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Corporations, Crime and Accountability

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Brent FisseUniversity of Sydney, John BraithwaiteAustralian National University, Canberra

ISBN13: 9780521441308
ISBN: 0521441307
Published: April 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £73.00

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In modern society corporate activities frequently result in serious harm, whether to the environment, to victims of industrial accidents, or to persons who suffer loss from fraudulent operations. In such cases who should be held responsible, the corporation or individual employees? This book explains why accountability is rarely imposed under the present law, and proposes solutions which would help to extend responsibility to a wide range of actors. The authors develop an Accountability Model under which the courts and corporations work together to achieve accountability across a broad front.

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Criminal Law
1. Crime, responsibility and corporate society
2. Individualism
3. Enterprise liability
4. Organisation theory perspectives
5. Making the buck stop
6. Assessing the accountability model
7. The possibility of responsibility for corporate crime