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NCJ Number: 170318 Find in a Library
Title: Corporate Wrongdoing Policing (From Policing in Central and Eastern Europe: Comparing Firsthand Knowledge With Experience From the West, P 299-311, 1996, Milan Pagon, ed. -- See NCJ- 170291)
Author(s): J Pecar
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: College of Police and Security Studies
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Sale Source: College of Police and Security Studies
Document: HTML
Type: Historical Overview
Language: English
Country: Slovenia
Annotation: This overview of the policing of corporate crime in Slovenia analyzes the nature of corporate crime and how its distinctiveness challenges the police to adopt new methods of detection and investigation.
Abstract: Corporate crime involves an organization's violation of a law in order to achieve financial benefit for the organization. Under debate in the Slovene Parliament is the draft law on "the accountability of legal persons for criminal offenses," which will particularly stipulate unlawful corporate activity as a criminal and punishable offense as in the 60 criminal offenses already specified by the Penal Code for physical persons. This will create new problems for the Slovene Police regarding the detection and investigation of such activities; it will introduce corporate policing, which is a relatively new activity. The economic circumstances of a transitional society require changes in the police role, which must be adapted to new manifestations of and opportunities for individual and corporate behavior that harms individuals and society as a whole. The detection and investigation of corporate crime is not a logical extension of police tasks and services related to personal crime and the maintenance of public order. Police must proactively respond to corporate crime and rely on distinctive resources and methods that often require special authorization. The detection and investigation of corporate and commercial crime require cooperation between the police and other mechanisms outside the criminal justice system, including private national and international institutions and agencies. 22 notes
Main Term(s): Foreign police
Index Term(s): Corporate crimes; Corporate criminal liability; Crime in foreign countries; Police policies and procedures; Slovenia
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