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Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds: The Falure of Corporate Criminal Liability

Corporate Bodies and Guilty Minds: The Falure of Corporate Criminal Liability

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Издательство University of Chicago Press
Год выпуска 2008
Срок комплектации до 10 рабочих дней
ISBN 978-0-226-47041-2
Язык English

We live in an era defined by corporate greed and malfeasance — one in which unprecedented accounting frauds and failures of compliance run rampant. In order to calm investor fears, revive perceptions of legitimacy in markets, and demonstrate the resolve of state and federal regulators, a host of reforms, high-profile investigations, and symbolic prosecutions have been conducted in response. But are they enough? In this timely work, William S.Laufer argues that even with recent legal reforms, corporate criminal law continues to be ineffective. As evidence, Laufer considers the failure of courts and legislatures to fashion liability rules that fairly attribute blame for organizations. He analyzes the games that corporations play to deflect criminal responsibility. And he also demonstrates how the exchange of cooperation for prosecutorial leniency and amnesty belies true law enforcement. But none of these factors, according to Laufer, trumps the fact that there is no single… ISBN:978-0-226-47041-2,0-226-47041-5,978-0-226-47040-5,0-226-47040-7

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