Laws
Part III: Forfeiture of Criminal Property in Chinese Societies: Prospects for Modern Forfeiture Laws
Contributors include:
S.D. Cassella,
S. Dayman,
K. Egan,
X. Fei,
K.S Fong,
J.A.F. Godinho,
S. Grono,
R. Keightley,
L.L.C. Lee,
A.V.M. Leong,
J. McKeachie,
F.J. McKenna,
J. Simser,
S.N.M. Young