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A review of confiscation schemes in Australia

Technical and background paper series no. 36

Lorana Bartels
ISBN 978 1 921532 50 4 ISSN 1836-2052
Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology, March 2010


Confiscation of illegally obtained proceeds of crime is a key strategy for disrupting criminal activity, especially serious and organised crime. This paper sets out the background to confiscation schemes, recent and future developments in the area as well as the regimes currently in place in each Australian jurisdiction.

This paper is taken from the report of research commissioned by the Criminology Research Council