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Money Laundering Law

Forfeiture, Confiscation, Civil Recovery, Criminal Laundering and Taxation of the Proceeds of Crime

By: Peter Alldridge
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Published: 14-01-2003
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 324
ISBN: 9781841132648
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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About Money Laundering Law

In the past twenty years action in respect of the profits of crime has moved rapidly up the criminal justice agenda. Not only may confiscation orders be made,but there are also now serious substantive criminal offences of laundering the proceeds of crime. Moreover, the consequences of the regulatory régimes put in place by the Money Laundering Regulations 1993 and the Financial Services Authority are very significant. This book examines critically the history, theory and practice of all these developments, culminating in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, which marks another step in the move towards greater concentration both on the financial aspects of crime and on the internationalisation of criminal law. The Act puts in place the Assets Recovery Agency, which will be central to the strategy of targeting criminal monies and will have power to bring forfeiture proceedings without a prior criminal conviction and to raise assessments to taxation. The author subjects the law of laundering, especially the novel aspects of the Proceeds of Crime Act itself, to thorough analysis and a human rights' audit.

Contents: Introduction; The Economics of Money Laundering; Theory: Justifications for Forfeiture, Confiscation, and Criminalisation; History of Forfeiture and Confiscation Provisions; The International Dimension; Forfeiture Provisions; Statutory Confiscation Provisions; Investigatory Powers; Beyond Confiscation - Criminalisation; Acquisition and Deployment of Money for Terrorism; Confiscation without Conviction - 'Civil Recovery'; Money Laundering and the Professions

Table Of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
1. Introduction
2. The Economics of Money Laundering
3. Theory: Justifications for Forfeiture,Confiscation and Criminalisation
4. History of Forfeiture and Confiscation Provisions
5. The International Dimension
6. Forfeiture Provisions
7. Statutory Confiscation Provisions
8. Investigatory Powers
9. Beyond Confiscation-Criminalisation
10. Acquisition and Deployment of Money for Terrorism
11. Confiscation Without Conviction-'Civil Recovery'
12. Money Laundering and the Professions


“…a captivating and insightful read for attorneys, law school students, and anyone interested in international law.” –  Donald J. Rebovich, International Criminal Justice Review Vol 16-3

“This book's impressive breadth, detailed analysis and questioning style are refreshing and are warmly welcomed.” –  Rachel Barnes, Cambridge Law Journal

“…excellent introduction to money laundering and the elements of the money-centred approach...Alldridge's most important contribution however comes from his exposition of the confusion, contradictions and inconsistencies that emerge from the money-centred approach to crime control.” –  M. Michelle Gallant, University of Manitoba, Criminal Law Forum

“The book has the double virtue of being both an academic survey while also accessible and stimulating for the non-specialist. This is a timely liberal critique and human-rights audit of important developing and controversial law, the impact of which is certain to be far-reaching, and for many uncomfortable.” –  Paul Marshall, New Law Journal

“...useful analysis of the forfeiture and confiscation provisions and the controversial confiscation without conviction, the socalled civil recovery. Alldridge is always conscious of the human rights dimension and the juxtaposition of the sometimes draconian principles with human rights case law, gives this book a particular relevance.” –  Jonathan Cooper, Criminal Bar Association Newsletter

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