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Vol 22 No 11 Nov/Dec 2017

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Corporate Criminal Liability: Emergence, Convergence, and Risk

Edited by: Mark Pieth, Radha Ivory

ISBN13: 9789400706736
Published: April 2011
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Germany
Format: Hardback
Price: £148.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9789400735934

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With industrialization and globalization, corporations acquired the capacity to influence societies for better or worse. Yet, corporations are not traditional objects of criminal law.

Justified by notions of personal moral guilt, criminal norms have been judged inapplicable to fictional persons who “think” and “act” through human beings. The expansion of new corporate criminal liability (CCL) laws since the mid-1990s challenges this assumption.

This volume surveys current practice on CCL in diverse civil and common law jurisdictions, exploring the legal conditions for liability, the principles and options for sanctioning, and the procedures for investigating, charging, and trying corporate offenders.

It considers whether domestic CCL laws are converging around the notion of “due diligence” and, in any case, the implications of CCL for those charged with keeping corporations, and other legal entities, out of trouble.