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Author Anderson, James M., author.

Title The changing role of criminal law in controlling corporate behavior / James M. Anderson, Ivan Waggoner.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2014.


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Summary What should be the role of the criminal law in controlling corporate behavior, and how can the execution of that role be improved? On the one hand, corporations have enormous power, and, when a corporation causes harm, there is a natural instinct to apply criminal sanctions, society's most serious expression of moral disapproval. In the wake of a harm in which a corporation had a prominent role, there are often calls for an increased use of the criminal law to tame corporate excesses. On the other hand, criminal liability has historically usually required criminal intent, a concept that applies oddly to a legal construction, such as a corporation. And more recently, critics have decried what they have termed the overcriminalization of corporate behavior, suggesting that there has been an overreliance on the use of criminal law in this context. To provide guidance to policymakers on the proper role of criminal sanctions in this context, RAND Corporation researchers (1) measure the current use of criminal sanctions in controlling corporate behavior, (2) describe how the current regime developed, and (3) offer suggestions about how the use of criminal sanctions to control corporate behavior might be improved.
Contents Introduction -- How did criminal law come to be applied to corporate behavior, and what lessons can we draw from that history? -- Recent history: a shift to reforming corporations from within -- Trends in prosecutions of corporations and individuals -- Conclusions and policy implications.
Subject Criminal liability of juristic persons -- United States.
Tort liability of corporations -- United States.
Corporate governance -- Law and legislation -- United States -- Criminal provisions.
Personnes morales -- Responsabilité pénale -- États-Unis.
Sociétés -- Responsabilité civile -- États-Unis.
LAW -- Corporate.
LAW -- Criminal Law -- General.
Criminal liability of juristic persons. (OCoLC)fst00883418
Tort liability of corporations. (OCoLC)fst01152877
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Juristische Person
Law - U.S.
Law, Politics & Government.
Criminal Law & Procedure - U.S.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Added Author Waggoner, Ivan, author.
ISBN 9780833087898 (electronic bk.)
0833087894 (electronic bk.)
9780833087867 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
Report No. RAND/RR-412-ICJ
Standard No. AU@ 000053882859
CHBIS 010445415
CHNEW 000890213
CHVBK 337126259
CHVBK 374489300
DEBBG BV043617193
GBVCP 1008662828

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