Help Yourself to the Proceeds of Crime

It is harder than may appear at first sight for a state to create a set of laws that enables the state to confiscate assets of criminals. Any law enabling confiscation must be just and must only enable confiscation of proceeds of crime which cannot be returned to the victims of crime. In England and Wales the Proceeds of Crime Act enables confiscation where a person is convicted of a serious offence and has a criminal lifestyle. Under English law having a criminal lifestyle does not mean behaving like a criminal but Continue reading