Corporate Crime: Contemporary Debates

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Frank Pearce, Laureen Snider
University of Toronto Press, Jan 1, 1995 - Social Science - 426 pages

Corporate crime inflicts massive harm on employees, consumers, workplaces, economies, and the environment, but there are inadequate controls and few deterrent mechanisms, and sanctions are mild relative to the harm done. There is little agreement on remedies and praxis, reflecting an underlying diversity of opinion on the causes of corporate criminality.

Corporate Crime is a collection of original papers by many of the world's leading experts on corporate crime, and covers its causes, extent, and control. It provides discussions of all the major areas of corporate criminal conduct, looking at the relationship between corporate structure and corporate crime. It opens up debate on appropriate control strategies to deter perpetrators and minimize harm. The discussions centre around strategies to control the social, economic, and political costs of various kinds of corporate crime - within the corporate organization and the fields of finance, occupational health and safety, and environmental degradation.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Regulating Capitalism
19
Corporate Crime and Republican Criminological Praxis
48
Should We Prosecute Corporations andor Individuals?
72
Feminism Law and the Pharmaceutical Industry
87
Preliminary Observations on Strains of and Strains
111
Corporate Crime and New Organizational Forms
132
Organizational Forms
147
Public Policy towards Individuals Involved in CompetitionLaw
214
An Assessment of ThirdWave Health
245
Regulating Work in a Capitalist Society
268
Judgments of Legitimacy regarding Occupational Health and Safety
284
Environmental Harm and Corporate Crime
305
Can Confrontation Negotiation or Socialization Solve the Superfund
322
Due Process and the Nova Scotia Herbicide Trial
352
CASES CITED
367

Organization
168
Criminal Justice versus Regulation
181
Saving the Savings and Loans? U S Government Response
199
AUTHOR INDEX
409
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About the author (1995)

Frank Pearce is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Queen?s University.

Laureen Snider is a professor in the Department of Sociology at Queen's University. Her publications include Bad Business.

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