Assessing Corporate Character as a Basis for Criminal Sentencing

What is the purpose or motivation of corporate criminal punishment? What kinds of punishments ought we impose? While such questions may seem lofty, they are important nonetheless. Strict pragmatists who reject the goal of developing penal theory and focus only on policies that might increase corporate punishment blind themselves. They accept that something must be done, but show little interest in the justification for and normative function of corporate criminal punishment.  And they neglect a scholarly history that reflects little imagination and innovation.

Prof. Mihailis Diamantis of Iowa Law School recently brought a fresh idea to theory in corporate criminal … Read more