Contesting the Government's Financial Interest in Drug Cases
Eric D. Blumenson
Suffolk University Law School
Eva S. Nilsen
Boston University School of Law
Criminal Justice, Vol. 13, No. 4, p. 4, 1999
Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-57
This article examines federal forfeiture laws, which enable local and state law enforcement agencies to retain 80% of the drug related assets they seize. It notes the perverse policy incentives created by these laws, and inventories constitutional and statutory objections to its provisions.
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Date posted: December 22, 2012 ; Last revised: December 25, 2012
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