A Marketing Pitch for Corporate Criminal Law

Can you name 10 corporate criminals? Bernie Madoff, Martha Stewart, and Jeff Skilling don’t count – they are individuals, not businesses. How about just five? Three? It’s surprising the task should be so difficult. Corporate crime inflicts upwards of 20 times more economic damage each year than all street crime.[1] Brand-name corporations find themselves on the wrong side of the law for everything from accounting fraud to homicide to narcotics dealing.[2] Yet many people, including most law students and even some law professors, don’t even know that corporate criminal law exists.

In a forthcoming paper,[3] we … Read more