Is Increased Criminal Liability for Regulatory Offenses Justified?

Environmental Forum, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 32-41

U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-20

9 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2016 Last revised: 5 May 2016

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Rena I. Steinzor

University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law; Center for Progressive Reform

Date Written: April 25, 2016

Abstract

Criminal prosecution for major regulatory offenses, for a while the norm and then the exception, is once again on the rise. Government officials, facing dwindling enforcement budgets, are hauling malfeasant corporations and their executives into court to face charges. Will new legislation undermine their efforts?

Keywords: crime, white collar crime, environmental crime, regulatory crime, administrative law, regulatory failure, mine safety, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Volkswagen, cheat device, deepwater horizon, why not jail

Suggested Citation

Steinzor, Rena I., Is Increased Criminal Liability for Regulatory Offenses Justified? (April 25, 2016). Environmental Forum, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 32-41, U of Maryland Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-20, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2770102

Rena I. Steinzor (Contact Author)

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Center for Progressive Reform ( email )

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