Pocketing the Proceeds of Crime: A Case for Reform of Criminal Property Confiscation Legislation in New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia

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Abstract

This article reports on an 18-month study undertaken in three Australian jurisdictions — Western Australia, New South Wales and Queensland — into the attitudes to and impact of legislation confiscating the proceeds of crime. Forty interviews were conducted with a range of legal and government stakeholders and members of the public directly or indirectly involved in or affected by the operation of confiscation legislation. The study produced a suite of best practice recommendations for the reform of Australian proceeds of crime legislation, with a view to ensuring just, valid and effective statutory schemes that achieve their legitimate objectives.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-56
Number of pages10
JournalCriminal Law Journal
Volume45
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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