Synopses & Reviews
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.
"An excellent chronology of key events, movements, and legislation is included as well as biographical sketches of some prominent individuals at the forefront of corporate crime news (both good and bad), including Michael Milken and Ken Lay. …The book concludes with a good index. This resource is highly recommended for all libraries and anyone seeking information about hate crimes." -
Corporate Crime examines the ever-present problem of white-collar and corporate crime, not only within the United States but also worldwide.
• Reports the latest research results detailing the extent of corporate criminality and the losses that result from it
• Analyzes the effect of the new global economy on corporate crime in the United States and in other countries
• Discusses the debates and issues surrounding crime in general, and corporate and white-collar crime specifically
• Excerpts and quotes from speeches and reports by both corporate offers convicted of crimes and law enforcement personnel
• Biographical profiles of key figures, from Michael Milken to Ken Lay
• A chronology of milestones in corporate crime, from the English Joint Stock Company and the Federal Trade Commission Act to Enron, WorldCom and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act
• Lists of agencies, organizations, and associations that deal with corporate crime