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  NCJ Number: NCJ 147153     Find in a Library
  Title: Crime and Justice: A Review of Research, Volume 18
  Editor(s): M Tonry ; A J Reiss Jr
  Corporate Author: Castine Research Corporation
United States of America
  Date Published: 1993
  Page Count: 307
  Annotation: Essays discuss organizations as violators of the law.
  Abstract: This volume contains case studies which examine illegal behaviors by, against, within, and among organizations in specific legal, administrative, regulatory, social, and economic contexts. The focus in each essay is on the behavior of organizations in a particular industry, rather than on specific individuals who commit the violations. Different types of business organizations are covered to illuminate a range of structural and organizational issues in organizational law violations. Organizations discussed include nursing homes, waste management organizations, savings and loans, securities firms, and industrial corporations. The essays aim to obtain a better understanding of the motives and sanctions, the incentives and disincentives, and the structural influences that shape organizational crime, and to illuminate the diverse effects of self-regulation, industry regulation, administrative regulation, and criminal law approaches to eliciting compliance with applicable laws and regulations, discouraging illegality, and discovering wrongdoing.
  Main Term(s): White collar crime
  Index Term(s): Conspiracy ; Mob infiltration ; Crimes against businesses ; Environmental offenses ; Bank fraud ; Insider trading
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
United States of America
  Grant Number: 90-IJ-CX-0016
  Publication Number: ISBN 0-226-80823-8
  Sale Source: University of Chicago Press
1427 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States of America
  Type: Survey
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: Crime and Justice Series
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