Corporate Crime: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2008 - Law - 257 pages
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Should corporations and their employees be held criminally liable for shoddy business practices? This volume explores both sides of the question, discussing the nature and scope of corporate crime, the controversies surrounding it, and the most promising solutions. How do we define corporate crime and how do we detect it? "Corporate Crime" guides readers through the definitions and concepts as well as the difficulties in detecting, prosecuting, and punishing corporate wrongdoing.

How do corporations get away with their crimes? This reference examines both the successes and the failures of government and law enforcement policies concerning the punishment of corporate crime and explores leading contemporary proposals for controlling and deterring it. It is an essential information source for any citizen of corporate America.

 

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Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems Controversies and Solutions
41
3 Worldwide Perspective
81
4 Chronology
127
5 Biographical Sketches
145
6 Data and Documents
167
7 Directory of Organizations
201
8 Resources
213
Glossary
235
Index
241
About the Author
257
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Richard D. Hartley is assistant professor of criminal justice at Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX.

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