Sentencing the Green-Collar Offender: Punishment, Culpability, and Environmental Crime
145 Pages Posted: 23 Jul 2014
The federal sentencing guidelines for environmental crimes reflect an ad hoc, largely incoherent approach to guidelines development. In some cases of minimal culpability, the guidelines recommend sentences far in excess of what seems theoretically justifiable. This article develops a new culpability-based approach to environmental sentencing and proposes specific reforms to the federal guidelines based on the theoretical model.
Keywords: criminal law, sentencing,environmental law, environmental sentencing, Federal Sentencing Guidelines
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