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Confiscation of profits and the fight against money laundering. Critical remarks on two financial-oriented crime fighting tools
Buggisch, Walter

According to many police officers and prosecutors the confiscation of profits and the fight against money laundering are very important and successful crime fighting tools. It is the purpose of this essay to take a critical look at these two financial-oriented tools. This approach might be a little bit unusual for an author who is also a member of the police force ? a police officer is expected to tell a success story and to support further expansion of the powers of law enforcement agencies within this area instead of criticizing it. In spite of that, this essay discusses some ? especially legal ? aspects of the confiscation of profits and the anti money laundering policy which have been criticized not only by scientists but also by police professionals. This essay will deal with some critical aspects of these law enforcement tools and it will show the topical state of discussion in Europe and especially in Germany.

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The Cross-Border Crime Colloquium is an annual event since 1999. It brings together experts on international organised (economic) crime to discuss the latest developments in empirical research, legislation and law enforcement, with a special geographical focus on Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. The Colloquia aim at building bridges in three respects: between East and West Europe, between scholars and practitioners, and between old and young.
2019Olsztyn, Poland
2021Kongsvinger, Norway (Virtual)
2019Utrecht, the Netherlands
2018Kharkiv, Ukraine
2017Bratislava, Slovakia
2016Newcastle, United Kingdom
2015Prague, Czech Republic
2014Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzeg.
2013Cambridge, United Kingdom
2012Manchester, United Kingdom
2011Tilburg, The Netherlands
2009Ghent, Belgium
2008Beograd, Serbia
2007Prague, Czech Republic
2006Tallinn, Estonia
2005Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzeg.
2004Berlin, Germany
2003Ainring, Germany
2002Ljubljana, Slovenia
2001Bratislava, Slovakia
2000Budapest, Hungary
1999Prague, Czech Republic

The 22nd Cross-border Crime Colloquium will be hosted by the The University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland on 10 and 11 October 2022. We will soon share the agenda and details on how to attend.
For information, please contact
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