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