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NCJ Number: 34664 Find in a Library
Title: CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR GROUP ACTION - WORKING PAPER 16
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Law Reform Cmssn of Canada
Canada
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 156
Sponsoring Agency: Information Canada
Ottawa, Ontario KIA OS9, Canada
Law Reform Cmssn of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A OL6, Canada
Sale Source: Information Canada
171 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario KIA OS9,
Canada
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: AN EXAMINATION OF THE ROLE OF CANADIAN CRIMINAL LAW IN THE CONFLICT BETWEEN THE SPECIALIZED INTERESTS OF GROUPS, THE MORE GENERAL INTERESTS OF SOCIETY, AND THE INTERESTS OF INDIVIDUALS.
Abstract: THE POINT OF FOCUS IS THE CORPORATION, ALTHOUGH DISCUSSION IS NOT RESTRICTED TO THE NARROW ISSUE OF CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY. EXISTING LAW GOVERNING CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR CORPORATE ACTIONS IS DISCUSSED, AS ARE DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN REAL CRIMES AND REGULATORY OFFENSES. THE INTERRELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL AND CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY IS EXPLORED, AND SANCTIONING OBJECTIVES AND PROCEDURES ARE EXAMINED. EMPHASIS IS ON RESTRAINT IN THE USE OF CRIMINAL LAW LEADING TO A NEED FOR INCREASED EMPHASIS ON NON-CRIMINAL MEANS OF ENSURING CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY. --IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH
Index Term(s): Canada; Corporate criminal liability; Criminal codes; Criminal responsibility; Groups; White collar crime
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