Reciprocity and the Criminal Responsibility of Corporations
23 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2011
Date Written: November 11, 2011
In Citizens United, the United States Supreme Court held that, at least for many purposes, corporations are people too. This brief essay argues that principles of reciprocity, rooted in moral theory and social science, require, in exchange for the benefits the Court has granted, corporations to accept the burdens of criminal responsibility.
Keywords: corporations, corporate criminal liability, reciprocity, exchange, sentencing
JEL Classification: K10, K22, K29
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation