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Annual Report of the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program, Fiscal Year 1992

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104 pages
This annual report describes the activities of the Department of Justice Asset Forfeiture Program for Fiscal Year 1992.
Asset forfeiture is a legal concept which has been part of American jurisprudence since the Colonial period. Chapter 1 defines and describes the asset forfeiture statutes; chapter 2 describes the forfeiture process: why property is forfeited; how property is seized; protections for innocent owners; how property is forfeited; the details on administrative, civil judicial and criminal judicial forfeiture; management of seized property; disposal of forfeited property; what is the assets forfeiture fund; and the objectives of the asset forfeiture program. Chapter 3 describes the law enforcement objective and how the objective is achieved. Chapter 4 explains how law enforcement's equitable sharing further enhances the law enforcement objective by fostering cooperation among Federal, State, local, and foreign law enforcement agencies. Chapter 5 presents an overview of revenues for the war on crime. Chapter 6 outlines the asset forfeiture program's accomplishments, policies and procedures, the Consolidated Asset Tracking System (CATS), training, and audits and evaluations. Appendixes


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