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NCJ Number: 147776 Find in a Library
Title: INTERNATIONAL FORFEITURE; AN EMERGING GLOBAL RESPONSE TO CRIME (FROM RESOURCE MATERIAL SERIES NO. 42, P 67-79, 1992, SEE -- NCJ-147772)
Author(s): J M Whittle
Corporate Author: United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and Treatment of Offenders
Japan
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 13
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Analysis
Language: English
Country: Japan
Annotation: This analysis of international crime, especially drug trafficking, focuses on forfeiture and concludes that it is rapidly becoming one of the most universal and important law enforcement techniques.
Abstract: Crime is now a global issue; international crime includes drug law offenses, fraud, and violent offenses. Forfeiture aims to take illicit gains from criminals and return it to the community in the form of enhanced law enforcement protection. To achieve this goal fully, law enforcement efforts must be global. Knowledgeable drug traffickers and other organized drug criminals are constantly improving their methods of hiding and sheltering substantial illicit wealth outside the jurisdiction where such wealth was generated. Therefore, law enforcement efforts must not stop at national borders. Instead, law enforcement agencies must cooperate and vigorously pursue the forfeiture of assets no matter where they are. Reference notes
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Forfeiture; International cooperation; International drug law enforcement; International police activities; Organized crime investigation
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