Corporate Crime: An Introduction to the Law and its Enforcement (2nd edition 2022)

159 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2021 Last revised: 28 Oct 2022

Date Written: August 15, 2022


This download provides sample excerpts of the second edition of a flexible textbook in the field of corporate crime and enforcement. The materials are drawn from the intersection of corporate and criminal law and from contemporary developments in enforcement practice. The complete text and individual chapters are available for free in pdf at, which also provides links for ordering a low-cost bound hard copy. Coverage includes corporate liability, fraud, obstruction of justice and related offenses, FCPA, insider trading, health care crimes, securities enforcement, criminal procedure in the white-collar context, plea bargaining and settlements, sentencing, attorney-client privilege and ethics, and more. The website includes sample syllabi and exam questions. The text, up to date as of summer 2022, includes many documents drawn from enforcement actions that illustrate the field’s current practice and provide deep factual examples for analysis and discussion. In addition, most sections conclude with problems for students and other readers to discuss or work through independently. The textbook is published under a Creative Commons license through a self-publishing platform.

Keywords: Corporate Law, Corporate Crime, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law, Compliance

Suggested Citation

Buell, Samuel W., Corporate Crime: An Introduction to the Law and its Enforcement (2nd edition 2022) (August 15, 2022). Open-Source Textbook (2022), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2021-40, Available at SSRN:

Samuel W. Buell (Contact Author)

Duke University School of Law ( email )

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