Son-of-sam-law Definition

noun

Any law designed to prevent criminals from profiting from the publicity around their crimes, as for example allowing the state to seize profits and distribute them to victims.

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Singular:
son-of-sam-law
Plural:
son-of-sam-laws

Origin of Son-of-sam-law

  • The first such law was created in New York after the "Son of Sam" murders committed by serial killer David Berkowitz.

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