100 Years of White Collar Crime in 'Twitter'
Ellen S. Podgor
Stetson University College of Law
May 25, 2011
Review of Litigation, Vol. 30, No. 3, p. 533, 2011
Stetson University College of Law Research Paper No. 2011-09
Despite the fact that Twitter did not exist when the term “white collar crime” was coined in 1939, it is an interesting exercise to highlight the last 100 years of white collar criminal activity using “tweets.” In so doing, this Essay tries to capture some of the key events that have been prominent in the white collar world.
This Essay first examines corporate criminal liability, looks next at individual liability, and then discusses key statutes and crimes that have been used in the prosecution of white collar criminal activity. In this regard, mail fraud, RICO, and perjury are examined. Sentencing issues and how they have influenced the treatment of white collar crime are tweeted. The ultimate goal of this fictional presentation is to demonstrate a historical overview of white collar crime happenings and is so doing evaluate its progression over time.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: white collar crime, corporate criminal liability, RICO, mail fraud, perjury, federal sentencing, Twitter
JEL Classification: K14
Date posted: May 29, 2011