Educating Compliance

16 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2009 Last revised: 4 Sep 2009

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Ellen S. Podgor

Stetson University College of Law

Date Written: August 30, 2009


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.

Keywords: corporate criminality, white collar crime, corporate compliance, punishment, deferred prosecutions

JEL Classification: K14, K22, K42

Suggested Citation

Podgor, Ellen S., Educating Compliance (August 30, 2009). American Criminal Law Review, Forthcoming; Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2009-01. Available at SSRN:

Ellen S. Podgor (Contact Author)

Stetson University College of Law ( email )

1401 61st Street South
Gulfport, FL 33707
United States
727 562 7348 (Phone)


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