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NCJ Number: 66489 Find in a Library
Title: CORPORATE AND WHITE-COLLAR CRIME - A VIEW BY THE CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME
Journal: AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW  Volume:17  Issue:3  Dated:(WINTER 1980)  Pages:287-300
Author(s): J CONYERS
Corporate Author: American Bar Assoc
Criminal Justice Section
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 14
Sponsoring Agency: American Bar Assoc
Washington, DC 20005-1009
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE NATURE AND SCOPE OF CORPORATE CRIME, THE INADEQUACIES OF THE CURRENT ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS, AND CURRENT LEGISLATIVE PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY THE HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME ARE DISCUSSED.
Abstract: THE 1978 HEARINGS OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON CRIME ESTABLISHED FOR THE PUBLIC RECORD THE DEFINITION, NATURE, CAUSE, EXTENT, AND SOCIOECONOMIC COSTS OF WHITE-COLLAR CRIME. FURTHER, THE HEARING CONFIRMED THAT THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO WHITE-COLLAR CRIME HAS BEEN INADEQUATE. DURING 1979, THE SUBCOMMITTEE HELD HEARINGS ON H.R. 4973, A BILL DESIGNED TO IMPOSE CRIMINAL LIABILITY ON CORPORATIONS AND CORPORATE OFFICIALS WHO KNOWINGLY COVER UP SERIOUS AND HARMFUL DEFECTS IN PRODUCTS AND BUSINESS PRACTICES. IT FURTHER IMPOSES A DUTY TO DISCLOSE SERIOUS DANGERS TO APPROPRIATE GOVERMENT AGENCIES AND THE EMPLOYEES OF THE INVOLVED BUSINESS PUBLIC CONCERN OVER SUCH CASES AS THE DUMPING OF TOXIC CHEMICALS AT LOVE CANAL IN NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA WATER-WELL POISONINGS, THE ASBESTOS CASES, AND THE FORD PINTO EXPLODING GAS TANK HAVE SPURRED SUPPORT FOR SUCH LEGISLATION. TESTIMONY WAS ALSO TAKEN ON LEAA AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT USAGE OF RESOURCES FOR ISSUES OF WHITE-COLLAR CRIME. INVESTIGATIVE HEARINGS HAVE ALSO BEEN CONDUCTED ON WHITE-COLLAR CRIME IN THE OIL INDUSTRY. HOPES ARE HIGH FOR THE PASSAGE OF SOME VERSION OF H.R. 4973, AND PLANS ARE UNDERWAY TO INCREASE THE RESOURCES FOR ENFORCEMENT OF LAWS BEARING UPON VARIOUS WHITE-COLLAR CRIMES. FOOTNOTES ARE PROVIDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Allocution; Corporate criminal liability; Federal government; Federal law enforcement agencies; Hearings; Legislation; White collar crime
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