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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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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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