Prosecution and Punishment of Corporate Criminality
Mihailis E. Diamantis & William S. Laufer, 15 Ann. Rev. L. & Soc. Sci., Forthcoming
31 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2018 Last revised: 21 Dec 2018
Date Written: November 29, 2018
This Article provides a broad survey of the U.S. criminal justice system's response (and lack thereof) to corporate crime. After introducing the central legal and theoretical frameworks, it critically engages the judicial and prosecutorial practices that shape whether and how corporate criminals ultimately face punishment for their misconduct. While the Article finds that shortcomings outnumber successes, it points to promising opportunities for improvement.
Keywords: Corporate Crime, Punishment, Prosecution, White-Collar Crime, Theories of Punishment, Collective Responsibility
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