9\/16\/2013 Corporation - Corporation A legal entity which can own property incur debts sue and be sued Corporations provide for limited liability easy

9/16/2013 Corporation - Corporation A legal entity which...

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Corporation A legal entity which can own property, incur debts, sue, and be sued. Corporations provide for limited liability, easy transfer of ownership and continuity of existence Transnational/Globalization Corporate Crime-crimes committed by corporations: unsafe products, corruption, consumer fraud… Corporate Violence-corporation engaging in activities resulting in violent consequences Corporate Crime Crimes committed either by a corporation (business entity having a separate legal personality from the natural persons that manage its activities), or by individuals that may be identified within a corporation. Case studies Ford Pinto Production and sale of tobacco Advertising, Deliberately increase amount of addictive. Asbestos and Manville corporation Asbestos: used in everything, break, paint. Knew health risk but ignore, similar to tobacco. Corporate Violence Indirect actions Indirect Consequences: cannot always be linked to actions of corporation i.e., pollution Numerous individual (corporate heads) acting collectively Motivated by desire to maximize corporate profit Limited legal ramification from CJS Corporate Criminal Liability Holding corporations as an entity, as opposed to the individual personnel of corporations, responsible for illegal acts Who should be held liable for the actions illegal acts? Corporation or individuals. Juristic Persons-concept which, applied to corporations as actors, makes it possible for corporations to face criminal charges just like biological persons. 20th century Phenomenon-corporations could not be liable as they could not from criminal intent Lack of a mind (mens rea) no physical attributes (actus reus)
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  • Fall '16
  • Steve Evens
  • Corporation, Manville Corporation, Corporate Criminal Liability

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