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Proceeds of Crime Law in New Zealand

Proceeds of Crime Law in New Zealand

McKenzie, H, 2015

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Book 9781927313053 $100.00
Red Book PONZRED0SU $100.00

Dr. Heather McKenzie’s book comes five years after the introduction of the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009.

 

Format: Paperback


This title is also available in Practitioner Book Online format.
PBO ISBN: ONLB0POCSU

Description

This act considerably altered the situations in which property may be considered ‘tainted’, or belonging to someone who has unlawfully benefited from ‘significant criminal activity’. In a fundamental shift from the preceding Criminal Proceeds Act 1991, the new Act does not require a conviction.

In this setting, criminal and civil forfeiture is increasingly being invoked by the Commissioner of Police as an additional tool to help target organised crime. Practitioners will benefit from Proceeds of Crime Law in New Zealand, which provides guidance on the Act’s provisions and machinery, the growing body of case law, and the status of a conceptually criminal regime which engages the civil procedure and civil standard of proof. 

This book will provide practitioners with a vital, practical reference resource in this new and still relatively unfamiliar area of New Zealand’s criminal law.

Features:


      •     Practical, thorough reference text on an updated, unfamiliar area of law

     •     Up-to-date case studies and references

     •     Five years after the introduction of the Act

Author

Dr Heather McKenzie graduated from the University of Canterbury in 2007 and holds a PhD, LLB(Hons), and BA(Hons). She began her career as a Judges’ Clerk at
the Auckland High Court and a Clerk to the High Court Rules Committee. Before joining Raymond Donnelly & Co as a Crown Prosecutor, Dr McKenzie worked at
Meredith Connell and Chapman Tripp. Her main areas of practice include proceeds of crime and a full range of regulatory prosecution and advisory work. She also has
experience in defence and regulatory compliance work.

Table of Contents

A New Act

     •     The setting

     •     Key differences between the two Acts

 

The Act’s Fundamental Concepts

     •     Restraint

     •     Criminal forfeiture

     •     Civic forfeiture

     •     Significant criminal activity

     •     Unlawfully benefitting from significant criminal activity

     •     Tainted property

     •     Effective control over property

 

The Act: Its Provisions and Machinery

     •     Scheme of the Act

     •     Timing of forfeiture proceedings

     •     Proceed through the Act

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