Law Enforcement

Publications

A Good Practice Guide for Non-conviction-based Asset Forfeiture
Identifies the key concepts - legal, operational and practical - a procedure that provides for the seizure and forfeiture of of stolen assets without the need for a criminal conviction.
The Puppet Masters: How the Corrupt Use Legal Structures to Hide Stolen Assets and What to Do About It
This new StAR report examines how bribes, embezzled state assets and other criminal proceeds are being hidden via legal structures – shell companies, foundations, trusts and others. The study also provides policy makers
Identification and Quantification of the Proceeds of Bribery: A Joint OECD-StAR Analysis
The new StAR and OECD study shows that financial gains from bribery can be accurately calculated and confiscated. The study draws on cases from six countries to show several methods of quantification that are already in use, and
Barriers to Asset Recovery: An Analysis of the Key Barriers and Recommendations for Action
Barriers to Asset Recovery, released on June 21, 2011 by the World Bank Group and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s (UNODC) Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR), advises policy makers on reforms that
Asset Recovery Handbook: A Guide for Practitioners
Developing countries lose between $20 billion and $40 billion each year to bribery, embezzlement, and other corrupt practices. Over the past 15 years only $5 billion has been recovered and returned. A new handbook seeks to help