Beyond the Balance Sheet: Targeting the Proceeds of Crime

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This Breakfast Briefing will explore the actual impact of the 'Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 as a tool to tackle criminality. 

Targeting the proceeds of crime and ensuring that 'crime doesn't pay' have long been primary goals of the Government's policy to tackle criminality. However, the public discourse surrounding the operation of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), the primary legislative tool in this field, has focussed on volumes and values of money involved, rather than looking at the actual impact of the legislation.

This breakfast briefing will consider ways in which this legislation is being used to tackle criminality across the spectrum and will discuss how we can better measure its effect outside of the volume and value narrative. The aim is to encourage debate on this issue to improve public understanding of the legislation beyond the dominating headlines and political agenda.

The discussion will bring together representatives from the law enforcement, prosecution and policy worlds.

Speakers include:

  • Nick Price, Chief Crown Prosecutor, Proceeds of Crime, Crown Prosecution Service
  • Detective Superintendent Nick Stevens, Head of Criminal Finance, Metropolitan Police.

Coffee and pastries will be available from 08:00 .

Event manager: Victoria Walker, (0) 20 7747 2600

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