Criminal Justice, Vol. 13, No. 4, p. 4, 1999
14 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2012 Last revised: 25 Dec 2012
Date Written: 1999
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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Blumenson, Eric D. and Nilsen, Eva S., Contesting the Government's Financial Interest in Drug Cases (1999). Criminal Justice, Vol. 13, No. 4, p. 4, 1999; Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-57. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2192659