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The Challenge of White Collar Sentencing


Ellen S. Podgor


Stetson University College of Law


Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 93, No. 3, 2007

Abstract:     
Sentencing white collar offenders is difficult in that the economic crimes committed clearly injured individuals, but the offenders do not present a physical threat to society. This Article questions the necessity of giving Draconian sentences, in some cases in excess of twenty-five years, to non-violent first offenders who commit white collar crimes. The attempts by the U.S. Sentencing Commission to achieve a neutral sentencing methodology, one that is class-blind, fails to respect the real differences presented by these offenders. As the term white-collar crime has sociological roots, it is advocated here that sociology needs to be a component in the sentencing of white collar offenders.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 29

Keywords: sentencing, white collar crime, criminal law, corporate crime, sociology

JEL Classification: K14, K22

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Date posted: November 23, 2007  

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Podgor, Ellen S., The Challenge of White Collar Sentencing. Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 93, No. 3, 2007. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1031832

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Ellen S. Podgor (Contact Author)
Stetson University College of Law ( email )
1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States
727 562 7348 (Phone)
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.stetson.edu/tmpl/faculty/memberProfile.aspx?id=88

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