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  • March 1, 2010    |   Private Property

    …drugs. Public Choice, 83, 21-45; Blumenson, E. & Nilsen, E. (1998). Policing for profit: The drug war’s hidden economic agenda. University of Chicago Law Review, 65, 35-114; Edgeworth, 2008; Hadaway,…

  • December 3, 2015    |   Private Property

    …IJ found in its new report, Policing for Profit, only seven states and Washington, D.C. earned a B or better for the civil forfeiture laws. And just three states—Nebraska, New…

  • March 1, 2010    |   Private Property

    Policing for Profit: First Edition

    The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture

    …it innocent. Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture chronicles how state and federal laws leave innocent property owners vulnerable to forfeiture abuse and encourage law enforcement to…

  • December 14, 2020

    ceIn 2019, nursing student and single mother Stephanie Wilson had not one, but two cars seized by the Detroit Police Department, losing the first one forever. 1…

  • March 1, 2010    |   Private Property

    Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture is the most comprehensive national study to examine the use and abuse of civil asset forfeiture and the first study…

  • March 1, 2010    |   Private Property

    …fought so hard. The study should be read and the evidence it contains should be acted upon.” -David Keene, American Conservative Union Return to Policing for Profit main page…

  • November 2, 2015    |   Private Property

    …on the extent to which its civil forfeiture laws protect property rights or encourage policing for profit. Grades were assigned for each of the three key elements, as indicated in…

  • October 24, 2020

    …further burden lower-income and other disadvantaged communities by depriving them of needed resources.68 This third edition of Policing for Profit presents the largest collection of state and federal forfeiture data…

  • December 9, 2020

    Policing for Profit Data For this third edition of Policing for Profit, we gathered records from the forfeiture programs of 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the…

  • November 2, 2015    |   Private Property

    …property rights. And with the publication of this new edition of Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture, we document in the greatest detail possible the sweep of…

  • March 1, 2010    |   Private Property

    …very loose restrictions—giving them a direct financial stake in generating forfeiture funds. With these changes, the modern era of policing and prosecuting for profit had begun. Meanwhile, many states followed…

  • November 10, 2015    |   Private Property

    Policing for Profit: Second Edition

    The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture: 2nd Edition

    …keep property—regardless of the owner’s guilt or innocence. This updated and expanded second edition of Policing for Profit: The Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture makes the case for reform, grading…

  • December 18, 2015

    …From New York to California, Americans are outraged by civil forfeiture. Newspapers and other media outlets in 30 states have cited Policing for Profit and educated readers about civil…

  • November 1, 2004    |   Private Property

    Policing and Prosecuting for Profit

    Arizona’s Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Violate Basic Due Process Protections

    In 2002, New Jersey’s Carol Thomas made headlines after her teenage son used her 1990 Ford Thunderbird to sell marijuana to an undercover police officer. He was arrested,…

  • December 1, 2012    |   Private Property

    Arizona’s Profit Incentive in Civil Forfeiture

    Dangerous for law enforcement; Dangerous for Arizonans

    …by the legislature. Problem 1: Policing for Profit The first problem is the profit incentive that Arizona’s civil forfeiture laws inject into policing and prosecutorial decisions. In Arizona, law enforcement…

  • November 2, 2020

    …data for the second edition of Policing for Profit and from creating and maintaining our Forfeiture Transparency & Accountability report cards (see “Despite Progress, Forfeiture Transparency and Accountability Remain Limited.”).70…

  • February 11, 2016    |   Private Property

    …“In Indiana, policing for profit isn’t just wrong; it’s unconstitutional, and that’s because the Indiana constitution could not be clearer that all forfeitures go to schools not law…

  • November 2, 2020

    …For at least some types of property, 10 states and D.C. have adopted a somewhat elevated standard, clear and convincing evidence. Since the second edition of Policing for Profit, 13…

  • January 4, 2016    |   Private Property

    …the program. This means Ohio takes in more equitable sharing revenue per drug arrest than all but eight other states. IJ’s second edition of Policing for Profit, released in November…

  • December 7, 2015    |   Private Property

    …this policing for financial gain. The state of Illinois received a grade of D- on IJ’s recent Policing for Profit report for its low bar to forfeit property and high…

  • September 7, 2016    |   Private Property

    …has filed a new lawsuit to combat. As long as the incentive to seize and keep assets still exists, the act of policing for profit is likely to continue….

  • November 3, 2020

    Policing for Profit presents the largest collection of state and federal forfeiture data yet assembled and provides updated grades of state and federal civil forfeiture laws. Key findings include: Forfeiture…

  • March 28, 2016    |   Private Property

    …report by the Institute for Justice, Policing for Profit, found that New Hampshire agencies have collected more than $1.15 million in forfeiture proceeds under state law since 1999. That same…

  • August 21, 2017    |   Private Property

    …2016 in Indianapolis on behalf of forfeiture victims and concerned Hoosier families to challenge local agencies’ unconstitutional system of “policing for profit” instead of obeying the law and funding schools….

  • November 2, 2020

    …proceeds go to funds controlled by law enforcement—and little has changed since the second edition of Policing for Profit. Only one state, Florida, modestly reduced the financial incentive, dropping law…

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