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: 16 Apr 2019

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Mihailis Diamantis

University of Iowa - College of Law

William S. Laufer

University of Pennsylvania - Legal Studies Department

Date Written: November 29, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Diamantis, Mihailis and Laufer, William S., Prosecution and Punishment of Corporate Criminality (November 29, 2018). Mihailis E. Diamantis & William S. Laufer, 15 Ann. Rev. L. & Soc. Sci., Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3297762

Mihailis Diamantis (Contact Author)

University of Iowa - College of Law ( email )

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William S. Laufer

University of Pennsylvania - Legal Studies Department ( email )

3730 Walnut Street
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365
United States
(215) 898-7693 (Phone)
(215) 573-2006 (Fax)

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