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Guilty property: A qualitative analysis of civil forfeiture
American Journal of Criminal Justice (1997)
  • Brian R. Johnson, Grand Valley State University
  • Greg L. Warchol
Abstract
The objective of this article is to explore how property seized under the federal civil-judicial forfeiture laws for drug law violations is proceeded against by the government. The methodology is primarily exploratory. A sample of federal civil-judicial drug forfeiture cases is described and then analyzed in regard to the relative importance of the cases’ characteristics. The findings raise serious questions about the use of this policy and the government’s intent behind forfeiture. Implications and suggestions for future research are also presented.
Publication Date
1997
Citation Information
Brian R. Johnson and Greg L. Warchol. "Guilty property: A qualitative analysis of civil forfeiture" American Journal of Criminal Justice Vol. 21 Iss. 1 (1997)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/greg_warchol/11/