May 24, 2010

Policing for Profit (The Economics of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws)

In most states and under federal law, law enforcement can keep some or all of the proceeds from civil forfeitures. This incentive has led to concern that civil forfeiture encourages policing for profit, as agencies pursue forfeitures to boost their budgets at the expense of other policing priorities.

Policing for Profit @ Cato

Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture

Forfeiture Endangers American Rights

The Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section provides centralized management for the Department's asset forfeiture program to ensure its integrity and maximize its law enforcement potential, while also providing managerial direction to the Department's components in prosecuting money laundering. The Section initiates, coordinates, and reviews legislative and policy proposals impacting on the asset forfeiture program and money laundering enforcement agencies.

The Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section

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