Ellen S. Podgor
Stetson University College of Law
August 30, 2009
American Criminal Law Review, Forthcoming
Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2009-01
The most effective way to achieve corporate compliance is to have individuals comply with the law. The reality, however, is that punishing misconduct, a reactive model, is the common methodology used to attain future legal compliance. Focusing more resources on the front end and using a pro-active model to achieve compliance would keep the corporate structure whole and yet also provide a sound basis for eradicating corporate criminality. This Essay proposes that an education model be implemented, with the government more actively participating in promoting compliance with the law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 16
Keywords: corporate criminality, white collar crime, corporate compliance, punishment, deferred prosecutions
JEL Classification: K14, K22, K42Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: September 1, 2009 ; Last revised: September 4, 2009
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