This Comment will analyze the differences between civil, quasi-criminal and criminal cases, and demonstrate that RICO civil remedies are civil (regulatory-compensatory) in nature, rather than criminal (penal), or quasi-criminal. In making this determination, this Comment will examine the legislative history of RICO and its relationship to antitrust precedent, and apply to RICO the tests currently used by the United States Supreme Court to determine borderlines between civil, quasi-criminal and criminal laws.
College of Law
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Rodgers, Edward J. III
"The Precarious Constitutionality of RICO Civil Remedies,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 2:
2, Article 9.
Edward J. Rodgers III, Comment, The Precarious Constitutionality of RICO Civil Remedies, 2 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 413 (1982).