From the introductory paragraph on the Federal Bureau of Investigation Law Enforcement Bulletin website: "State and local law enforcement agencies conduct investigations involving a variety of crimes, including many where gangs, drug traffickers, fraudsters, or other types of criminals aim to make a profit. But, how do investigators address these offenses when the perpetrators consider a prison sentence merely a cost of doing business--a brief respite from their regular lives--and know that they will return to their 'toys,' illegal profits, and high standards of living when released? To thoroughly explore the complex world of asset seizure and forfeiture, the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin presents this article in two parts. The first provides an introduction to the topic and gives readers a basic understanding of seizure and forfeiture, including common investigative techniques and best practices for law enforcement."
United States Federal Bureau of Investigation: https://www.fbi.gov/