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 Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Property
 Legal Measures for Targeting the Proceeds of Crime
 Edited by Simon N.M. Young, Associate Professor and
 Director, Centre for Comparative and Public Law, Faculty
 of Law, University of Hong Kong
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 ‘Once called “the monster that ate jurisprudence” civil forfeiture is now an
 established weapon in the fight against organized crime, terrorism, drug trafficking
 and corruption. This fine collection of essays covering civil forfeiture regimes in ten
 diverse jurisdictions, written by leading practitioners, provides a comprehensive and
 detailed overview of the jurisprudential, legal, political and practical dimensions of the new
 generation of these powerful and controversial laws. I commend this book to criminal, civil,
 comparative and human rights lawyers who have an interest in how serious and profit-
 motivated crime, and responses to it, develop over time and in different legal cultures.’
                                                    – Arie Freiberg, Monash University, Australia
 In this book, which is the first of its kind, leading experts examine the civil and criminal
 forfeiture systems in Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom
 and the United States. In the fight against organized crime and international money
 laundering, there is a global trend for countries to enact forfeiture and confiscation
 laws that are applied through the civil process rather than the traditional criminal
 justice system. The authors gathered here analyze the appeal these civil forfeiture laws
 have for governments for their potential to disrupt criminal organizations and for their
 quantifiable benefits to the state. But without the usual safeguards of the criminal process,
 civil forfeiture laws are controversial, attracting constitutional challenges, particularly on
 human rights grounds.

 This book will be of great interest to policy-makers in government, and law enforcement agencies who are thinking of
 reforming their own laws, as well as to law reform agencies or select parliamentary committees where the issue of reform
 is topical. It will also appeal to students in criminal law, criminology and human rights.
 Contents: Preface Introduction Part I: An Introduction to Civil Forfeiture Part II: Global Proliferation of Civil Forfeiture Laws Part III: Forfeiture of
 Criminal Property in Chinese Societies: Prospects for Modern Forfeiture Laws Index

 Contributors: S.D. Cassella, S. Dayman, K. Egan, X. Fei, K.S Fong, J.A.F. Godinho, S. Grono, R. Keightley, L.L.C. Lee, A.V.M. Leong, J. McKeachie, F.J. McKenna,
 J. Simser, S.N.M. Young

 2009 392 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 826 2 £95.00
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