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Corporate Crime : Law and Society - Peter Cleary Yeager

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Published: 31st October 2005
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Corporate Crime, originally published in 1980, is the first and still the only comprehensive study of corporate law violations by our largest corporations. The book laid the groundwork for analyses of important aspects of corporate behavior. It defined corporate crime and found ways of locating corporate violations from various sources. It even drew up measures of the seriousness of crimes. Much of this book still applies today to the corporate world and its illegal behavior.

A new introduction, "Corporate Crime: Yesterday and Today--A Comparison," prepared for this edition by coauthor Marshall B. Clinard, discusses the development of a criminological interest in corporate crime, explains the nature of corporate crime, and analyzes a number of issues involved in its study. Among the issues tackled are whether today's corporate crime is greater, more serious, and more complex; accounting fraud and its crucial role in hiding corporate crime; the pharmaceuticals, the industry with the most corporate violations; explanations of corporate crime in terms of economic factors, corporate culture, and the role of top executives; and new laws to control corporate crime and alternative approaches.

"Corporate Crime: Yesterday and Today - A Comparison," by Marshall B. Clinard"

Corporations and illegal behaviorp. 1
The growth and development of the corporationp. 22
Corporate organization and criminal behaviorp. 43
The federal government presencep. 74
Corporate violationsp. 110
Antitrust : policy and politicsp. 133
Political contributions, bribery, and foreign payoffsp. 155
Illegalities and the accounting professionp. 187
Are corporations socially responsible?p. 200
The failure of business ethicsp. 213
Oil, autos, and pharmaceuticalsp. 237
Corporate executives and criminal liabilityp. 272
Controlling corporate crimep. 299
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ISBN: 9781412804936
ISBN-10: 1412804930
Series: Law and Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 31st October 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.71