Contesting the Government's Financial Interest in Drug Cases

Criminal Justice, Vol. 13, No. 4, p. 4, 1999

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-57

14 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2012 Last revised: 25 Dec 2012

Eric D. Blumenson

Suffolk University Law School

Eva S. Nilsen

Boston University School of Law

Date Written: 1999

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

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

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