Reciprocity and the Criminal Responsibility of Corporations

23 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2011  

Andrew E. Taslitz

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: November 11, 2011

Abstract

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

Taslitz, Andrew E., Reciprocity and the Criminal Responsibility of Corporations (November 11, 2011). Stetson Law Review, Vol. 41, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1959008

Andrew E. Taslitz (Contact Author)

American University - Washington College of Law ( email )

4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016
United States

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