Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Civil Asset Forfeiture

Civil Asset Forfeiture

Dick Carpenter talked about money the federal government and the states bring in through civil asset forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to seize property and money without pressing criminal charges.

Description

Dick Carpenter talked about money the federal government and the states bring in through civil asset forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to seize property and money without pressing criminal charges.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Explain what Civil Asset Forfeiture is.
  • Compare this with Criminal Forfeiture.
  • Describe some of the concerns associated with Civil Asset Forfeiture.
  • Explain how these laws have evolved over time.

Participants

Vocabulary

  • Forfeiture
  • Incentive
  • Revenue

Topics

Criminal Law & Justice