Corporate Crime

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Transaction Publishers, 1980 - Business & Economics - 386 pages
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Corporate Crime is a seminal work that laid the groundwork for analyses of important aspects of corporate behavior. It defined corporate crime and found ways of locating corporate violations from various sources. It even drew up measures of the seriousness of crimes. Much of this book still applies today to the corporate world and its illegal behavior. Complete with a new introduction, this book explains the nature of corporate crime, and analyzes a number of issues involved in its study. Among the issues tackled are whether today's corporate crime is greater, more serious, and more complex; accounting fraud and its crucial role in hiding corporate crime; the pharmaceuticals, the industry with the most corporate violations; explanations of corporate crime in terms of economic factors, corporate culture, and the role of top executives; and new laws to control corporate crime and alternative approaches.
 

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Contents

Corporate Crime Yesterday and TodayA Comparison
ix
Preface
xlv
Corporations and Illegal Behavior
1
The Growth and Development of the Corporation
22
Corporate Organization and Criminal Behavior
43
The Federal Government Presence
74
Corporate Violations
110
Antitrust Policy and Politics
133
Are Corporations Socially Responsible?
200
The Failure of Business Ethics
213
Oil Autos and Pharmaceuticals
237
Corporate Executives and Criminal Liability
272
Controlling Corporate Crime
299
APPENDIXES
327
REFERENCES
351
Index
374

Political Contributions Bribery and Foreign Payoffs
155
Illegalities and the Accounting Profession
187

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Marshall B. Clinard , who was emeritus professor of sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, wasnbsp;widely known for his publications in the fields of criminology and deviant behavior, including four books on corporate crime. Peter C. Yeager , professor of sociology at Boston University, is the author of The Limits of the Law: The Public Regulation of Private Pollution.

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