Taking the Assets of Criminals to Compensate Victims of Violence: A Legal and Philosophical Approach
26 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2011
Date Written: July, 13 2011
We contend that all people who abhor violence should favor stripping the criminal of his profits and compensating the hapless victim. To that end we explore the recent California case, which we call "Son of Sinatra,"' to discover a constitutionally pleasing way to accomplish this result. We discuss the constitutional problems that arise when states set out to seize assets of the criminal that have a connection with his storytelling about the crime.
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