Corporate Environmental Crime

Corporate Environmental Crime - "Corporate...

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“Corporate Environmental Crime: Current Research and Connections to Fisheries and Wildlife” In criminology, corporate crime refers to crimes committed either by a corporation or by individuals that may be identified with a corporation or other business entity. Corporate crime is often done by a company in order to save the company money. Furthermore, company crime is likely to occur when company profits are down, thus dumping hazardous waste to save money is occurring. The Clean Water Act (CWA) is regulated by the government and it monitors water pollution. The act authorized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to set water quality standards to protect public health and the environment. This acts goals are eliminating high amounts of toxic substances in water, eliminating any additional water pollution, and ensuring that surface waters meet standards necessary for human sports and recreation. However, it is hard for the EPA to monitor every company because the EPA is understaffed and
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This essay was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course LBS 144 taught by Professor Urquhart/peters during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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