Following the Money Trail: Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets in Ireland
Petrus van Duyne et al (eds), Human Dimensions in Organised Crime, Money Laundering and Corruption (Wolf Legal Publishers, Nijmegen, 2013) pp.265-291
24 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2013
Date Written: September 21, 2012
This paper sets out the political context preceeding the enactment of proceeds of crime legislation in Ireland. It explains why Ireland offers many lessons for other jurisdictions. As well as outlining relevant forfeiture provisions in the Proceeds of Crime Act, this paper analyses the multi-agency Criminal Assets Bureau. The paper then engages with due process concerns, before examining information access and powers as well as issues of accountability.
Keywords: proceeds of crime, civil recovery, asset forfeiture, civil forfeiture, organised crime, Ireland, crime, criminal law, Criminal Assets Bureau, criminal justice, moral panic, due process, presumption of innocence, police, revenue, data, information access, transparency, accountability, Celtic Tiger
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