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A Note on the Deterrence Effects of the Forfeiture of Illegal Gains

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  • Friehe Tim

    (University of Konstanz)

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This paper analyzes how the forfeiture of illegal gains impacts the deterrence of illegal acts. We show that when public authorities introduce a claim on illegal gains as part of a sanction it may, counter-intuitively, increase crime in a setting in which criminals may invest in avoidance activities to lower the probability of detection.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Review of Law & Economics.

Volume (Year): 7 (2011)
Issue (Month): 1 (May)
Pages: 118-124

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:rlecon:v:7:y:2011:i:1:n:6

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